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York, Rebecca

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Brandy King (Class of 2001) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Brandy King talks about transferring to Smith as a junior, the Women and Gender Studies Major, and Wilder House traditions. King also remembers her work as a Gold Key Guide for the college, and her work as a Resident Coordinator post-graduation.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Catherine Kay (Class of 1981) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Catherine (Cathy) Kay talks about the powerful influence the Smith College Music Department had on her life, both as a student, and beyond. Kay was a History major, but found community and friendship through her participation in the Smith College Choirs as a singer and accompanist. Kay also remembers her favorite traditions of Washburn House.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Elizabeth Kessler (Class of 1991) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Elizabeth (Liza) Kessler recounts her introduction to Smith as a sophomore transfer student from Reed College. She talks about her time as a Head Resident, as well as her work with the Racism and Cultural Awareness panel and the Women’s Resource Center. Kessler also reflects on her life after Smith, her surprising career trajectory, and what it takes to land on your feet.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Jenna Caggiano (Class of 1996) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Jenna Caggiano remembers favorite Emerson house traditions like Medieval Banquet, Thursday dinners, and Saturday teas, and the important role that professors played in making these events special. She also talks about mentors found in the Italian department who played an integral role in her Smith career. Now a teacher herself, Caggiano makes sure to emphasize Smith, and women’s education to her students.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Mariquita Anderson (Class of 1986) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Mariquita Anderson talks about her introduction to Smith through the Bridge Program. Anderson also looks back on her community in Gillett House, the sing a long’s around the house piano, and engaging conversations over Friday tea. Anderson reflects on the position of Asian American students in conversations of race, and the process of self-discovery at Smith and beyond.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Rebecca York interviewed by Leigh Johnston, 2017 October 11

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Scope and Contents In this oral history, Rebecca York describes growing up in Takoma Park, MD with her parents, after being adopted at one-year-old from an orphanage Kunming, China. Although Takoma Park is primarily white, York discusses the significance of having three best friends growing up, all Chinese adoptees, and how together they navigated growing up in white families and schools. This oral history explores York’s experience growing up in a radical household, and how her upbringing influenced York to want...
Dates of Materials: 2017 October 11

S. Mona Sinha (Class of 1988) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Mona Sinha talks about her introduction to Smith as a transfer student, including finding community in the International Student Preorientation program. She talks about the student group asking for divestment from South Africa, including a takeover of College Hall. As an Economics major, Sinha spent her junior year in the Picker Program in Washington. Since graduation Sinha has worked to inspire women’s leadership education.
Dates of Materials: 2016 May

Serena M. Williams (Class of 1981) interviewed by Rebecca York, 2016 May

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Scope and Contents In this interview, Serena Williams remembers her introduction to Smith, focusing especially on the Bridge Program providing support to new students of color as an integral part of her Smith experience. Although she was an economy major, Williams recounts her experiences with racism on campus, as well as time spent building community amongst other women of color at the Mwangi Cultural Center. She also talks about her strong house community and favorite traditions, as well as her tenure as...
Dates of Materials: 2016 May