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Collection Details


Collection Name: Women's History: Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Early Twentieth Century)
Repository Name: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Long Beach, California, United States
URL: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/voaha/summary/page25.html
Material Formats: [18 documents with audio]
Description: By the early 20th century, women increasingly were entering into a variety of professions, including law, medicine and journalism although teaching and nursing still provided the most common options available to them. Although they had entered medicine in the 19th century, two hundred years later they still faced discriminatory practices both in medical school and in their professional organizations; and if they became journalists, they were less likely to follow in the footsteps of Nellie Bly and more likely be assigned to the columns specifically designed for the woman reader. On the other hand, they had more latitude in the new helping profession of social work, both because it was dominated by women and was seen largely as a legitimate extension of their social housekeeping role.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Interviews: [19 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: African American women; Marriage; Oral history; Professions; United States; Women employees; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women physicians; Women--Education (Higher)
Collection Code: OHC0004573