Work and family : low income and minority women talk about their lives

Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942-

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 3.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes)
  • Finding Aids
    • Register. Master index in Box 1


  • Transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Fran Leeper Buss with low-income and minority women of all ages and from various geographic areas. The interviews focus on the experiences of being poor and female. Especially strong on issues of employment and family life, they include information on sexual harassment, welfare programs, domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, and issues of race and class. The production and indexing of the transcripts was a collaborative project of the Southwest Institute for Research and Women at the University of Arizona and the Schlesinger Library on the History of American Women at Radcliffe College, with funding from the Ford Foundation. The interviews are indexed by ethnic/racial group, geographic area, and subject.


  • Original tape recordings, transcripts, field notes, photographs, and other supplemental materials are held by the Schlesinger Library on the History of American Women, Radcliffe College,
  • Presented by the Southwest Institute for Research on Women via Pat Seavey, 1992.
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