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Women in social services oral history collection

Repository: University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research

Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include the League of Women Voters in Santa Fe and the Colored Women's Club in Albuquerque.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection contains 17 oral history interviews on 21 audio cassette tapes. In addition, there are 19 detailed tape logs, one for each of the recorded interviews and 2 additional transcripts for interviews that do not have audio tapes.

The interviews in this collection were undertaken as research for Sandra Schackel's dissertation. Schackel interviewed New Mexico women involved in public health, New Deal welfare programs, and politics during the 1930s and 1940s. The interviews took place during the years 1986-87. Major subjects discussed by Schackel and her informants include public health, welfare, the depression, and federal programs such as the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. In addition, the women discuss their roles in organizations such as the Red Cross and local social service groups. Of particular note are interviews describing African-American women's organizations in the Albuquerque area.

Access Copy Note: Photocopies of transcripts allowed for research purposes. Audio tapes may not be copied without permission.

Date(s): 1986-1987

Existing IDs: MSS 590 BC

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Xenobia McMurray, Florence Napoleon, Laura Webb

Rights (Extant): Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


African American women--New Mexico
African American women--Societies and clubs


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