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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Miriam Matthews
RLIN number: NXCP88-A107
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Family background and early life; University of California, BA 1926, University of Chicago Graduate Library School, MA 1945; librarian Los Angeles Public Library system, 1927-49, regional librarian, 1949-60; memberships, commissions and professional associations; effect of prejudice on career and personal life, especially during World War I, World War II and McCarthy era; foreign travel.
Extent: Transcript: 81 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Matthews, Miriam, 1905-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Librarian
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Roberts, Eleanor
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American librarians; African American women librarians; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions; Libraries; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018880-14323