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Collection Details


Collection Name: Nellie Bishop Oral History and Associated Papers
Repository Name: University of Iowa. Main Library. Iowa Women's Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Local Identifier: V169, V181, and V182
URL: http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/BishopNellie.htm
Dates Spanned: 1996-1998
Description: Videocassette #169 was made December 1995. The videocassette addresses» events from 1904 to 1997. The setting is somebody’s kitchen. Bishop is celebrating her ninety-first birthday and is sitting at a table, talking with three women in their mid-forties, who are mostly off-camera, named Dorothy, Danielle, and her granddaughter, Sharon Gamble. They ask questions and make astute comments; she replies and makes connections. Throughout the exchange the four eat Chinese food and drink homemade German wine, possibly made by Bishop. Videocassette #182 is a celebration of Bishop's ninety-fourth birthday. The setting is the dining room of a retirement center in Lanark, Illinois. Bishop's pastor plays the guitar and sings, occasionally soliciting comments from Bishop and others present. Videocassette #183 is a celebration of Bishop's ninety-third birthday and is attended by her grandchildren and friends. It is filmed in Bishop's apartment.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 1
ASP Subjects: Birthday parties; Conversation; Iowa; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002653