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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 362

The political activities of the first generation of fully enfranchised Connecticut women, 1920-1945, oral history transcripts, 1980-1982

Interview transcripts and data sheets with biographical information from Political Women in Connecticut project, sponsored by the Center for Oral History and the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Connecticut.

Dates

  • 1980-1982

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the political activities of the first generation of fully enfranchised Connecticut women, 1920-1945, oral history transcripts is held by the Center for Oral History, University of Connecticut.

Copying. Permission to reproduce any parts of these transcripts must be obtained in writing from the director of the Center for Oral History, University of Connecticut.

Extent

.63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)

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.

HISTORY

In 1980-1982, 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.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 84-M206

These transcripts of interviews were purchased by the Schlesinger Library in November 1984 from the University of Connecticut through Randall Jimerson, Director of Historical Manuscripts and Archives at the university.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: 1-14
  2. Box 2: 15-21

Processing Information

Processed: January 1985

By: Anne Engelhart, Eva Schlesinger
Link to catalog
Title
University of Connecticut. Center for Oral History. The political activities of the first generation of fully enfranchised Connecticut women, 1920-1945, oral history transcripts, 1980-1982: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00857

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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