Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection

Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection
Dates: 1982-1986
Quantity: 8.0 Linear feet (6 card file boxes, 3 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of 200 oral histories by women throughout the United States. Included are approximately 250 standard cassette tapes, paper copies of the transcripts, a social history of American homemakers and a set of scholarly papers delivered at a 1983 symposium.
Coll. Number: ms2445

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1982 the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a major grant to the National Extension Homemakers Council for a three-year, nationwide effort to collect, process and disseminate representative oral histories. Entitled "Voices of American Homemakers," the project combined extensive volunteer effort with careful attention to the professional canons of oral history practice. Professional historians guided the effort throughout, offering substantive perspectives on women's history and technical counsel on oral history. Typically, these oral histories describe homemaking, child rearing and family management in the small towns or rural areas where the women who are being interviwed live. They also discuss the role of Extension Homemaker groups in their lives. Under the terms of the grant, one complete set of the project tapes and associated materials were presented to one repository in each state at no cost to the institution.


Arrangement

Arranged into two series: 1. Cassettes; 2. Transcripts. Series 1 is intellectually (though not physically) arranged alphabetically by state, Series 2 is organized alphabetically by state.


Index Terms

Audiocassettes.
Books.
Child rearing--United States--History.
Home economics--United States--History.
Homemakers--United States--History.
Homemakers--United States--Interviews.
National Extension Homemakers Council (U.S.). Oral History Project.
Papers (document genre)
Transcripts.
Women--United States--Interviews.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Voices of American homemakers. MS 2445. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

NEHC grants users full photocopying privileges and fair use publication rights to maximum of 5000 words from the entire collection. Publication in excess of 5000 words requires written consent of the president of the National Extension Homemakers Council, Inc.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Printed Materials Brochures
 

