Finding Aid

Office of the Provost. Vice Provost for University Life Women’s Oral History Project

UPA 6.11

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Tina Goldberg Under the direction of Theresa R. Snyder
Preparation date
March 1991
Date [inclusive]
1949-1983
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

These papers, tapes, cassettes and scrapbooks were transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Center from Dr. R. Jean Brownlee, Dean of Women, 1989, and from the Penn Women’s Center, 1990.

ARRANGEMENT

The information for the Oral History Project is arranged in four series. They include: Information on the Organization of the Project (Box #1), Biographical Material, Narrator and Interviewer Binders (Box #2), Tape and Cassette interviews (Box #3 and #4), Video Cassettes (Box #4), and Scrapbooks (Box #5).

The first series is arranged chronologically, while the remaining series are organized alphabetically.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Oral History Project documents the experiences of over 100 prominent female University of Pennsylvania students, administrators, faculty and faculty family members.

An Advisory Board to the Vice Provost for University Life began the project in 1983 to tape the history of women at the University over the previous six decades. Included are budget estimations, steering committee meeting minutes and narrator and interviewee guides and lists. These documents mainly chronicle the organization of the project and its attempt to enlist the support of the University community. A handbook for interviewers was also compiled as a reference aid for the oral histories.

The biographical material consists of newspaper clippings and other articles about each of the women interviewed on tape. These portfolios are organized alphabetically and most include the years of involvement and University affiliation; some also describe the current profession of the woman profiled.

The tape and cassette interviews are arranged chronologically according to the person interviewed. The labeling and content of the tapes is not consistent; also included are several video taped interviews and duplicate tapes. The tapes represent primarily the recollections of the oldest University affiliates recorded during the six decade span. The project is on-going and many of the women profiled in the biographical material have yet to be recorded on tape.

Two scrapbooks round out the collection: one chronicles alumnus Rosemary Mazzatenta’s experiences at the School of Education 1949-1953, and the other records the founding of the first professional educational sorority at the University (Kappa Delta Epsilon, 1951-1953).

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

Articles: History Articles 

1

1

Articles: Related Articles 

1

2

Articles: Methods Bibliography 

1

3

Audiovisual Center 

1

4

Old Versions of Handbook 

1

5

Beginning Materials: Materials 

1

6

Beginning Materials: Objectives 

1

7

Beginning Materials: Statement 

1

8

Budget: 1983-1984 

1

9

Budget: Past Budget 

1

10

Budget: NHPRC Grant Application 

1

11

Interviewers: Correspondence 

1

12

Interviewers: Interviewer Lists 

1

13

Interviewers: Workshop: Handbook Drafts 

1

14

Interviewers: Workshop: Interview Documents Packet 

1

15

Interviewers: Workshop: Log for Tape Registration 

1

16

Interviewers: Workshop: Materials 

1

17

Interviewers: Workshop: Suggested Questions for Interviewers 

1

18

Narrators: Correspondence 

1

19

Narrators: Inventory Lists 

1

20

Narrators: Legal Agreements (blank) 

