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Worcester women's oral history project

Repository: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute. Schlesinger Library

Collection Description (CRHP): Some interviewees discuss their memories of the civil rights movement, school desegregation and workplace discrimination.

Collection Description (Extant): The Worcester Women's Oral History Project was launched in October 2005 by the Worcester Women's History Project in an effort to 'record, collect, and share the personal memories of women' throughout the broader Worcester (Massachusetts) community. It focused on the four areas that characterized the focus and spirit of the National Women's Rights Convention held in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1850: work, education, health, and politics. The project engaged local college professors and their students in collecting and transcribing oral histories; offered community workshops on doing oral histories; assembled a list of related projects pertaining to local history; and created a web site were completed transcripts could be read.

Access Copy Note: Some transcripts are available online at the collection website.

Collection URL: http://www.wwhp.org/activities-exhibits/oral-history-project External Link

Date(s): 2005-2009

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (1 carton, 1 1/2 file boxes); 81 sound cassettes; 23 sound discs; 6 videodiscs.

Finding Aid URL: http://discovery.lib.harvard.edu/?itemid=|library/m/aleph|012095695 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Phyllis Estus, Joan Webster, Harriet Miller Hight, Ogretta McNeil, Brenda Safford

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Virginia
Discrimination in employment
School integration--Texas
Women's rights
Worcester (Mass.)

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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