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Pearson, Tanya

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Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

Abby Berns (Class of 2008) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 23

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Scope and Contents Abby Berns begins her interview discussing the factors that led her to choose Smith. She recounts her experiences within the Jewish community and the climate on campus during the Bush administration. She discusses the contention surrounding Christine Legarde’s rescinded commencement speech and relates it to a similar incident during her undergraduate years. Berns details the advantages of having attended a women’s college and the benefits it has afforded her after Smith and in the field of...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 23

Alice Bag interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 July 8

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Alice Bag discusses her upbringing in East L.A., her relationship with her parents and how those early experiences dictated her personality and musical output. She details the burgeoning punk scene in Los Angeles in the 1970s, the formation of The Bags, subsequent success within the scene and appearance in the cult documentary Decline of Western Civilization. She also discusses an influential trip to Nicaragua, her career in teaching, feelings about women's place in rock...
Dates of Materials: 2015 July 8

Alice de Buhr interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 October 6

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Alice de Buhr details growing up a tomboy in Mason City, Iowa, her relationship with her parents, siblings and friends, and her introduction to the drums in second grade. She details her parents divorce, her experience coming out as gay in 1967, subsequent hospitalization, and move to California. De Buhr details her early music career, the formation and eventual success of Fanny, and the events that led to the bands dissolution. She talks openly about her post-Fanny life...
Dates of Materials: 2016 October 6

Allison Wolfe interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 August 17

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2016 August 17

Azalia Snail interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2017 August 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Azalia Snail discusses her childhood and upbringing in Newark, NJ, her beatnik parents, early musical influences and the pivotal moment when she discovered electric guitar. She details her difficult teenage years, being an outcast, and her eventual move to NYC. Snail talks about her writing process, touring, the recording process, relationships, and how she became the “Queen of LoFi” in the 1990s. The interview closes with her thoughts on gender and the visibility of women...
Dates of Materials: 2017 August 25

Bibbe Hansen interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 December 31

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2016 December 31

Brie (Howard) Darling interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2017 August 24

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Brie (Howard) Darling discusses her parents, siblings, and her upbringing in California. She details her interest in visual art, an accidental introduction to the drums, her experience as a working musician from a young age, and how she met June and Jean Millington and joined The Svelts as a teenager. Darling details her experience as a working, touring musician, and young mother to her daughter, and the trajectory of her career in the music business during the 1970s and...
Dates of Materials: 2017 August 24

Carla Bozulich inteviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2017 Aug 20

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2017 Aug 20

Collyn Hinchey (Class of 2005) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 15

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Collyn Hinchey discusses how she chose Smith College and the ensuing transition away from home and family and assimilation into campus life. She talks about her involvement with the campus radio station, her job at the Sophia Smith Collection and relationships with friends and professors. Hinchey also recounts the climate on campus following the attacks on September 11th, 2001, and contention surrounding the reelection of George W. Bush. She also describes her affinity for...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 15

Cynthia Ross interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 December 27

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Cynthia Ross details her childhood and adolescence, growing up in Toronto. She discusses her artistic nature, relationship with her sisters and parents, particularly her mother. Ross talks about the music scene in Toronto, the formation of the B-Girls and eventual move to New York City. She discusses personal and professional relationships with punk icons, and how the B-Girls helped shape the New York scene with their unique sound. Ross details the B-Girls break up,...
Dates of Materials: 2016 December 27

Donita Sparks interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 July 21

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Donita Sparks discusses her upbringing in Chicago, including hobbies, interests, family and her introduction to rock music. She speaks candidly about her move to Los Angeles after high school, the music scene there and the space she occupied within it. Sparks details the formation of L7, the bands success, subsequent dissolution and current reunion. She addresses her feminism, women's contributions to rock music and her opinion regarding the Women of Rock category.
Dates of Materials: 2015 July 21

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville (Class of 1945) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 22

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Scope and Contents Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville begins her interview recounting her time at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., and the educators who encouraged the student body to apply to ‘Ivy League’ colleges. She describes her personal experience as the only African American student in her graduating class, campus life during WWII, academic interests, achievements, memorable internship opportunities, and favorite Smith traditions. Granville describes her post-Smith academic career, becoming the second woman...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 22

E. Carolyn Innes interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2014 March 17

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Carolyn Innes describes her childhood in Philadelphia, her experience as a nursing student in the 1950s, and her accidental introduction to gay rights activism after college. The interview chronicles her life over a sixty-year period, through personal experiences, friendships and romantic relationships, and consequential activist work during the gay rights movement. Her close associations with prominent lesbian activists during the formation of the Philadelphia Gay Pride...
Dates of Materials: 2014 March 17

Eva Gardner interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 January 13

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 January 13

Exene Cervenka interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 January 10

