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Detroit-Area Feminists Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: UOH001852
Collection consists of transcripts of 17 interviews with Detroit-area second-wave feminists. The women interviewed talk about their lives, careers, families, what influenced them to become feminists, and their feminist activism. Included are observations on their solidarity with and intersections of their work with the labor and civil rights movements.
Interviews were conducted with the following individuals: Harriet Alpern, Gerry Barrons, Patricia Burnett, Marcia Cron, Margot Duley, Marcia Federbush, Algea Harrison, Elizabeth Homer, Joan Israel, Millie Jeffrey, Jean King, Diana Leventer, Marj Levin, Allyn Ravitz, Jacqueline Steingold, Mary Jo Walsh, and Jackie Washington.

Dates

  • 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law. Contact interviewees to obtain permission to publish or quote from interviews.

Extent

1 Linear Feet ((1 SB).) : Consists of 17 printed transcripts.

217.5 Megabytes ((17 files).) : Consists of PDFs.

Abstract

In 2003 Sarah Arvey interviewed 17 Detroit-area second-wave feminists, under the auspices of the Michigan arm of the Veteran Feminists of America, a nonprofit organization chronicling the modern women's movement. Collection consists of transcripts of these 17 interviews. The women interviewed talk about their lives, careers, families, what influenced them to become feminists, and their feminist activism. Included are observations on their solidarity with and intersections of their work with the labor and civil rights movements.

History

In 2003 Sarah Arvey interviewed 17 Detroit-area second-wave feminists, under the auspices of the Michigan arm of the Veteran Feminists of America, a nonprofit organization chronicling the modern women's movement.

Arrangement

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name. Digital files are arranged by interview number, which corresponds to the alphabetical arrangement of the paper transcripts.

Other Access Aids

Finding aid also available as a pdf file. https://www.reuther.wayne.edu/files/UOH001852.pdf

Acquisition

Donated by Joan Israel in 2004.

Other Copies

Transcripts were digitized and are available as PDF files.

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid created by Rebecca Bizonet on January 28, 2016. Transcripts refoldered individually March 8, 2019 by Ciera Casteel.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Detroit-Area Feminists Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid created by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-01-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-03-08: Inventory added by Ciera Casteel.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA