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Women at War Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00566

Scope and Contents

Oral histories (transcripts and video recordings) of six women veterans (Jill Caliri, Shannon Donnelly, Mary Fisher, Marlisa Grogan, Margaret Oglesby, and Lydia Rodriguez) who served in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001-2006. There are also materials relating to the play "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," based on the oral histories, written and produced by Revan Schendler and John Hadden.

Dates of Materials

  • 2006

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

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 (specialcollections@smith.edu) 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

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

The Women at War Oral History Project was conceived and carried out by socioligist and oral historian, Revan Schendler, and playwright/director, John Hadden in 2006. Its purpose was to give voice to women veterans from Western Massachusetts who had served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Schendler conducted oral histories with six women veterans, and she and Hadden wrote and produced a play based on the interviews called "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," which was performed at the Northampton (Mass.) Center for the Arts in 2006.

Extent

1 boxes (.5 linear feet)

Overview

Veterans. Oral histories of six women veterans (Jill Caliri, Shannon Donnelly, Mary Fisher, Marlisa Grogan, Margaret Oglesby, and Lydia Rodriguez) who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, circa 2001-2006; and materials relating to the play "Women at War: Bringing the Voices of Military Women to the Stage," written and produced by Revan Schendler and John Hadden.

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 specialcollections@smith.edu to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Women at War Oral History Project was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Revan Schendler in 2007.

Additional Formats

Original videotaped recordings have been copied to DVD for research use.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2007

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Women at War Oral History Project oral histories
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2020-06-15: Added archival objects and interviews

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063