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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 729: CD-67

Interviews by Lisa Krissoff Boehm, 2000-2007


Collection consists of transcripts and audio recordings of interviews with African American women carried out by Boehm in preparation for her book, Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration.


  • Creation: 2000-2007

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Lisa Krissoff Boehm retains copyright, in so far as she owns it, during her lifetime. Upon her death copyright in the collection transfers to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library.

Copying. Materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures. May not be made available on the internet until 2060.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 38 compact discs)

Collection consists of interviews, including transcripts and compact discs, conducted by Lisa Krissoff Boehm as research for her book on African-American women who migrated from the mostly rural American South to the North during the Second Great Migration, ca. 1940-1970. Frequent topics of discussion include interviewees' backgrounds and parents' employment, first jobs and later careers, family and children, perceived differences between the North (mainly Michigan) and the South, and encounters with discrimination. There is no corresponding recording for interview #1.39.


Lisa Krissoff Boehm is a professor of urban studies at Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the author of Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration (2009).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2010-M107

The audio materials and transcripts of Lisa Krissoff Boehm were given to the Schlesinger Library by Lisa Krissoff Boehm in June 2010.

Processing Information

Processed: July 2012

By: Melissa Dollman

Boehm, Lisa Krissoff, 1969- . Interviews by Lisa Krissoff Boehm, 2000-2007: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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