Women Centered Histories
The collections in this subheading, Women Centered Histories, are broken up into four smaller sections. These sections are listed in the following order, Nursing, Abortion, Activism, and (Women) In Michigan. Some of the topics that emerge are the history of nursing at the University of Michigan, Public Health and Community Nursing, Abortion, and sex discrimination. Also, these collections emphasize the contribution of women to farm life in southern Michigan, the development of the Internet, and education.
Professor of Astronomy Hazel Marie Losh (far left) as a youth with two friends enjoying a beverage. Hazel Marie Losh papers, 1870-1978.
Michigan leaders in community health nursing oral history project records, 1986-1997.
- 1.3 linear ft.
- Oral history project focused on elder public health and community health nurses. Project leader Stephanie Myers Schim completed a dissertation based on the interviews.
Administrative files on the project, background material on interviews, audio cassette tapes, transcripts of some interviews, and articles on the project including the dissertation "Leadership Expression of Elder Community Health Nurse Leaders in Michigan."
Michigan leaders in community health nursing oral history project sound recordings series.
- 54 sound cassettes.
- Oral History project on elder public health and community health nurses.
Interviews with elder public health and community health nurses. Interviews include: Phyllis Acheson, Elaine Bevan, A. Josephine Brown, Jean Chabut, Helen Clark, Verna Cole, Claire Corriveau, Gertrude Dietrich, Winifred Fisher, Mary Freliga, Lois Gage, Elizabeth Grigg, Patricia Hatfield, Cathryn Kurtaugh. Nancy Milio, Lillian Ostrand, Bonita Paustian, Kay Phelan, Doris Reid, Kathryn Robeson, Jessie Scott, Margaret Shetland, Mary Sexton, Gloria R. Smith, Cynthia Stewart, Florence Vander Woude, and Patricia Walsh. Florence Vander Woude interview includes discussion of her service with the University of Michigan-affiliated 298th General Hospital Unit.
Nursing History Society (University of Michigan) records, ca. 1940-1989.
- 1 linear ft.
- Society formed in 1983 with the purpose of engaging in activities directed toward the preservation of the history of nursing at the University of Michigan.
Administrative files, 1983-1989, including minutes, programs, membership materials, and reports; and historical files, ca. 1940-ca. 1988, collected respecting nursing history, including class notes, nursing manuals, oral history tapes, and photographs.
Gladys B. Dillard, a Public Health
Nurse. Kellogg African American
Health Care Project records.
Maris Vinovskis sound recordings.
- 19 sound tape reels : 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.
- Professor of history at the University of Michigan.
Recordings of interviews conducted on the subject of abortion; include interviews with Marjory Mecklenburg and Karen Mulhauser.
English 325 (University of Michigan) papers, 1978.
- 1 linear ft.
- University of Michigan class requiring in part an oral history project.
Soundtapes of interviews and transcripts of interviews concerning Ann Arbor German parochial schools before World War I; Arthur Gallagher, editor of the Ann Arbor News; the Ann Arbor German community, being the remembrances of Margaret Louise Seeger; and the abortion movement in Ann Arbor.
Women's activism against sex discrimination, the 1970 HEW investigation of the University of Michigan records, 2000-2002.
- 0.4 linear feet and 17 audio cassettes.
- Research project on the 1970 investigation of a sex discrimination complaint against the University of Michigan conducted by the U.S. Department of Health, Educaiton, and Welfare. Project was sponsored by the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender and conducted by Eric A. Stein.
Project files, background and research files relating to women in the 1970s and interviews with people involved in the 1970 complaint and investigation including Jean King and Robben W. Fleming.
- 0.4 linear feet.
- Repucci served as coordinator of Mich Net recruitment for Merit Network. In 2004, Repucci wrote a masters thesis for Eastern Michigan University titled "Women's Role in the Development of the Internet and the Social Movement They Propelled."
Papers include interviews on cassette tapes, transcriptions of interviews, participant consent forms and Repucci's master's thesis based on the interviews. Interviewees included: Eric Auperle; Jane Caviness; Elise Gerich; Ellen Hoffman; Joann Ward; Jessica Yu; Stephen Wolff; and Susan Hares.
