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Collection Details


Collection Name: Black Women Oral History
Repository Name: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Schlesinger Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Local Identifier: OH-31; T-223; T-32
Dates Spanned: 1976-1981
Description: History notes : Under the auspices of the Schlesinger Library, the Black Women Oral History Project interviewed 72 African-American women between 1976 and 1981. The project sought a cross section of women who had made significant contributions to American society in the first half of the twentieth century. Many interviewees had professional careers in such fields as education, government, the arts, business, medicine, law, and social work. Others combined care for their families with volunteer work at the local, regional, or national level. Summary : Collection consists of tapes and transcripts of the oral histories. The interviews discuss family background, childhood, education, significant influences affecting their choice of primary career or activity, professional and voluntary accomplishments, the ways in which being black and a woman had affected their options and the choices made.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 72
Finding Aid: Black Women Oral History
Broad Subjects: Biography; Women's Studies; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African American women; African Americans; African Americans--Social conditions; Biography; Oral history; United States; Women--Social conditions
Collection Code: OHC0000985