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Women at War Oral History Project, 2006
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 566

Abstract:
Veterans. Oral histories of six women veterans (Jill Caliri, Shannon Donnelly, Mary Fisher, Marlisa Grogan, Margaret Oglesby, and Lydia Rodriguez) who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, circa 2001-2006; and materials relating to the play "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," written and produced by Revan Schendler and John Hadden.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Women at War Oral History Project was conceived and carried out by socioligist and oral historian, Revan Schendler, and playwright/director, John Hadden in 2006. Its purpose was to give voice to women veterans from Western Massachusetts who had served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Schendler conducted oral histories with six women veterans, and she and Hadden wrote and produced a play based on the interviews called "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," which was performed at the Northampton (Mass.) Center for the Arts in 2006.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Oral histories (transcripts and video recordings) of six women veterans (Jill Caliri, Shannon Donnelly, Mary Fisher, Marlisa Grogan, Margaret Oglesby, and Lydia Rodriguez) who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, circa 2001-2006. There are also materials relating to the play "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," based on the oral histories, written and produced by Revan Schendler and John Hadden.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Women at War Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Original videotaped recordings have been copied to DVD for research use.

History of the Collection

The Women at War Oral History Project was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Revan Schendler in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2007


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Afghan War, 2001- --Personal narratives, American
  • Caliri, Jill
  • Donnelly, Shannon
  • Fisher, Mary E.
  • Grogan, Marlisa
  • Iraq War, 2003- Personal narratives, American
  • Oglesby, Margaret
  • Rodriguez, Lydia
  • United States--Armed Forces--Women--History--Sources
  • Veterans--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women and the military--United States--Biography--Interviews
  • Women soldiers--United States--Biography--Interviews

Contributors
  • Hadden, John
  • Schendler, Revan

Genre terms
  • Oral history--Archival resources


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