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Oral histories


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project collection consists of 17.25 linear feet of audiotapes, videotapes and transcripts. There are fifty-one individual oral histories plus group discussions conducted between 2000 and 2005. The project documents the emergence and development of U.S. women's history between 1960 and 2000 by creating an archive that explores a new group of scholars who entered the historical profession after 1960. It explores these historians' professional and personal lives, their choices, and their intellectual commitments.

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

Final, edited transcripts are open for research, but certain interviews have restrictions. Please refer to specific interviews regarding these restrictions.

From the Collection:

For partially restricted interviews, restricted pages have been removed from the public version of the transcripts. Electronic copies of open transcripts are available. All original transcripts are closed.

The audio recordings for unrestricted interviews are available for research, but all quotes for publication must be drawn from the final, edited transcriptions. Audio recordings with restricted portions are closed. All original audio cassette tapes are closed; copies must be requested for research use.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063