Long, Priscilla. Papers of Priscilla Long, 1972-1973: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 175; T-21
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Priscilla Long
Title: Papers of Priscilla Long, 1972-1973
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts, syllabus, and audiotapes of interviews conducted by students in Long's
course on women in American history in 1972-1973, of Priscilla Long, teacher.
Accession numbers: 72-101, 73-94
The papers of Priscilla Long were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in June,
1972, by Priscilla Long, and again in August, 1973.
Processed: September 21, 1972
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Priscilla Long as well as copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Priscilla Long Papers, 1972-1973; item description, dates. 72-101--73-94, folder #.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Priscilla Long wa an instructor at the University of Rhode Island extension in Providence.
In the spring of 1972 Priscilla Long taught a course on "Women in U.S. History" at
the University of Rhode Island Extension in Providence, Rhode Island, as a part of
the Continuing Education for Women program. The purpose of the course was "to raise
the consciousnesses of the course members." In addition to class discussions on women's
work, black women, prostitution, the feminist movement, and other subjects--as described
in the Syllabus in Folder 1--each woman undertook as a project either a social history
of her family or an interview with an older relative or friend. Some of these projects
are included here; those on tape are shelved as T-21. Descriptions of the tapes was
provided by a researcher.
- 1. Syllabus: Women in U.S. History. 2 copies.
- 2. Bartone, Carol A., "A Social History of My Family"; Blanck, Carole, "Oral History
of My Mother"; Buchinski, "Social History of Eleanor Buchinski."
- 3. Cove, Paula, "Oral Interview of Agnes Certsacov"; Demirfian, Sarah, "An Interview
with My Mother"; Griffin, Dianne, "Resume: Mary Moffitt Eldridge."
- 4. Lawrence, Gwendolyn, "A Personal History of My Aunt"; Lee, Sherry, "Social History
of Sherry Lee"; Marot, Lola, "Oral Interview: Lola Anguini."
- 5. McGillivray, Elaine, "Interview with Mrs. Lena Torregrossa, Age 88, My Grandmother";
Rupp, Vera, "An Interview with an Older Friend"; Thurber, Deborah, "Oral History with
- 6. Verry, Adeline M., "The Women in My Family Life"; Watkinson, Margaret M., "A Social
History of My Family"; Anonymous, No title. "Subject: mother, age 58, born January
- 7. Jencks, Barbara C., "One Woman's Family, 1865-1972"; Sadler, Frances C., No title.
Interview with husband's aunt; Anonymous, "An Italian Immigrant Woman--1920."
- 8. Notes on tapes, by interviewers.
- T-21.1. Interviewer: Mary Bralsford. Interviewee: mother: great-grandmother came to the United
States from Ireland at age twelve; she worked as a domestic.
- T-21.2. Interviewer: Paula Cove. Interviewee: Agnes Gertsa Cove: born December 31, 1900 in
Providence, Rhode Island; her parents were Russian immigrants.
- T-21.3. Interviewer: Marilyn Crowether. Subject: born in 1909 in Providence, Rhode Island;
- T-21.4. Interviewer: Alice Thistle. Interviewee: Josephine Garceau: born in Newfoundland,
- T-21.5. Interviewer: Jill Grossberg. Interviewee: Fannie Savage Schindler; born in 1889 in
Bialystok, Russia; came to the United States in 1900 to New York City.
- T-21.6. Interviewer: Anjela Jarden. Interviewees: aunt and mother.
- T-21.7. Interviewer: Carol Teixiera. Interviewee: grandmother.
- T-21.8. Interviewer: Barbara Allen. Interviewee: Mrs. Mary Cente; grandmother; born March
11, 1895 in Providence, Rhode Island.
- T-21.9. Interviewer: Joy Baer. Interviewee: Margaret Milmath; born February 26, 1912 in Cranston,
- T-21.11. Interviewer: Mary Loiselle. Interviewee: aunt; born in Centre Falls, Rhode Island
in 1918; spent her childhood on a farm.
- T-21.12. Interviewer: Ronnie Wasserman. Blank tape.
- T-21.13. Interviewer: Gail Holman. Interviewee: Dorothy Gregory Sunsbury; born on June 19,
1915 in Lyme, New Hampshire; lived on a farm.
Providence (R.I.)--Social conditions
United States--Emigration and immigration--Personal narratives