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Voices of American Homemakers Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00419

Scope and Contents

The Voices of American Homemakers Oral History was conducted by the National Extension Homemakers Council Oral History Project, 1981-82. Eleanor Arnold was project director and editor. The collection contains 172 audio cassettes and 182 transcripts. The transcripts are in 5 bound volumes, and arranged by state. A subject and state index is also included, as is a compilation of papers presented at a conference, "Seminar of Humanists and Homemakers," at Laramie, Wyoming on 3 August 1983.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1981 - 1985


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Published as "Voices of American homemakers." Eleanor Arnold, editor and project director (Vale, OR: National Extension Homemakers Council, 1985). It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.


4.813 linear feet (8 containers)


Oral Histories of 182 American homemakers (172 audio tapes and 182 transcripts).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the National Extension Homemaker's Service Oral History Project, 1986

Voices of American Homemakers Oral History Project oral histories
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Repository Details

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

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