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Guide to the Rural Women's History Project Papers ; Rural Women's History Project Records

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Guide to the Rural Women's History Project Papers 1975-1980

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Rural Women's History Project
Dates: 1975-1980
Quantity: 4 cubic feet
Abstract:Interviews with rural women in Latah, Benewah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, and Shoshone counties, Idaho, concerning the changing roles of rural women.
Identification: MG068
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this record group was in labeled folders when received, and all tapes were numbered. The original order was maintained throughout. Several items which were in notebooks, notably the Project Notebook and the original personal data sheets and photographs, were removed from the notebooks and placed in folders.The first series consists of basic background information on oral histories and rural women, and includes questions used in the interviews, scripts for the characterizations used in the presentations, and several evaluations and reports on the project.The second series contains transcriptions of many of the interviews done for the project. Included with the transcriptions are personal data sheets and an index to the tape recording. These are in alphabetical order.The third series contains photographs and personal data sheets of the interviewees. These are also in alphabetical order. Also included are other photographs of the women and of the 1976 Sandpoint performance. There is one folder of negatives and contact prints.The final series consists of tape recorded interviews; most are reel to reel, but the interviews conducted in 1980 are on cassette tapes.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Rural Women's History Project span the years 1975 to 1980, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1975-1976.

The papers include scripts for presentations, a notebook with photographs and an evaluation of the performance in Sandpoint in 1976, and information on other oral history projects. There are also many articles on rural women. The major portion of the material consists of transcriptions of the oral history interviews. The tapes for these interviews are also included. There are also photographs of the women interviewed.

Although there is a box for tape #2 the tape itself is missing. Also missing are tapes 30 and 31. These two tapes are not listed on the interview index so it is possible the recordings were of such poor quality the tapes were not kept by the project staff members.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Rural Women's History Project, sponsored by the University of Idaho Women's Center, was funded by a grant from the Association for the Humanities in Idaho in the amount of $15,556 in the Fall of 1974; an additional $10,000 was received the following year to continue the project. The project had three stages, interviews with rural women, dramatic presentations based on the interviews, and small group discussions, many of which resulted in more interviews. Presentations were given in over 20 communities in Latah, Benewah, Clearwater, Nezperce, and Shoshone counties, and over 100 women were interviewed. Those working on the project learned about the history of rural women's roles and their contributions to their families and communities. They also learned about the changes that have taken place in women's lives and how those changes affected how women felt about themselves and what concerned them about their families and communities. Project staff members included Corky Bush, Lenore Garwood, Lillie Hermann, Isabel Miller, Connie Kiesler, and Joy Williams.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Women

Bush, Corlann G., 1943-

Idaho Rural Women's History Project
University of Idaho. Women's Center

Rural families -- Idaho
Women -- Idaho -- Biography

Administrative Information

Source

The Papers were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Corlann "Corky" Bush between November 1984 and January 1986.


