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Collection Details


Collection Name: Judith Mildred De Visme Fyfe, 1944 - Papers of the Matriarchs
Repository Name: National Library of New Zealand. Alexander Turnbull Library. Oral History Centre [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Local Identifier: MS-Papers-4416
Dates Spanned: 1987-1990
Description: Judith Fyfe has worked as a broadcaster in radio and television and as a scriptwriter for television drama. She was co-founder and executive director of the New Zealand Oral History Archive and in 1987 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research into and lecture on oral history in the United States. `Matriarchs: A generation of New Zealand women talk to Judith Fyfe' is about `a group of women who have been chosen to represent aspects of their generation: ten women who are regarded as matriarchs or leaders within their family, community organisation or profession'. Fyfe's aim was to `select women from different levels of society - rural and urban, with different educational racial and cultural backgrounds - who were typical of their generation rather than exceptional.' This was a combined archival/publication project. The aim was both to collect extensive material for the purpose of creating a historical record and to provide subject matter for popular publication.
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Indigenous Peoples
ASP Subjects: Cataloging of oral history materials; Maori (New Zealand people); New Zealand; Oral history; Women, Maori
Collection Code: OHC0002069