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Women in Social Services Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-590-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains 17 oral history interviews on 21 audio cassette tapes. In addition, there are 19 detailed tape logs, one for each of the recorded interviews and 2 additional transcripts for interviews that do not have audio tapes.

The interviews in this collection were undertaken as research for Sandra Schackel's dissertation. Schackel interviewed New Mexico women involved in public health, New Deal welfare programs, and politics during the 1930s and 1940s. The interviews took place during the years 1986-87. Major subjects discussed by Schackel and her informants include public health, welfare, the depression, and federal programs such as the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. In addition, the women discuss their roles in organizations such as the Red Cross and local social service groups. Of particular note are interviews describing African-American women's organizations in the Albuquerque area.

Original tape recordings are housed in B2. Patron use copies are housed in the collection.

An addition of one unprocessed box was added to the collection in February 2021. The addition includes cassette tapes of interviews with women in social services throughout the American West, diskettes with transcripts, postcards and photographs, and index cards with notes and photos. The addition is shelved on B3-3A.

Dates

  • 1986-1987

Language of Materials

English

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biographical Information

Sandra Schackel earned her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1988. Schackel, a professor of history at Boise State University, has published several journal articles. In addition, her dissertation was published under the title, Social Housekeepers: Women Shaping Public Policy in New Mexico, 1920-1940. Schackel's expertise and research is primarily in social history, 20th Century American West, and Women's History.

Extent

1 Box

Related Material

Santa Fe Maternal & Child Health Center Records Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Margaret Bonomo Memoirs Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Archival cds are stored in B3.

Relevant secondary sources

  • Schackel, Sandra. Social Housekeepers: Women Shaping Public Policy in New Mexico, 1920-1940.

General

Contact Information

  1. Center for Southwest Research
  2. Zimmerman Library
  3. University of New Mexico
  4. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1466
  5. Phone: 505-277-6451
  6. Fax: 505-277-0530
  7. Email: cswrref@unm.edu
  8. URL: http://eLibrary.unm.edu/cswr

General

Processing Information

Audio cassettes reformatted to CD in 2011. There is no tape/cd number 14. An addition of one unprocessed box was added to the collection in February 2021. The addition includes cassette tapes of interviews with women in social services throughout the American West, diskettes with transcripts, postcards and photographs, and index cards with notes and photos. The addition is shelved on B3-3A.
Title
Finding Aid of the Women in Social Services Oral History Collection, 1986-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Michael Ann Sullivan
Date
©2000, ©2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451