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Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project, 2000-2005
56 boxes (17.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 423

Abstract:
The collection includes fifty-one oral histories of scholars of U.S. women's history. The interviews document the emergence and development of women's history as a discipline from 1960 to 2000, as well as the interviewees' professional and personal lives, their choices, and their intellectual commitments.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Final, edited transcripts are open for research with the following exceptions:

  • Anderson Karen (pp. 68-69 closed until 15 Jan 2016)
  • Antler, Joyce (p. 31 closed until 15 Nov 2015)
  • Banner, Lois (pp. 23-24 closed until 4 Apr 2016)
  • Brumberg, Joan (p. 76 closed until 29 May 2016)
  • Conway, Jill (closed until 3 Dec 2017)
  • Hall, Jacquelyn (closed until ?)
  • Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz (pp. 83-89 closed until 17 May 2016)
  • Leavitt, Judith (pp. 14-15 closed until 4 Jan 2026)
  • Miller, Page Putnam (pp. 67-68 closed until 7 Mar 2016)
  • Oates, Mary (closed until 16 Nov 2025)
  • Sklar, Kathryn Kish (pp. 77-78, p. 80 closed until 6 Oct 2015)

For partially restricted interviews, restricted pages have been removed from the public version of the transcripts. Electronic copies of open transcripts are available. All original transcripts are closed.

The audio recordings for unrestricted interviews are available for research, but all quotes for publication must be drawn from the final, edited transcriptions. Audio recordings with restricted portions are closed. All original audio cassette tapes are closed; copies must be requested for research use.

Restrictions on use:

All narrators retain copyright to their interviews during their lifetimes and must give written permission for the reproduction of any portion of tapes or transcriptions during their lifetimes. Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Project History

Living U.S. Women's History: Voices From the Field, 1960-2000: An Oral History Archive is part of a larger project: The Emergence of U.S. Women's History, 1972-1997: A Model for the Gender Equity Movement. The purpose of the larger project is to document the history "of people who have worked on gender equity in schools, universities and university groups." The project was conceived and conducted by Mary Logan Rothschild, Professor of History and Women's Studies at Arizona State University, and Kathryn Kish Sklar, Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Funding has been provided in part by the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at SUNY--Binghamton; Arizona State University; the American Association of University Women; the Arizona Humanities Council; and the Arizona Historical Society. The Sophia Smith Collection provided procedural advice in addition to agreeing to be the archival repository for project records.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project collection consists of 17.25 linear feet of audiotapes, videotapes and transcripts. There are fifty-one individual oral histories plus group discussions conducted between 2000 and 2005. The project documents the emergence and development of U.S. women's history between 1960 and 2000 by creating an archive that explores a new group of scholars who entered the historical profession after 1960. It explores these historians' professional and personal lives, their choices, and their intellectual commitments.


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

Final, edited transcripts are open for research with the following exceptions:

  • Anderson Karen (pp. 68-69 closed until 15 Jan 2016)
  • Antler, Joyce (p. 31 closed until 15 Nov 2015)
  • Banner, Lois (pp. 23-24 closed until 4 Apr 2016)
  • Brumberg, Joan (p. 76 closed until 29 May 2016)
  • Conway, Jill (closed until 3 Dec 2017)
  • Hall, Jacquelyn (closed until ?)
  • Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz (pp. 83-89 closed until 17 May 2016)
  • Leavitt, Judith (pp. 14-15 closed until 4 Jan 2026)
  • Miller, Page Putnam (pp. 67-68 closed until 7 Mar 2016)
  • Oates, Mary (closed until 16 Nov 2025)
  • Sklar, Kathryn Kish (pp. 77-78, p. 80 closed until 6 Oct 2015)

For partially restricted interviews, restricted pages have been removed from the public version of the transcripts. Electronic copies of open transcripts are available. All original transcripts are closed.

The audio recordings for unrestricted interviews are available for research, but all quotes for publication must be drawn from the final, edited transcriptions. Audio recordings with restricted portions are closed. All original audio cassette tapes are closed; copies must be requested for research use.

Restrictions on use:

All narrators retain copyright to their interviews during their lifetimes and must give written permission for the reproduction of any portion of tapes or transcriptions during their lifetimes. Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project collection was received by the Sophia Smith Collection between 2001 and 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan L. Boone, 2008


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

Contents List
Transcripts



Final (Open)