Women holding an R-Day (last day to
register to vote) poster. From Box 1 of the
Brigid O'Farrell collection.
- 1 linear ft.
- Oral history project documenting the contributions of Michigan feminists.
Interviews (27 DVDs) with transcripts (paper copy and CD-ROM of transcripts) or interview summaries with women influential in the feminist movement in Michigan.
Women: In Michigan
Lembi Kongas transcripts, 1975-1978 and 1992.
- 2 linear ft.
- Oral history project conducted by Lembi Kongas.
"Twentieth Century Farm Women: A View from Southern Michigan: Oral History Project, 1975-1978"; include audio tapes and transcripts of interviews; background materials; and published volumes, 1992, entitled "Farm women in the Twentieth Century: A view from southern Michigan".
Tom Van Zoeren oral history collection.
- 1 linear foot.
- Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Cassette tapes of oral history interviews with his father, Jay Van Zoeren, of Vriesland, Mich., 1948 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School; and with John Lanham of Burdickville, Mich., and Laura (Oleson) Basch of the Port Oneida, Mich., area. The Lanham and Basch tapes are accompanied by summary indexes. Oral interviews (on compact disc) with Leonard Thoresen and Alfred and Loraine (Olsen) Mason relating to their families, the family farms and the Port Oneida community; with Jack DeKorne and Trudy Van Noord relating to the family of Boudewyn and Kate DeKorne of Grand Rapids and Glen Lake, Mich.; with Judy Carole Fargo and Ruth Ann Doan Jones, relating to the Frank and Alma Doan family of Croswell, Mich.; with George Burfiend relating to Burfiend farm and Port Oneida; with Dottie Lanham relating to her life and to Burdickville and surrounding area; and to the Frederick and Margretha Werner farm in Port Oneida. The interviews include accompanying scanned photos and summary transcriptions.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, Women and Work Program (University of Michigan) transcripts of oral history project, 1978-1979.
- 8 linear ft.
- Conducted by the Women and Work Program of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, entitled, "The Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change".
Interviews with women involved in the trade union movement.
Lillian Herstein, Farmer-Labor Party
candidate for Congress, Second
Congressional District. From Box 1 of the
Brigid O'Farrell collection.
Amy S. Clark collection, 1991-1994.
- 0.2 linear feet.
- Student at the University of Michigan.
Oral history interviews (tapes and partial transcripts) for a 1994 student paper entitled "The experience of women in the University of Michigan housing co-ops, 1940-1960"; a copy of the paper and background information; also transcripts of interviews conducted in 1991 by Lisa Davis, history intern at the Inter-Cooperative Council. People interviewed include Brandeis House reunion; Buchele, Joan (includes tape); Ehlers, Harold (summary only); Fairfax, Jean; Hamm, Eldon; Hanau, Laila, Michael and Richard; Hartung, Mary; King, Jean; Kresin, Cal (summary only); Mathews, Sara (tape only); Nakamura, Marge (includes tape); Rideout, Frank; Shuey, Dick (summary only); Shugart, Betty and Robert; Smale, Judy (includes tape); Wolf, Howard and Jo.
- 4 folders of photographs and 23 videotapes.
- Organization founded in 1975 to promote the status of women and their concerns at the University of Michigan.
Photographs of the Sarah Goddard Power Awards ceremonies, 1987-1989; photograph of Rose Vainstein on Rose Vainstein Day, 1980; photographs of Sarah Goddard Power award recipients, 1984-1999; AWC co-chairs 1975-2000, and videotaped interviews and final version of 25th anniversary history. Videotapes include VHS copy of "Striving Towards Equity at the University of Michigan : 25 years of the Academic Women's Caucus, 1975-2000" and 19 Betacam SP videotapes of interviews with founders and campus leaders conducted for the project. Interviewees include Lee Bollinger, Nancy Cantor, James Duderstadt, Edie Goldenberg, and Jean L. King.