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ENG 153: Introduction to Women Writers: Home

AUDIO RECORDINGS -- WOMEN IN THE ARCHIVES ASSIGNMENT

For your Women in the Archives assignment, due on November 14, you'll be choosing a primary source document and considering how it connects with, or illustrates, themes from your class readings:

1. A zine, cookbook, romance magazine, graphic memoir, etiquette book, etc. from your library visit on Monday 10/31 (Special Collections)

2. OR the audio recording of an oral history interview or academic talk linked from this page (Vincent Voice Library)

Women at work: images from the Digital Public Library of America

Women in the auto industry

The "Lansing Auto Town" oral history project captured the memories of men and women in the auto industry, working on the production line, in skilled trades, or in clerical positions. Interviews were recorded in 2005 and 2006. The list below includes Lansing women, both white and Black, whose interviews included some discussion of gender issues in the workplace.

On each page, go to the ONLINE ACCESS link, where it says Listen to sound recording -- all users.

*Recorded in 1993.

Women's Overseas Service League

The Women's Overseas Service League is an organization for women who served in the U.S. armed forces or U.S. government agencies overseas. The League conducted oral history interviews of members in the early 2000s. The women interviewed had served in conflicts throughout the 20th century..The list below includes whose interviews included some discussion of gender issues in the military or federal employment.

On each page, go to the ONLINE ACCESS link, where it says Listen to sound recording -- all users.

World War II (1941-1945)

Vietnam War (1961-75)

Gulf War (1990-91)

Women in the labor movement

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