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Berkman, Joyce


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Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00641
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates of Materials: 2008 - 2009

Berkman, Joyce A., 2008

 File — Multiple Containers
Overview In this oral history Joyce Berkman describes her childhood in a middle-class family and community in San Jose, California and her experiences as a tenured professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from 1965 through the present day (2008). The interview focuses on her entrance into feminism and the feminist movement, through academia in the 1970s, her contributions to the curriculum and students and faculty at the University, the establishment of the Women's Studies program at UMass...
Dates of Materials: 2008