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Political women in Connecticut interview transcripts

Repository: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute. Schlesinger Library

Collection Description (CRHP): Rostow, Celia Duhan. CDR was a New Haven socialist who participated in the League of Women Voters, the Jewish Community Council, the NAACP, and in local politics.

Collection Description (Extant): In 1980-1981, the Center for Oral History and the Women's Studies Program at the University of Connecticut carried on an oral history project, funded by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council, on political women in Connecticut. Joyce Pendery and Carole Nichols conducted the twenty-one interviews; Betty Seaver was the transcriber. The project concentrated on women who had been active in political office and/or community service between 1920 and 1945.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains photocopies of all twenty-one transcripts; the originals are in the Historical Manuscripts and Archives Division at the University of Connecticut Library. Each interview describes the interviewee's education, family, and political activities. Each folder also contains data sheets on the interviewee, giving age, place of birth, places of residence, parents' background, occupations, memberships in organizations, and other information.

Date(s): 1980-1981

Digital Status: No

Extent: 1+1/2 file boxes

Finding Aid URL: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=sch00857 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Celia Duhan Rostow

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Connecticut
Connecticut--Politics and government
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Women civil rights workers
Women's rights
Women--Political activity

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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