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Collection Details


Collection Name: Women in Social Services Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 590 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss590bc/nmu1%23mss590bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1986-1987
Description: The interviews in this collection were undertaken as research for Sandra Schackel's dissertation. Schackel interviewed New Mexico women involved in public health, New Deal welfare programs, and politics during the 1930s and 1940s. The interviews took place during the years 1986-87. Major subjects discussed by Schackel and her informants include public health, welfare, the depression, and federal programs such as the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. In addition, the women discuss their roles in organizations such as the Red Cross and local social service groups. Of particular note are interviews describing African-American women's organizations in the Albuquerque area.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 17
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Industry and Labor; Sociology
ASP Subjects: American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Community organization; Depressions--1929--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Health; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; New Mexico; Oral history; Public health--United States; Public welfare; Social service; United States; Women; Women in charitable work
Other Subjects: 1930's; 1940's
Collection Code: OHC0000239