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Work And Family: low income and minority women talk about their lives interviews, 1976-1990

MS 298

Collection Summary

Creator: Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942-
Collection Name:Work And Family: Low Income And Minority Women Talk about their Lives Interviews,
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1990
Physical Description:3.3 linear feet
Abstract:Consists of photocopies of transcripts of interviews with fifty-six low income and minority women. Includes a Master Index by Patricia Seavey, with an introductory essay by Karen Anderson. The indexes to the collection are organized by racial/ethnic group, geographic area, and subject. The topics of the interviews concern the diversity in the lives of women mainly in their work experiences, especially labor struggles, the health care professions, and family lives, particularly problems of family violence. The interviews were conducted by Fran Leeper Buss between 1976 and 1990. They were transcribed as a collaborative project, directed by Janice Monk, of The Southwest Institute for Research on Women and The Schlesinger Library on the History of American Women.
Collection Number:MS 298
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Scope and Content Note

Each file contains transcripts of the interview with Fran Leeper Buss, field notes written by her, an individual index, a release form signed by her (note that many of the women chose to use a pseudonym), and an inventory list with a short biography.


This collection is organized into one series,
Oral histories 1976-1990
Arrangement Arranged alphabetical by interviewee.



Some material will not be available for twenty years, and then only at the Schlesinger Library. Users may not contact interviewees.


It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

See Release of Rights statement at the beginning of each interview transcript.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Monk, Janice J.

Corporate Name(s)
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Southwest Institute for Research on Women (U.S.)

Family violence -- United States
Labor disputes -- United States
Minority women -- United States
Poor women -- United States
Women -- Employment -- United States
Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States
Women's studies -- United States -- Case studies
Working class women -- United States -- Case studies

Genre Form(s)
Oral Histories

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Work And Family: low income and minority women talk about their lives interviews.Special Collections (MS 298), University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series 1: Oral Histories , 1976-1990
11 Master Index
12 Ana from El Salvador
13 Marie Allen
14 Elena Aragon
15-7 Jesusita Aragon
18 Stella Armijo
19 Lily Barker
21-2 Helen Berklich
23 Dr. Bower
24 Sophie Bowman
25 Gloria Ann Carmona
26 Daisy Cubias
27 Cynthia Dakota
28 Ella Davis
29 Jenny Deer
210 Betty Dixon
211 Rhonda Flatly
212 Opal Foster
31 Judith Franklin
32 Bonne Germaine
33 Bonita Gonzalez
34 Doris Hanson
35 Josephine Hunter
36 Emma Jo Hustede
37 Nancy Jackson
38 Sarah Johnson
39 Wanda Jones
41 Dorothy Klitzkie
42 Darlene Leache
43 Mary Lopez
44-5 Ann Mathias
46 Mildred McEwen
47 Susan Meyer
48 Lucy Morgan
49 Maggie Muhar
51 Chin Sopath Ngeth
52-8 Maria Elena Ortega [File closed until 2010]
61-7 Maria Elena Ortega
71-2 Maria Elena Ortega
73 Ruth Parsons
74 Ruby Powers
75 Irene Pyawasit
76 Edith Rackley
77 Esperanza Ramon
78 Kasandra Rhymes
79 Lee Richards
710 Mary Robinson
81 Carolita Sanchez
82 Jo Schmidt
83 Viola Smith
84 Willa Mae Stokes
85 Helen Sullivan
86 Florence Swanson
87 Consuela Tafolla
88 Mary Tsukamoto
89 Marva Watkins
810 Cynthia Williams
811 Ka Yang
812 Sarita Young