Related Material

Other material related to this record group, including a copy of the grant application, can be found in the papers of Lillie Hermann, MG106.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Background Material and Project Activities 1975-1982
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1/11/1Staff Activity Reports 1975 9 items
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1/21/2Interview Questions and Forms undated 12 items
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1/31/3Project Notebook: Sandpoint Performance 1976 12 items
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1/41/4Characterizations: General undated 1 item
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1/51/5Characterizations: Reunion Script undated 19 items
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1/61/6Characterization: Elinor Pruitt undated 12 items
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1/71/7Characterizations: Stella Skinner undated 3 items
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1/81/8Characterizations: Two Sisters undated 9 items
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1/9-101/9-10Audience Evaluation and Feedback 1975-1976 250 items
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1/111/11Evaluation and Report to the Association for the Humanities in Idaho 1977 1 item
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1/121/12Script: "Homestead Act" by Rob Moore 1980 7 items
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1/131/13Newspaper Clippings 1974-1979 40 items
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1/141/14Oral History Association Questionnaire undated 1 item
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1/151/15Oral History Workshops 1976-1980 32 items
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1/161/16Other Oral History Projects 1975-1981 23 items
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1/17-181/17-18Articles on Rural Women 1975-1982 29 items
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1/191/19Women's Studies Course, WSU 1978 5 items
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1/201/20Latah County Museum Society Quarterly Bulletin 1976-1979 5 items
Series II. Interviews 1975-1977
Transcribed Interviews
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1/241/24Aherin, Lillie undated
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1/251/25Appel, Linda 1975
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1/261/26Atkinson, Claudine 1975
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1/271/27Avery, Mary Elizabeth 1975
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1/281/28Badget, Minnie 1975
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1/291/29Baker, Constance Beal 1975
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1/301/30Barnard, Charm 1975
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1/311/31Bell, Eva Mae and Patricia Larson
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1/321/32Bening, Myrtle 1975
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1/331/33Brebner, Anna 1975
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1/341/34Clyne, Sonja 1975
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1/351/35Cochrane, Edna 1975
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1/361/36Comstock, Wayve 1975
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1/371/37Cook, Emma 1975
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1/381/38Cooney, Edith Hilda 1975
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1/391/39Corbeill, Hazel 1975
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1/401/40Egland, Etta Mae 1975
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1/411/41Egland, Hollis 1975
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1/421/42Egland, Irma 1975
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1/431/43Egland, Peggy 1975
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2/442/44Flodberg, Marie undated
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2/452/45Grove, Clara 1977
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2/462/46Hartman, May 1975
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2/472/47Hubenthal, Mona 1975
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2/482/48Ingle, Grace 1976
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2/492/49Jannusch, Eva 1975
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2/502/50Jones, Agnes H. 1975
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2/512/51Kellom, Rebecca 1975
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2/522/52Korb, Lady 1975
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2/532/53Lidlow, Ruth 1975
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2/542/54Mabutt, Elizabeth 1975
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2/552/55McArthur, Phyllis 1975
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2/562/56McKinney, Judith Jean 1975
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2/572/57Morris, Mabelle Nickell 1975
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2/582/58Morris, Susan Lucille 1975
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2/592/59Nelson, Elsie undated
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2/602/60Northrup, Dawna 1976
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2/612/61Nygaard, Roberta Verna 1975
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2/622/62Parker, Mabel 1975
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2/632/63Procunier, Alpha 1975
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2/642/64Randle, Olive 1975
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2/652/65Resor, Mamie 1975
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2/662/66Roach, Mercedes 1975
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2/672/67Schribner, Mabel Louise undated
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2/682/68Sibley, Mae 1976
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2/692/69Smith, Betty Virginia 1975
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2/702/70Smith, Marie 1975
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2/712/71Sullivan, Bernice 1976
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2/722/72Thiessen, Blanche 1976
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2/732/73Warren, Myrtle Cressler undated
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2/742/74Weakly, Olive 1975
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2/752/75Williamson, Laura 1975
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2/212/21Instructions for typing interviews undated 6 items
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2/222/22Original Personal Data Sheets: Interviews not Transcribed 1975-1976 72 items
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2/232/23Indexes to Untranscribed Interviews 1974-1975 39 items
Series III. Photographs 1975-1976
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2/76-812/76-81Photographs and Typed Data Sheets of Interviewees 1975-1976 124 items
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2/822/82Identified Women and Their Homes 1975 294 items
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2/832/83Unidentified Women undated 153 items
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2/842/84Sandpoint Performance 1976 24 items
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2/852/85Negatives and Contact Prints 1975-1976 24 items
Series IV. Tape Recordings 1975-1980
A. Cassette Tapes (with data sheets and indexes) 1980
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2/862/86Anderson, Dorothy 1980 5 items
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2/872/87Leaton, Sylvia 1980 5 items
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2/882/88Reif, Stella 1980 4 items
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2/892/89Robbins, Deanna 1980 4 items
B. Reel to Reel Tapes 1976-1976
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3/903/90Alphabetical and Chronological Lists of Reel to Reel Tapes 2 items
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3/91-1253/91-125Reel to Reel Tape Recordings of Interviews #1-37 35 items
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4/26-1564/26-156Reel to Reel Tapes #35-56; A-L 31 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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