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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Gerda Lerner
RLIN number: NXCP88-A176
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education and imprisonment in Vienna, 1938; emigration to United States, 1939, unskilled jobs; New School for Social Research, B.A., 1963; Columbia University, PhD., 1966; skeptical acceptance as women's historian; raising family in an integrated neighborhood; involvement with women and labor organizations; screenwriting "Black Like Me"; organization and presidency of Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Professions, 1969; organization of women's history program at Sarah Lawrence, 1970s; effect of experience on intellectual development; complexities of documenting female experience and need to restructure methods of historical inquiry; goals and responsibilities as a teacher.
Extent: Transcript: 120 leaves, Tape: 1 reel/ 2 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Speaker: Lerner, Gerda, 1920-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker occupation: Educator; Historian
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Alexander, Cathy; Goldstein, Judith
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Columbia University, New York, NY; Feminism; Historians; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, NY; United States; Women college teachers; Women's studies
Topics discussed - Other terms: Lerner, Gerda, 1920-; New School for Social Research (New York, NY)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019643-15086