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Collection Details


Collection Name: Women's History: Women's Lives, Women's Work, 1900-1960
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/page41.html
Material Formats: [9 documents with audio]
Description: This series is comprised of a range of women whose work and lives are not easily classified. With only one exception, they constitute a cohort born in the period from 1885 to 1900, and although they all eventually ended up in southern California, their work, family and community lives often played out elsewhere. Like women of that era, some worked outside their homes only rarely after they married and their lives revolved mainly around their families; others worked in various jobs to support themselves and their families. By and large, work was a necessity for them, not a choice, and the jobs available to them were limited. Like most working class women of their generation, they rarely had the education, skills or resources to exercise many options.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 9
Interviews: [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies
ASP Subjects: California; Oral history; United States; Women employees; Women--California; Women--Social conditions
Collection Code: OHC0004577