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Call No.: Vt-96
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Vanda Sendzimir
Title: Videotapes of Vanda Sendzimir, 1989-1995
Quantity: 5 videotapes
Language of materials: Materials in English and Polish.
Abstract: Videotapes concerning Tad Sendzimir and his life as an inventor and entrepreneur.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Vanda Sendzimir, 1967-1997 (MC 469.).
Writer and social activist Vanda Sendzimir (1952-1996) was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. She attended Reed College (1971-1973) and graduated from McGill University (1976), where she was one of the founders of Canada's first college women's newspaper and active in the anti-war and feminist movements. She lived in San Francisco (1977-1986), working as a graphic designer and for social change as a member of a small Marxist-Leninist party. Moving to Boston in 1986, Sendzimir worked as a freelance journalist, and published Steel Will: The Life of Tad Sendzimir (1993), a biography of her father, an inventor and entrepreneur. She was active in the Boston chapter of the National Writers Union and in organizations working for social justice and civil rights. An avid photographer, traveler, and mountaineer, Sendzimir fell to her death while climbing in Siberia with her husband, David Ludlow, in 1996.
Collection chiefly concerns Tad Sendzimir and his life as an inventor and entrepreneur. It includes a celebration of his 95th birthday, July 1989 (mostly in Polish); a memorial tribute to him, December 8, 1990; the consecration of the banner for Sendzimir Steel Works, Krakow, May 4, 1993 (entirely in Polish); an interview with Vanda Sendzimir regarding the publication of her book, Steel Will, April 11, 1994; and the wedding of Sendzimir and David Ludlow, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 26, 1995.The tapes are all 1/2 inch with sound and color and are arranged in chronological order.