Series 1: Cassettes

BoxCassette
427Alabama, O. Price - Interviewee; M. Becton - Interviewer
26Alabama, Bell - Interviewee; Ennis - Interviewer
BoxCassette
614Alabama, E. McAdams - Interviewee; M. Watkins - Interviewer
30Alabama, S. Mornan - Interviewee; J. Moon - Interviewer
35Alabama, O. Harwell - Interviewee; O. Price - Interviewer
BoxCassette
424Alabama, Andres - Interviewee; Langley - Interviewer
BoxCassette
528Alaska, Eckert - Interviewee; Roland - Interviewer
BoxCassette
333Alaska, Mumey - Interviewee; Walker - Interviewer
18Alaska, Foster - Interviewee; Burgoene - Interviewer
BoxCassette
525Arkansas, Webb - Interviewee; Houser - Interviewer
BoxCassette
632Arkansas, Cypert - Interviewee; Skelton - Interviewer
21Arkansas, V. Jefferson - Interviewee; K. Skelton - Interviewer
BoxCassette
432Arkansas, E. Simmons - Interviewee; M. Houser - Interviewer
BoxCassette
27Arkansas, D. Talley - Interviewee; M. Houser - Interviewer
9Colorado, Leininger - Interviewee; Uno - Interviewer
4Colorado, Uno - Interviewee; Leininger - Interviewer
BoxCassette
536Colorado, Pearl Mehl - Interviewee; Hazel Leininger - Interviewer
11Colorado, Kevan - Interviewee; Leininger - Interviewer
BoxCassette
613Delaware - 1, Tyrawski - Interviewee; Skibinski - Interviewer
15Delaware - 2, Tyrawski - Interviewee; Skibinski - Interviewer
BoxCassette
47Florida, Taylor - Interviewee; Moores - Interviewer
11Florida, Harper - Interviewee; Lindberg - Interviewer
31Florida, E. Gould - Interviewee; A. Moores - Interviewer
BoxCassette
628Florida, T. Barnes - Interviewee; Lindberg - Interviewer
31Florida, E. Cameron - Interviewee; R. Lindberg - Interviewer
BoxCassette
430Florida, P. Lafette - Interviewee; L. Lindberg - Interviewer
4Georgia, Glenwood Homemakers - Interviewee; Mary Hartley - Interviewer
6Georgia, State Past Presidents - Interviewee; M. Hartley - Interviewer
BoxCassette
534Hawaii, G. Brown - Interviewer Sakato - Interviewee;
17Hawaii, Souza, Soon & Kurose - Interviewee;s Kikuchi - Interviewer
BoxCassette
330Idaho, Bright - Interviewee;
29Idaho, Carlson - Interviewee; Bright - Interviewer
BoxCassette
67Illinois, F. Chapman - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
BoxCassette
45Illinois, C. Diel - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
BoxCassette
69Illinois, M. Hyde - Interviewee; E. Pagel - Interviewer
23Illinois, K. Wycoff - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
BoxCassette
25Indiana, P. McCall
BoxCassette
436Kansas #1, Sophie Bigge, Narrator; Athold Reusser, Interviewer
23Kansas #2, Sophie Bigge, Narrator; Athold Reusser, Interviewer
15Kansas, Brenda Van Meter, Narrator; Athol Reusser, Interviewer
BoxCassette
222Kansas, Evelyn Alden, Narrator; Athol Reusser, Interviewer
BoxCassette
315Kentucky, Brookshire - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
26Kentucky, Evans - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
BoxCassette
520Kentucky, Fouts - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
26Kentucky, JoDepew - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
8Kentucky, Jury - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
BoxCassette
65Louisiana, I. Clause
BoxCassette
42Louisiana, Mabel Thompson - Interviewee; Elaine Vidrine - Interviewer
BoxCassette
618Louisiana, V. McIntyre - Interviewee; D. Ashley - Interviewer
20Louisiana, Z. Edwards - Interviewee; R. Fortenberry - Interviewer
BoxCassette
48Louisiana, B. Jones - Interviewee; D. Ashley - Interviewer
BoxCassette
331Maryland #1, Eileen Moon - Interviewee;
BoxCassette
533Michigan, Arvilla Parshall - Interviewer
BoxCassette
624Michigan, Huffman, Kleis, Watkins & Christian - Interviewee;s
BoxCassette
310Michigan, Estella Myers - Interviewee; Joan Lueer - Interviewer
BoxCassette
625Michigan, Fox - Interviewee; Michalek - Interviewer
BoxCassette
312Michigan, Cecilia Lamb - Interviewee; Rhea Thayer - Interviewer
BoxCassette
532Michigan, Rubie M. Gillion - Interviewer
BoxCassette
322Michigan, Luella Hamilton - Interviewee; Petra Swanson - Interviewer
BoxCassette
422Michigan, Ema Jones - Interviewee; Joan Lueer - Interviewer
25Michigan, Mrs. Wilma - Interviewee;
BoxCassette
637Minnesota, Persistent Pals Club - Interviewee; F. Meyer - Interviewer
BoxCassette
57Mississippi, Little - Interviewee; Carmichael - Interviewer
16Mississippi, Simrall - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
13Mississippi, Morgan - Interviewee; Carmichael - Interviewer
BoxCassette
211Mississippi, Newman - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
13Mississippi, Irwin - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
BoxCassette
518Missouri, Lillie Stuery, Narrator; Betty Reynolds, Interviewer
BoxCassette
323Missouri, Frost - Interviewee; Reynolds - Interviewer
4Missouri, Edith Finnell, Narrator; Donna Howard, Interviewer
3Missouri, Edith Gladden, Narrator; Janet Vaughn, Interviewer
25Missouri, Verna Lefman, Narrator; Betty Reynolds, Interviewer
BoxCassette
21Montana, Bladgley & Daniel - Interviewee Stoner - Interviewer
BoxCassette
35Montana, Cartile & Foster - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
BoxCassette
22Montana, Herndon - Interviewee; Mugglier - Interviewer
3Montana, Rieger - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
BoxCassette
328Montana, Taylor - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
BoxCassette
629Montana, L. Hardie - Interviewee; A. Stoner - Interviewer
17Nebraska, A. Coburn - Interviewee; S. Stevens - Interviewer
BoxCassette
37Nebraska #1, Nellie Yost, Narrator; Sandy Hansen, Interviewer
13Nebraska #2, Nellie Yost, Narrator; Sandy Hansen, Interviewer
BoxCassette
435Nebraska, E. Gill - Interviewee; N. Schneemeyer - Interviewer
3New Hampshire, H. Barnstead - Interviewee; G. Roscoe - Interviewer
BoxCassette
636New Hampshire, Torsey - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
34New Hampshire, Whittemore - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
33New Hampshire, Merrill - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
BoxCassette
221New Hampshire, G. Rosco H. Loyd
BoxCassette
63New Hampshire, Dame - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
BoxCassette
212New Mexico, Martin - Interviewee; Popejoy - Interviewer
17New Mexico, #1 Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
16New Mexico, #2 Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
BoxCassette
321New Mexico, Ruth James, Narrator; Mary C. Popejoy, Interviewer
35New Mexico, Ima E. Fairly, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
