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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 820; T-511

Papers of Lynne Spichiger, 1980-1983


Audiotapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Spichiger with male and female middle managers at a Boston-area corporation as part of her research for her dissertation entitled Managers' Perceptions of Caring in the Corporation.


  • 1980-1983

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted, except for #1.7, 3.3, 3.13, 4.7 which are closed until January 1, 2034. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lynne Spichiger is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.5 linear feet ((3 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 60 audiocassettes)

Series I, INTERVIEWS, RESEARCH NOTES, ETC., 1980-1983 (#1.1-4.7), contains a preliminary research paper as well as Spichiger's thesis; transcribed interviews, many with annotations, data sheets, etc.; notes analyzing the data (many organized by topic such as Goals, Style, Change); outlines, schedules for completing the work, etc. Spichiger interviewed 10 women and 10 men at a Boston-area corporation as part of her research. She carried out two interviews with each interviewee (Interview #1 and Interview #2) and referred to the interviewees by a number to preserve anonymity. M refers to men; W refers to women. Typically interview #1 is represented by notes; interview #2 is transcribed. Folder headings in quotation marks are those of the donor.

Series II, AUDIOTAPES OF INTERVIEWS, 1981 (#T-511.1-T-511.60), contains audiocassettes (60-minute or 90-minute tapes) of each interview.


Lynne Diane Spichiger attended University of Rochester (BA 1969) and Wesleyan University (MAT 1971). She taught English at Lee High School in New Haven, Connecticut (1970-1978), and worked as a research assistant in education at the National Institute of Education in Washington, DC, and at the State Department of Education in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her thesis, entitled Managers' Perceptions of Caring in the Corporation, was completed in 1983.


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. Series I. Interviews, research notes, etc., 1980-1983 (#1.1-4.7)
  2. Series II. Audiotapes of interviews, 1981 (#T-511.1-T-511.60)

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2006-M189

These papers of Lynne Spichiger were given to the Schlesinger Library in October 2006.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2015

By: Anne Engelhart

Spichiger, Lynne. Papers of Lynne Spichiger, 1980-1983: 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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