Oral Histories

Susan Tracy, Marla Miller, Kaymarion Raymond, and Joyce Berkman holding a check for VWHC

Members of the VWHC have been collecting Oral Histories since 1999. Recordings and transcripts of almost all of these interviews are available at the VWHC Collection in the UMass Special Collection and University Archives. In 2014, Laura Lovett was awarded a Five College Digital Humanities grant to digitize some of our oral history collection and make them available on this website. Destiney Linker was hired with these grant funds to work at SCUA as a Research Associate, and her efforts have made this digitization a reality.

Interviews in the VWHC Collection at SCUA

  • Miriam Slater
  • Helen Smith
  • Mary Wentworth
  • Sara Wolff
  • Meredith "Merry" Boone
  • Robin Dizard (2004 int. with David Cline)
  • Franklin Dorman (David Cline)
  • Lorraine Florio (David Cline)
  • Robert Gage
  • Merritt Garland
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Rabbi Lander
  • Leslie Laurie (Kris Woll)
  • Lawrence Siddall
  • Ellen Story
  • Samuel Topal
  • Richard Unsworth
  • Carol Wall
  • Ruth Fessenden
  • Jean Baxter
  • Maurianne Adams
  • Pat Crosson
  • Margo Culley
  • Cleo Gorman
  • Arlynn Diamond
  • Elana Dykewoman
  • Ann Ferguson
  • Mel Heath
  • Patricia Lee Lewis Sackrey
  • Sandy Lillydahl
  • Susan Lowenstein
  • Lydia Nettler
  • Judy O'Brien
  • Doris Abramson
  • Ben Power
  • Anita Page
  • Julia Demmin
  • Judi Fonsch (1999 ABC interview with Susan Tracy)
  • Elaine Fraser (1999 interview by Judi Fonsch
  • Pat Green (1999 ABC interview with Susan Tracy)
  • Jeannie Jones (1999 ABC interview with Susan Tracy)
  • Robin Dizard (1999 ABC interview with Susan Tracy)
  • Ann Meeropol (1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Mary Moe (1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Sherill Oake (1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Lorna Peterson (1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Alice Zaft(1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Betty Wright (1999 Women's Health Counseling Service interview)
  • Jane Marx (2000 AWL interview)
  • Catherine Portugues (2000 AWL interview)
  • Helen Smith (2000 AWL interview)
  • Brett Averitt (on Isabel Arnold)
  • Frances Crowe and Marietta Pritchard (on Isabel Arnold)
  • Kris Woll (2007 panel on Reproductive Rights at Hampshire)
  • Joyce Berkman (1999 interview with Mike Thornton)
  • Joanna Brown (1999 interview with Mike Thornton)
  • Robin Dizard (2001 interview with Marilyn Smith)
  • Lee Edwards (2000 interview with Suzanne Whitehouse)
  • Mary Ford (2000 interview with Ruth Backes)
  • Pat Green and Jeannie Jones dual interview (2000)
  • Ann McCord (1999 interview with Kaymarion Raymond)
  • Dale Melcher (2000 interview with Ami Cutler)
  • Kaymarion Raymond (2000 interview with Kaplowett)
  • Deliah (2000 interview with KaymarionRaymond)