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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Alberta Arthurs
RLIN number: NXCP86-A38
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood and education in Massachusetts; Wellesley, 1950-54; decision to work in academia; English instructor, 1958-62; marriage, 1959; English instructor, Rutgers, 1964-73; life in Far Hills, New Jersey; Bryn Mawr graduate program, PhD 1972; Dean of Admissions, Radcliffe College, 1973-75: merger of Harvard and Radcliffe admissions offices; Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Harvard, 1975-77: difficulties of coordinating teaching and administrative duties, decision to leave Harvard; President, Chatham College, 1977- : activities, relations with Pittsburgh community; fellow, Salzberg Seminar in American Studies, 1978- ; problems of a commuter marriage; balancing motherhood and career; societal expectations of women's roles; men and women's perceptions of life accomplishments; administration in academia; membership on boards, especially Hotchkiss School and Culbro: responsibilities, relation to professional life.
Extent: Transcript: 199 leaves, Tape: 4 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Arthurs, Alberta, 1932-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Age at speaking: 49
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Krause, Corinne
Organizations discussed: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Harvard University. Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA; College administrators; Educators; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Harvard University. Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA; North America; Oral history; United States; Women--Education
Topics discussed - Other terms: Arthurs, Alberta, 1932-; Chatham College; College presidents; Universities and colleges--Administration
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016682-12125