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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 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

  • 1981 - 1985

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

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.


3 linear feet (3 boxes, 6 volumes)


Oral Histories of 182 American homemakers (172 audio tapes and 182 transcripts).
Voices of American Homemakers Oral History Project oral histories
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  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
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Repository Details

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

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