37New Mexico, Mary Moore, Narrator; Mary C. Popejoy, Interviewer
BoxCassette
421New Mexico, tape 2 F. McDonald - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
10New Mexico, M. Cauhape - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
13New Mexico, F. Mathews - Interviewee; M. Popejoy - Interviewer
33New Mexico, F. McDonald - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
BoxCassette
55New Mexico #3, Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
4New Mexico #4, Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
BoxCassette
611New Mexico, N. Berry - Interviewee; M. Popejoy - Interviewer
BoxCassette
537New Mexico, M. Cauhape Tape 1 - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
BoxCassette
616North Carolina, L. Wilson - Interviewee; V. Harris - Interviewer
BoxCassette
429North Carolina, McCall - Interviewee; Harris - Interviewer
28North Carolina, M. Madre - Interviewee; V. Harris - Interviewer
BoxCassette
210North Carolina, Henrietta Phillips - Interviewee; Virginia Harris - Interviewer
BoxCassette
41North Carolina, Hammond - Interviewee; Harris - Interviewer
34North Dakota, Mary Mootz, Narrator; Maryadele Knudson, Interviewer
BoxCassette
223North Dakota Cora Lykken, Narrator; Mary Dele Knudson, Interviewer
BoxCassette
36North Dakota, Margaret Lien, Narrator; Arlene Sagness, Interviewer
20North Dakota, Karen Retzlaff, Narrator; Maryadele Knudsen, Interviewer
27North Dakota, Minnie Ness, Narrator; Arlene Sagness, Interviewer
16Ohio, Winifred Thrush & Mary Shult, Narrator;s Eva Barger, Interviewer
17Ohio, Nellie & Jeanette Stratton, Sarah Adkin, Narrator;s Eva Barger, Interviewer
BoxCassette
214Ohio, Mary Jonas, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
BoxCassette
414Ohio, Lura Hess, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
BoxCassette
59Ohio, Betty Wenig, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
BoxCassette
32Oklahoma, Mary Skelley - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
BoxCassette
523Oklahoma,, Zelma Wood - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
22Oklahoma,, Mrs. Richard Johnston - Interviewee;
12Oklahoma,, Sara Ball - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
BoxCassette
215Oregon, Alice Wand, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
BoxCassette
38Oregon, Saudna Zook, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
BoxCassette
535Oregon, Marie Brown, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
29Oregon, Dorris Graves, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
10Oregon, Dorothy Personette, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
BoxCassette
332South Carolina, Hazel Johnson, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
BoxCassette
524South Carolina, Pat Gates, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
14South Carolina, #1 Etta Sue Sellers, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
BoxCassette
39South Carolina #2, Etta Sue Sullers, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
BoxCassette
53South Carolina, Nona L.A. Jennings, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
BoxCassette
218South Dakota, I. Hutchendorf
19South Dakota, O. Stroschen
20South Dakota, F. Jenson
BoxCassette
62South Dakota, Cleo Tyler
4South Dakota, Christine Gaffin
10South Dakota, Mrs. Elmer Pontius
19South Dakota, Marge and Clara Kleinjam L. Svec - Interviewer
6South Dakota, Florence Phillips
22South Dakota, B. Tillery Johnson
12South Dakota, Minnie Murphy
BoxCassette
311Tennessee, Hautie Nelson, Narrator; Alph Worrell, Interviewer
14Tennessee, Marion Mariner, Interviewer Mrs. Alton Cole, Narrator;
24Tennessee, Tressa Walters, Narrator; Marion Mariner, Interviewer
34Tennessee, Julia C. White, Narrator; Marion Mariner, Interviewer
BoxCassette
412Virginia, Irby Arnett - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
BoxCassette
336Virginia, Conia Ratliff - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
BoxCassette
521Virginia, Ray Cassell - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
6Virginia, Janet Cassell - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
BoxCassette
49Washington, E. Dagnen - Interviewee; E. Pogorilc - Interviewer
BoxCassette
519Washington, Edna Dagen - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc - Interviewer
15Washington #1, Violet Cottrell - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc & Linda Amos - Interviewers
30Washington #2, Violet Cottrell - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc & Linda Amos - Interviewers
2Washington, Skiles - Interviewee; Colville - Interviewer
BoxCassette
68West Virginia, P. Faulkner - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
26West Virginia, P. Sullivan - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
27West Virginia, D. Cook - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
BoxCassette
224West Virginia, D. Barton - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
BoxCassette
61West Virginia, B. McCan - Interviewee; M. McKerr - Interviewer
BoxCassette
437West Virginia, M. Hill - Interviewee; M. McKenzi Interviewer
20West Virginia, A. Peterson - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
19West Virginia, G. Humphries - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
BoxCassette
31Wisconsin, Lausted - Interviewee; Hoberg - Interviewer
BoxCassette
418Wisconsin, Josephine Nixon - Interviewee; Georgia Hobert - Interviewer
16Wisconsin, Lillian Blonien - Interviewee; Georgia Hobert - Interviewer
17Wyoming #1, Jennie WIlliams - Interviewee; Katherine Martin - Interviewer
BoxCassette
26Wyoming #2, Jennie Williams - Interviewee; Katherine Martin - Interviewer
BoxCassette
51Wyoming, Raymond - Interviewee; Cosner - Interviewer
BoxCassette
319White County, Crouse - Interviewee; Schroeder - Interviewer
BoxCassette
531Hamilton County, Grinstead - Interviewee; Edgerly - Interviewer
27Pulaski County, Schlatter - Interviewee; Binkley - Interviewer
BoxCassette
28Huntington County - 1, Scheerer - Interviewee; Harley - Interviewer
 

Transcripts

BoxFolder
71Index and List of Sources
2Alaska
3Alabama
4Arkansas
5Colorado
6Delaware
7Florida
8Georgia
9Hawaii
10Idaho
11Illinois
12Indiana
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81Kansas
2Kentucky
3Louisiana
4Maryland
5Michigan
6Minnesota
7Mississippi
8Missouri
9Montana
10Nebraska
12New Mexico
13North Carolina
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91North Dakota
2Ohio
3Oklahoma
4Oregon
5South Carolina
6South Dakota
7Tennessee
8Virginia
9Washington
10West Virginia
11Wisconsin
12Wyoming