1

21

Narrators: Narrator Lists 

1

22

OHP Contacts: Alumnae Association 

1

23

OHP Contacts: Brochure Distribution 

1

24

OHP Contacts: Brochure Returns 

1

25

OHP Contacts: OH-MAR Notes 

1

26

OHP Contacts: Outreach Correspondence 

1

27

Research Review 

1

28

Steering Committee: Attendance Checklists 

1

29

Steering Committee: Attendance: Past Mtgs 

1

30

Steering Committe: Correspondence: Potential Members 

1

31

Steering Committee: Correspondence: Committee 

1

32

Steering Committee: Membership 

1

33

Steering Committee: Minutes: 5-82 to 8-82 

1

34

Steering Committee: Minutes: 8-82 to 11-83 

1

35

Steering Committee: Minutes: Written Committee Notes and Related Correspondence 

1

36

Transcription Services and Transcriptions 

1

37

Work Study 

1

38

Biographical Material: Neysa Cristol Adams 

2

1

Biographical Material: Jean Shaw Adelman 

2

2

Biographical Material: Sadie Alexander 

2

3

Biographical Material: Tobe Amsterdam 

2

4

Biographical Material: Fanchon Marks Apfel 

2

5

Biographical Material: Norma Savin Ashbrook 

2

6

Biographical Material: Dorothy L. Barbieri 

2

7

Biographical Material: Helen R. Barnshaw 

2

8

Biographical Material: Muriel I. Barr 

2

9

Biographical Material: Audrey Bedford 

2

10

Biographical Material: Emma Beerman 

2

11

Biographical Material: Erika Behrend 

2

12

Biographical Material: Dr. Mary Bennett 

2

13

Biographical Material: Candice Bergen 

2

14

Biographical Material: Emma Beven 

2

15

Biographical Material: Lillian Blackman 

2

16

Biographical Material: Stella Botelho 

2

17

Biographical Material: Alicia Boyd 

2

18

Biographical Material: Norma Braun 

2

19

Biographical Material: R. Jean Brownlee 

2

20

Biographical Material: Julia Bukowski 

2

21

Biographical Material: Elizabeth Rossiter Carfagno 

2

22

Biographical Material: Dorothy Chaney 

2

23

Biographical Material: Wanda Chocallo 

2

24

Biographical Material: Ellen Churchill 

2

25

Biographical Material: Helena Clark 

2

26

Biographical Material: Dr. Mildred Cohn 

2

27

Biographical Material: Eleanor Cox 

2

28

Biographical Material: Dorothy Crawford 

2

29

Biographical Material: Mary Lyon Crooks 

2

30

Biographical Material: Virginia Curtin 

2

31

Biographical Material: Helen Dechert 

2

32

Biographical Material: Pauline Dengler 

2

33

Biographical Material: Carolyn Dosker 

2

34

Biographical Material: Mary Mumford Douty 

2

35

Biographical Material: Lee Ducat 

2

36

Biographical Material: Dr. Marion Elderton 

2

37

Biographical Material: Katherine Elsom, M.D. 