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 January 10

Faith Sullivan (AC 2002) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 23

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Scope and Contents Faith Sullivan begins her interview discussing how she left nursing school at 19 to get married and start a family and how she eventually found her way to community college when her youngest child was in high school. Sullivan describes how the opportunity to attend Smith came about and how she was able to balance home, career and academic life as a non-traditional student. She attributes her courage and confidence to her Smith education, characteristics that enabled her to finish graduate...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 23

Francine Haber (Class of 1965) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 15

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Francine Haber recounts her arrival at Smith in 1961 and its reputation as the “Ivy League” college for women. She describes her house community, strict rules and regulations, the roles of house mothers and social life on and off campus. She describes the atmosphere on campus at the start of Vietnam War, her participation in the Civil Rights Student movement (SNCC), and the contention surrounding George Wallace’s invitation to speak at Smith. Haber details her junior year...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 15

Gail Ann Dorsey interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 July 20

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Gail Ann Dorsey discusses growing up in Philadelphia, her relationship with her mother and siblings, and her early interest in music and screenwriting. She talks about discovering the bass guitar, auditioning for her first band, her college career as a film major and her eventual move to London and New York to pursue music. She details her experience as an African American woman, bassist and and an artist working within multiple genres. Dorsey talks openly about her...
Dates of Materials: 2016 July 20

Genya Ravan interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 January 20

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 January 20

Ginger Bianco interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 January 6

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 January 6

Ginger Coyote interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 February 6

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 February 6

Heather Neal (AC 2005) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 23

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Scope and Contents In this interview Heather Neal, recounts her dissatisfaction with her work in advertising, subsequent career change and return to community college where she learned about the Ada Comstock Scholars program at Smith. She recalls navigating campus life as a non-traditional student and her involvement in the Ada cabinet and extracurricular activities. Neal also describes finding feminism when she came out and how her Smith experience expanded on that prior knowledge and how higher education...
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 23

JD Samson interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 January 6

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Scope and Contents In this oral history JD Samson describes her upbringing and experiences as a gay teenager and activist in small town Ohio and the pivotal moment that fostered her interest in film and visual arts. She discusses her time in New York City at Sarah Lawrence College, her involvement in the local music scene and joining her first band, Le Tigre, with Riot Grrrl figurehead, Kathleen Hanna. Samson details her experience within the music business as a female identified "gender-outlaw" and how this...
Dates of Materials: 2015 January 6

Jennifer "Jenny" Dandy (Class of 1980) interviewed by Tanya Pearsonn, 2015 May 22

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Scope and Contents Jenny Dandy recollects her move from California to Massachusetts and her transition into the Smith community. She discusses the ‘typical Smithie’ style, academic areas of interest, memorable professors and poignant classroom experiences. Dandy also the political climate on campus in the late 1970s with the arrival of the Women’s Studies Program and Lesbian Alliance student organization that vocalized LGBT issues.
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 22

Josephine Wiggs interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2017 July 23

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2017 July 23

Julie Cafritz interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 January 22

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Julie Cafritz details her childhood, relationships with family members, and her upbringing in Washington, D.C. She describes her college career at Brown University, a traumatic event that occurred while she was a student, and the pivotal moment in which she decided to join a band without ever having played a musical instrument. Cafritz recounts notable relationships with bandmates in Pussy Galore, Free Kitten and STP, and candidly discusses musicianship, gender and...
Dates of Materials: 2015 January 22

Kat Arthur interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 October 9

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Kat Arthur discusses her childhood upbringing in Princeton, NJ, her family of origin, schooling, and teenage years. She details her early musical influences, friendships and social life, and how she decided to move to the Los Angeles to start a band, against her family's wishes. Arthur discusses the LA punk scene, her experience as a front woman within that scene, her careers outside of music, personal struggles and achievements. The interview closes with her thoughts on...
Dates of Materials: 2016 October 9

Kate Schellenbach interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2018 February 11

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes oral histories of women and gender non-conforming rock musicians prominent from the late twentieth century to the present. Interview narrators were chosen by Tanya Pearson. Interviews are available as videorecordings; and transcripts are available for some interviews. The remaining transcripts will be available after 2025.
Dates of Materials: 2018 February 11

Katherine Swibold (Class of 1982) and Hannah Becker (Class of 2015) interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2015 May 15

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Katherine Swibold and her daughter Hannah Becker recall their introductions to Smith and undergrad experiences. They tell personal stories about their study abroad experiences and compare and contrast the evolution of the campus, student body and political and social climates. Swibold discusses the importance of utilizing the Smith network after graduation and Becker discusses her plans for the future and how her Smith education has prepared her it.
Dates of Materials: 2015 May 15

Kira Roessler interviewed by Tanya Pearson, 2016 October 7

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Kira Roessler discusses her childhood, her relationship with her parents and brother, the development of her interest in music, and her involvement in the early punk scene in Los Angeles. Roessler discusses her experiences joining and forming bands and how she came to join Black Flag at the height of their career. She details her time with the band while a college student at UCLA, and her eventual firing. She also discusses her thirty year collaboration with Minutemen...
Dates of Materials: 2016 October 7