Anderson, Karen


Box 1: folder 1
Antler, Joyce


Box 1: folder 2
Banner, Lois


Box 1: folder 3
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs


Box 1: folder 4
Buhl, Mary Jo


Box 1: folder 5
Chafe, William


Box 1: folder 6
Chamberlain, Mariam


Box 1: folder 7
Cook, Blanche Wiesen


Box 1: folder 8
Cott, Nancy


Box 1: folder 9
Degler, Carl


Box 1: folder 10
DeHart, Jane


Box 2: folder 1
Dublin, Thomas


Box 2: folder 2
Dubois, Ellen


Box 2: folder 3
Dunn, Mary Maples


Box 2: folder 4
Evans, Sara


Box 2: folder 5
Freedman, Estelle


Box 2: folder 6
Gluck, Sherna


Box 2: folder 7
Gonzalez, Deena


Box 2: folder 8
Gordon, Linda


Box 2: folder 9
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd


Box 3: folder 1
Hewitt, Nancy


Box 3: folder 2
Hine, Darlene Clark


Box 3: folder 3
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz


Box 3: folder 4
Huyck, Heather


Box 3: folder 5
Jensen, Joan


Box 3: folder 6
Kerber, Linda


Box 3: folder 7
Kerr, Louise Ano Nuevo


Box 4: folder 1
Kessler-Harris, Alice


Box 4: folder 2
Kidwell, Clara Sue


Box 4: folder 3
Leavitt, Judith Walker


Box 4: folder 4
Lerner, Gerda


Box 4: folder 5
Matsumoto, Valerie


Box 4: folder 6
Mayo, Edith


Box 4: folder 7
Miller, Page Putnam


Box 4: folder 8
Norton, Mary Beth


Box 4: folder 9
Perdue, Theda


Box 5: folder 1
Rosen, Ruth


Box 5: folder 2
Rothschild, Mary Logan


Box 5: folder 3
Ruiz, Vicki


Box 5: folder 4
Rupp, Leila


Box 5: folder 5
Ryan, Mary


Box 5: folder 6
Scott, Anne Firor


Box 5: folder 7
Sklar, Kathryn Kish


Box 6: folder 1
Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll


Box 6: folder 2
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn


Box 6: folder 3
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher


Box 6: folder 4
Ware, Susan


Box 6: folder 5
White, Deborah Gray


Box 6: folder 6
Yung, Judy


Box 6: folder 7
Final (Closed)



Conway, Jill Ker


Box 7: folder 1
Oates, Mary J.


Box 7: folder 2
Restricted pages removed from open transcripts


Box 7: folder 3
Original, edited (Closed)



Anderson, Karen


Box 8: folder 1
Antler, Joyce


Box 8: folder 2
Banner, Lois


Box 8: folder 3-4
Brumberg, Joan


Box 8: folder 5
Buhl, Mary Jo


Box 8: folder 6
Chafe, William


Box 8: folder 7
Conway, Jill Ker


Box 8: folder 8
Cook, Blanche Wiesen


Box 8: folder 9
Cott, Nancy


Box 8: folder 10
Degler, Carl


Box 8: folder 11
DeHart, Jane


Box 9: folder 1
Dublin, Thomas


Box 9: folder 2
Dubois, Ellen


Box 9: folder 3
Dunn, Mary Maples


Box 9: folder 4
Evans, Sara


Box 9: folder 5
Freedman, Estelle


Box 9: folder 6-7
Gluck, Sherna


Box 9: folder 8
Gonzalez, Deena


Box 9: folder 9
Gordon, Linda


Box 10: folder 1
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd


Box 10: folder 2
Hewitt, Nancy


Box 10: folder 3
Hine, Darlene Clark


Box 10: folder 4
Horowitz, Helen


Box 10: folder 5
Huyck, Heather


Box 10: folder 6
Jensen, Joan


Box 10: folder 7
Kerber, Linda


Box 10: folder 8
Kerr, Louise Ano Nuevo


Box 11: folder 1
Kessler-Harris, Alice


Box 11: folder 2
Kidwell, Clara Sue


Box 11: folder 3
Leavitt, Judith Walker


Box 11: folder 4
Lerner, Gerda


Box 11: folder 5
Matsumoto, Valarie


Box 11: folder 6
Mayo, Edith


Box 11: folder 7
Miller, Page Putnam


Box 11: folder 8
Norton, Mary Beth


Box 11: folder 9
Oates, Mary


Box 11: folder 10
Perdue, Theda


Box 11: folder 11
Rosen, Ruth


Box 11: folder 12
Rothschild, Mary Logan


Box 11: folder 13
Ruiz, Vicki


Box 12: folder 1
Rupp, Leila


Box 12: folder 2
Ryan, Mary


Box 12: folder 3
Scott, Anne Firor


Box 12: folder 4
Sklar, Kathryn Kish


Box 12: folder 5
Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll


Box 12: folder 6
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn


Box 12: folder 7
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher


Box 12: folder 8
Ware, Susan


Box 12: folder 9
White, Deborah Gray


Box 12: folder 10
Yung, Judy


Box 12: folder 11
Electronic copies of transcripts on CDs (Closed)


Box 13
Audio and video recordings



Audio cassette tapes and Hi8 videotapes (Closed)


Box 14-55
Floppy discs and unidentified cassette tapes (Closed)


Box 56

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Subjects
  • Anderson, Karen, 1947-
  • Antler, Joyce
  • Banner, Lois
  • Brumberg, Joan Jacobs
  • Buhle, Mari Jo
  • Chafe, William
  • Chamberlain, Mariam
  • Conway, Jill K., 1934-
  • Cook, Blanche Wiesen
  • Cott, Nancy
  • DeHart, Jane
  • Degler, Carl
  • DuBois, Ellen
  • Dublin, Thomas, 1946-
  • Dunn, Mary Maples
  • Evans, Sara
  • Freedman, Estelle
  • Gluck, Sherna
  • Gonzalez, Deena
  • Gordon, Linda
  • Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd
  • Hewitt, Nancy
  • Hine, Darlene Clark
  • Historians -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Historiography -- Women -- United States -- Sources
  • Horowitz, Helen L.
  • Huyck, Heather
  • Jensen, Joan
  • Kerber, Linda
  • Kerr, Louise Ano Nuevo
  • Kessler-Harris, Alice
  • Kidwell, Clara Sue
  • Leavitt, Judith Walker
  • Lerner, Gerda, 1920-
  • Matsumoto, Valerie
  • Mayo, Edith
  • Miller, Page Putnam
  • Norton, Mary Beth
  • Oates, Mary
  • Oral history -- Archival resources
  • Perdue, Theda, 1949-
  • Rosen, Ruth
  • Rothschild, Mary Logan
  • Rupp, Leila J., 1950-
  • Ruz, Vicki
  • Ryan, Mary P.
  • Scott, Anne Firor
  • Sklar, Kathryn Kish
  • Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll
  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
  • Ware, Susan, 1950-
  • White, Deborah Gray
  • Women -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Women historians -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Yung, Judy


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