2

38

Biographical Material: Alice Emerson 

2

39

Biographical Material: Mary Evans 

2

40

Biographical Material: Virginia Ewer 

2

41

Biographical Material: Alice Hubbard Frey 

2

42

Biographical Material: Dr. Helen Giles 

2

43

Biographical Material: Betty Gisborne 

2

44

Biographical Material: Teru Nakano Graves 

2

45

Biographical Material: Barbara Greenfield 

2

46

Biographical Material: Molly Harnwell 

2

47

Biographical Material: Carol Rodgers Harrison 

2

48

Biographical Material: Pauline Sensenig Hart 

2

49

Biographical Material: Mildred Heimark 

2

50

Biographical Material: Virginia K. Henderson 

2

51

Biographical Material: Thelma Hon 

2

52

Biographical Material: Grace M. Hopper 

2

53

Biographical Material: Holly James 

2

54

Biographical Material: Katherine Jones 

2

55

Biographical Material: Esther Kahn 

2

56

Biographical Material: Dr. Rajunder Kaur 

2

57

Biographical Material: Mildred Keil 

2

58

Biographical Material: Ann Elizabeth Kelley 

2

59

Biographical Material: Lois Isabelle King 

2

60

Biographical Material: Laura R.M. Klein 

2

61

Biographical Material: Virginia Knauer 

2

62

Biographical Material: Laureine Knight 

2

63

Biographical Material: Fay Fetterolf Kramer 

2

64

Biographical Material: Kristin Hunter Lattany 

2

65

Biographical Material: Phoebe Leboy 

2

66

Biographical Material: Sydney Lefkoe 

2

67

Biographical Material: Anne S. Lenox 

2

68

Biographical Material: Elizabeth Kelly LeVine 

2

69

Biographical Material: Sara Lee Lippincott 

2

70

Biographical Material: Irma Spritz Lustig 

2

71

Biographical Material: Ann Matter 

2

72

Biographical Material: Margaret Mainwaring 

2

73

Biographical Material: Rosemary Mazzatenta 

2

74

Biographical Material: Margaret McGowan 

2

75

Biographical Material: Mary Ann Meyers 

2

76

Biographical Material: Margie Meyerson 

2

77

Biographical Material: Marjorie Margolis Mezvinsky 

2

78

Biographical Material: Ruth Weir Miller 

2

79

Biographical Material: Warren Shafer Miller 

2

80

Biographical Material: Andrea Mitchell 

2

81

Biographical Material: Juanita Jackson Mitchell 

2

82

Biographical Material: Barbara Moxon 

2

83

Biographical Material: Emily Hartshorne Mudd 

2

84

Biographical Material: Emma Mullen 

2

85

Biographical Material: Guna S. Mundheim 

2

86

Biographical Material: Genevieve McDermott Murphy 

2

87

Biographical Material: Elaine H. Nagler 

2

88

Biographical Material: Faye Olivieri 

2

89

Biographical Material: Mary Monaghan O’Neil 

2

90

Biographical Material: Maureen Parris 

2

91

Biographical Material: Etta Pettyjohn 

2

92

Biographical Material: A. Dorothea Pohlman 

2

93

Biographical Material: Marian Pond 

2

94

Biographical Material: Ruth Ann Price 

2

95

Biographical Material: Dorothy Stanert Race 

2

96

Biographical Material: Natalie Saxe Randall 

2

97

Biographical Material: Marjorie Osterlund Rendell 

2

98

Biographical Material: Sonya Richman 

2

99

Biographical Material: Kathryn Steed Riordin 

2

100

Biographical Material: Alice Lowengrund Rosenthal 

2

101

Biographical Material: Lynn Salvage 

2

102

Biographical Material: Anita Sama 

2

103

Biographical Material: Alta Grant Samuels 

2

104

Biographical Material: Dr. Loretta Esposito Scuderi 

2

105

Biographical Material: Evelyn Ay Sempier 

2

106

Biographical Material: Sara Spedden Senior 

2

107

Biographical Material: Norma Levy Shapiro 

2

108

Biographical Material: Marciarose Shestack 

2

109

Biographical Material: Louise Proehl Shoemaker 

2

110

Biographical Material: Rheva Shryock 

2

111

Biographical Material: Clare Spackman 

2

112

Biographical Material: Anne Speirs 

2

113

Biographical Material: Bonnie Stern Squires 

2

114

Biographical Material: Ione Apfelbaum Strauss 

2

115

Biographical Material: Lucy Artman Stretch 

2

116

Biographical Material: Nancy Leech Sweeten 

2

117

Biographical Material: Barbara Singer Thomas 

2

118

Biographical Material: Barbara Fox Thornton 

2

119

Biographical Material: Marietta Peabody Tree 

2

120

Biographical Material: Helen Whitney Vittorini 

2

121

Biographical Material: Dr. Ingrid Waldron 

2

122

Biographical Material: Patricia Wade Wales 

2

123

Biographical Material: Carol Ann Trimble Weisenfeld 

2

124

Biographical Material: Barbara Wilson 

2

125

OHP: Narrator File Binder 

2

125

OHP: Interview Schedule Binder 

2

125

OHP: Miscellaneous to be Filed 

2

126

Tape: Sadie Alexander interviewed by Lucy Hackney 

 3

 

Tape: Gloria Allred interview by Susan Cary Nicholas and Nancy Weiss 

 3

 

Tape: Muriel Barr interviewed by Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Tape: Doris Bolger interviewed by Mary Elizabeth Ruwell (DVD copy) 

 3

 

Tape: Doris Bolger interviewed by Mary Elizabeth Ruwell, part 2 (DVD) 

 3

 

Tape: R. Jean Brownlee interviewed by Ann Matter 

 3

 

Tape: R. Jean Brownlee interviewed by Ann Matter part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Dr. Mildred Cohn interviewed by Rena Burstein 

 3

 

Tape: Dr. Mildred Cohn interviewed by Rena Burstein part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Eleanor M. Cox interviewed by Dilys Winegrad 

 3

 

Tape: Dorothy Crawford interviewed by Barbara Bravo 

 3

 

Tape: Dr. Helen Octavia Dickens interviewed by Beth Brown 

 3

 

Tape: Caroline Dosker interviewed by Dilys Winegrad 

 3

 

Tape: Caroline Dosker interviewed by Dilys Winegrad part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Dr. Rose Green interviewed by Anna Marie Raimondo 

 3

 

Tape: Dr. Ruth Hayre interviewed by Alicia Boyd 

 3

 

Tape: Carry Hochsteadt interviewed by Lillian Blackman 

 3

 

Tape: Althea Hottel (copy) 

 3

 

Tape: Althea Hottel interviewed by Ann Matter 

 3

 

Tape: Fay Fetteroff Kramer interviewed by Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Tape: Ruth Malloy 

 3

 

Tape: Ann Matter interviewed by Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Tape: Barbara Moxon interviewed by Althea Hottel part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Barbara Moxon interviewed by Althea Hottel part 3 

 3

 

Tape: Barbara Moxon interviewed by Althea Hottel part 4 

 3

 

