The stories in this theme focus on women’s struggles and triumphs, past and present. Some individuals share personal experiences while others comment on social issues or talk about the women who were important in their lives. From the home to the workplace, these oral histories provide opportunities to reflect on continuity and change in women’s experiences.

Resources:

Facilitator Notes

How-To Guide

Materials

  • Facilitator Notes
  • How-To Guide
  • Audio Files
  • Photos
  • Transcripts
  • Large Print Transcripts

Audio Files:

Working on the Farm (Barbara Weaver)

Women in Science (Dorothy Smith)

Working Mother (Shirley Schue)

Double Standards (Earle Peterson)

Three Generations in College (Barbara Mulhern)

Unrecognized Women (Wendell Tripp)

Travel Problems (Jean Shea)

Fighting Racism (Charles Hudson)

Life Lessons (Charlotte Collett)