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Ames, Anne

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Alix Kolar (Class of 1998) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 17

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Alix Kolar speaks about the unique environment on the Smith campus and the foundation in critical thinking and breadth of interests that her Smith education provided. She recalls her favorite Smith traditions, including Friday teas, which remain important.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 17

Betsy Robins Rosenthal (Class of 1963) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Betsy Robins Rosenthal recalls her first days at Smith, the divisions she encountered among students along lines of race, religion and class, and the way she’s observed diversity increasing on campus over the years. Asked about a “typical Smithie,” she reflects on how different Smith students are from one another, but that they are also universally serious students who continually impress her.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 25

Camille O'Bryant (Class of 1983) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 18

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Camille O'Bryant speaks about the critical role that athletics played in her Smith career and about discovering later the historic role Smith played in women's sports. She reflects on the people who helped her overcome the challenges Smith presented her with, including Jill Kerr Conway, and how that experience instilled in her the importance of giving back.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 18

Elizabeth B. Campen (Class of 1958) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 24

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Elizabeth Campen reflects on the house culture at Smith which, in the 1950s, included house mothers. She recalls fondly traditions which no longer exist on campus, including Wednesday chapel. Campen talks about the importance of the legacy of a Smith education, the confidence that Smithies can do anything.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 24

Eva Rabin (Class of 2008) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 17

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Eva Rabin discusses the pull that attending Smith reunions has for her and her friends. She recalls her decision to go to Smith after attending an alumnae reception in California and her continuing admiration for Smith graduates. Rabin recalls her junior year abroad in Scotland and the ways in which that experience changed her future.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 17

Jane M. Moffett (Class of 1954) interviewed by Annie Ames, 2013 May 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Jane Moffett recalls the extraordinary caliber of Smith’s Art History Department which became the center of her life during her college years and beyond. She relates stories that shaped her worldview, including a conversation with Ruth Simmons that changed her life.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 25

Judith Jerome interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 March 22

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Judith Jerome discusses her childhood in the Midwest, her young adulthood experiences as a VISTA volunteer and a mother, as well as the events that led up to her move to Stonington, Maine where she restored a community theater with her partner. The interview focuses heavily on Jerome’s upbringing during the 1940s, where she was surrounded by extended family that instilled a love of storytelling and performance in her from a young age. She also discusses her close...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 22

Julia Hudson (Class of 2008) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 18

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Julia Hudson talks about her views on Smith traditions, particularly Convocation, and the importance of the school’s house culture, especially in formation of strong, lasting friendships. She discusses the way political thinking was developed in conversation with other Smithies and how issues of race, religion and sex were all part of the conversation.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 18

Kara Callahan (Class of 1988) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 17

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Kara Callahan discusses the deep connection she feels with Smith and the importance of attending a women’s college. She expresses a delight in traditions like Convocation and Rally Day as formative in giving students a sense of what it means to be a “Smith woman.”
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 17

Leslie G. McKenzie (Class of 1968) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Leslie McKenzie, a philosophy of religion major, recalls the professors and classes that made strong marks on her life and tells stories of unique teaching moments which she has never forgotten. She also recalls the difference that living in a small house made in her college experience.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 25

Lisa Bischoff Brassord (Class of 1983) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 18

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Lia Brassord, who has attended nearly every reunion since graduation, discusses the importance of that experience in her life. She reflects on the intergenerational bonds she has witnessed at Smith and the importance of the underlying qualities that cross those and other boundaries among Smithies.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 18

Margaret Miller Greer (Class of 1978) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 24

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Margaret Miller Greer speaks about the critical role that the self-confidence she acquired during her Smith years played in helping her meet future challenges. She recalls favorite Smith traditions, including tea and vespers, the importance of lifelong friendships she formed at Smith and wise words from Jill Kerr Conway.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 24

Miranda Simpson-Sawyer (Class of 2008) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 18

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Miranda Simpson-Sawyer recalls the culture shock she experienced on arriving at Smith as a first-year, her favorite Smith traditions, like Convocation, and some of the professors who served as important mentors, and how that influenced her choice of a major.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 18

Ravelle Brickman (Class of 1958) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Ravelle Brickman observes the changes she has seen on the Smith campus over the years, including the growing diversity of the student body. She reflects on her political activism at Smith and other highlights of her college years, including as a columnist for The Sophian and her role in founding of the Grecourt Review that published writers including Sylvia Plath.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 25

Ruth R. Budd (Class of 1958) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 24

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Ruth Budd recalls seeing Smith for the first time when she arrived alone as a first-year from Colorado. She speaks of the important role of women’s colleges and remembers her junior year abroad in Geneva in 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, and the life-long friendship that began during that experience.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 24

Sharon Leyhow (Class of 1973) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 25

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Sharon Leyhow recalls the political climate during her years at Smith, including student protests against the Vietnam War and other events and issues. She recalls her involvement with the Black Students Alliance and their activism to bring African-American Studies to Smith, and affect other changes.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 25

Toni Trobe Kestenbaum (Class of 1963) interviewed by Anne Ames, 2013 May 17

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Scope and Contents In this oral history Toni Kestenbaum, who has attended every reunion since graduation, speaks of the affirming importance of this gathering. She also reflects on the changes she has witnessed over the years, including the diversity of the student body and an openness to sexual identity differences. She attributes her successful career in finance and business to the foundation she received at Smith.
Dates of Materials: 2013 May 17