Tape: Emily Mudd interviewed by Dilys Winegrad 

 3

 

Tape: Emily Mudd interviewed by Dilys Winegrad part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Emily Mudd interviewed by Dilys Winegrad part 3 

 3

 

Tape: Evelyn Read interviewed by Betty Small 

 3

 

Tape: Rheva Ott Shryock interviewed by Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Tape: Rheva Ott Shryock interviewed by Althea Hottel part 2 

 3

 

Tape: Ruth Weir Miller interviewed by Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Tape: Margaret Wettlin interviewed by Lucy Hackney part 1 (with a Cassette tape and a CD reproduced by Modern Audio Productions in 2006 December) 

 3

 

Tape: Margaret Wettlin interviewed by Lucy Hackney part 2 (with a Cassette tape and a CD reproduced by Modern Audio Productions in 2006 December) 

 3

 

Tape: Barbara Wischon (Moxon) interviewed by Althea Hottel (master) 

 3

 

Cassette: Gloria Allred 

 3

 

Cassette: Doris Bolger and Mary Ruwell 

 3

 

Cassette: Doris Bolger and Mary Ruwell part 2 

 3

 

Cassette: Doris Bolger and Mary Ruwell (copy) 

 3

 

Cassette: Dorothy Crawford with Barbara Bravo 

 3

 

Cassette: Dorothy Crawford with Barbara Bravo (copy) 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr.Rose Green with Anna Marie Raimondo 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr. Rose Green with Ann Marie Raimondo 

 3

 

Cassette: The Terri Gross Lecture side 1 

 3

 

Cassette: The Terri Gross Lecture side 2 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr. Ruth Hayre interviewed by Alicia Boyd 

 3

 

Cassette: Carrie Hochstadt interviewed by Lillian Blackman 

 3

 

Cassette: Kevin Holland 

 3

 

Cassette: Ann Kreiger and Angela Hordott part 1 

 3

 

Cassette: Angela Hordott part 2 and Richard Moron 

 3

 

Cassette: Althea Hottel by Ann Matter 

 3

 

Cassette: Althea Hottel (copy) 

 3

 

Cassette: Esther Kahn part 2 

 3

 

Cassette: Marion Masland side 1 

 3

 

Cassette: Ann Matter and R. Jean Brownlee 

 3

 

Cassette: interview with Margaret McGowan 

 3

 

Cassette: Ruth Weir Miller by Craig Snyder 

 3

 

Cassette: Ruth Weir Miller by Craig Snyder part 2 

 3

 

Cassette: Ruth Weir Miller side 2 (copy) 

 3

 

Cassette: Ruth Weir Miller side 3 (copy) 

 3

 

Cassette: Barbara Moxon and Althea Hottel 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr. Mudd and Dr. Winegrad 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr. Mudd and Dr. Winegrad side 1 

 3

 

Cassette: Dr. Mudd and Dr. Winegrad part 2 

 3

 

Cassette: Betty Small and Evelyn Read 

 3

 

Cassette: Nancy Weiss 

 3

 

Cassette: An Interview of Gloria Allred with Susan Cary Nicholas and Nancy Weiss (Master) 

 4

 

Cassette: Interview with Ruth Malloy 

 4

 

Cassette: Marion Masland interviewed by Barbara Klacsynska 

 4

 

Cassette: Althea Hottel interviewed by Ann Matter 

 4

 

Cassette: Althea Hottel interviewed by Ann Matter 

 4

 

Cassette: Esther Kahn interviewed by Dorothy Chaney 

 4

 

Cassette: Margaret McGowan 

 4

 

Cassette: Carol Tracy and Ariadne Valsamis 

 4

 

Cassette: Carol Tracy and Ariadne Valsamis 

 4

 

Cassette: Carol Tracy and Ariadne Valsamis 

 4

 

Tape: Dr. Jessie A. Rodman interviewed by Ruth Molloy with Doris Bolger slide inside wrapper: Doris Bolger and Jessie Rodman making tape 

 4

 

Video Cassette: Dawn and Wanda 

 4

 

Video Cassette: Apple, contents unknown 

 4

 

Video Cassette: Problem Solving in Groups: 11-20-80 

 4

 

Scrapbook: Rosemary D. Mazzatenta, School of Education, 1949-1953 

 5

 

1951-1953 First U. of P. chapter 

 5

 

Scrapbook: Kappa Delta Epsilon professional education sorority 

 5