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T-311; MC 635

Rupp, Leila J., 1950- . American women's rights movement interviews by Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor, 1979-1983: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: T-311; MC 635
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Leila J. Rupp, 1950-
Title: American women's rights movement interviews by Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor, 1979-1983
Date(s): 1979-1983
Quantity: 25 audiotapes
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Collection contains audiotapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Rupp and Taylor with women who played significant roles in the American women's rights movement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 2003-M7 and 2003-M10
The collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor in January 2003.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2010
By: Melissa Dollman

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the interviews created by Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library in so far as they hold it. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Audiotapes and transcripts may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor American women's rights movement interviews, 1979-1983; item description, dates. T-311, reel # or MC 635, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Leila J. Rupp was an associate professor of history and Verta Taylor an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State University. In 1987 they published Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s, a study of feminism in the 1950s, in particular the National Woman's Party and its efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection consists of 25 audiotapes and transcripts of interviews, conducted by Rupp and Taylor as research for their book, with women who worked for women's rights during the mid-twentieth century in the United States. Helen Schleman's interview is in transcript form only. Monika Kehoe's interview is not included in Survival in the Doldrums. Each interviewee is asked to discuss when or if she became a feminist, the women's movement during the the period from World War II through the early 1960s, and her relationship to the National Women's Party. The following names have been abbreviated to their acronyms: National Woman's Party, National Organization for Women (NOW), the President's Commission on the Status of Women, and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

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Additional Index Terms

Audiotapes
Equal rights amendments--United States
Feminism--United States
Feminists--United States
Lesbianism
Oral histories
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Transcripts
United States--Social conditions--1945-
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Women political activists--United States
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Suffrage--United States
Women's rights--United States
Berger, Caruthers, interviewee
Chittick, Elizabeth, interviewee
East, Catherine, interviewee
Eastwood, Mary O., 1930- interviewee
Friedan, Betty
Gage-Colby, Ruth, interviewee
Hickey, Margaret, interviewee
Kehoe, Monika, interviewee
Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985, interviewee
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
National Organization for Women
National Woman's Party
Parks, Marion, interviewee
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997
Pollock, E. S., interviewee
Powell, Ernestine, interviewee
Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-1989, interviewee
Rupp, Leila J., 1950- interviewer
Schleman, Helen, interviewee
Taylor, Verta A., interviewer
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women

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