Guide to the Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project
MC.0356

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA)
Title
Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project
ID
MC.0356
Date [inclusive]
1989-2015
Extent
1.0 cubic feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 small media box, 95.6 MB (767 Files in 28 folders)
Language
English
Abstract
The Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae) Oral History Project began in 1990 with the purpose of documenting life histories of women who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The collection comprises interviews of women who graduated in 1922 and later. Interviews have been conducted by students working in MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Citation

Association of MIT Alumnae. Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project, MC 356, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

This collection comprises oral history interviews that were conducted as part of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae) Oral History Project, which has been directed by MIT Associate Professor Margery Resnick (Foreign Languages and Literatures) since 1990. The goal of the project is to document the life histories of MIT alumnae through interviews conducted by students working in MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The project also provides an opportunity for students to learn about women of another generation by collecting background information about the alumnae subjects and conducting interviews. The project is endowed by funds provided by MIT alumnae and is ongoing.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of oral histories conducted with women graduates of the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT). The earliest graduation date of those interviewed is 1922. The majority of interviewees earned undergraduate degrees from MIT, and several were later associated with MIT in administrative roles.

The oral histories are a resource for researchers of the history of women in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and architecture; the role of women in higher education; and the evolution of the involvement of women at MIT.

There are audio casettes of a few of the interviews, but access to them is restricted by the gift agreements.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Revision Description

  2010, 2016

Access note

The collection is open for research. Cassette recordings are restricted.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives.

Location of Copies

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Related Materials

Related Materials in the MIT Archives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Records of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 1882-1984 (AC 22)

Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers, 1928-1994 (MC 311)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA)

Genre(s)

  • Oral histories

Subject(s)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--History
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Women.
  • Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Societies, etc.
  • Women college students
  • Women--Education (Higher)

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Collection Inventory

 Series  Interview Transcripts 

Box

Theresa Uhrich Adams (interviewed by Margo Harbaugh) 1996 January 6 

1

Pauline Austin (interviewed by Lori Fujitake) 1996 October 7 

1

Virginia Barber (interviewed by Heather Back) 1994 September 23 

1

Virginia Barker (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 July 17 

1

Libby Blank (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 June 28 

1

Maria Karpati Burka (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 July 26 

1

Audrey Buyrn (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 

1

Naomi Carmon (interviewed by Tobi Rudoltz) 2015 July 21 

1

Renata Cathou (interviewed by Catherine Bae) 1995 November 18 and 1996 February 1 

1

Patricia Christie (interviewed by Soyini Liburd) 1999 December 27 

1

Shawna Davis (interviewed by Khadijah Brown) 2010 

1

Bertha Sanford Wiener Dodge (interviewed by Anuja H. Patel) 1992 June 6 

1

Elisabeth Drake (interviewed by Anne Marie Atencio) 1989 April 23 

1

Harriet Fell (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2013 

1

Carol Geisler (interviewed by Tiffany K. Cheng) 2009 August 9 

1

Ida Gordon (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2011 

1

Paula Hammond (interviewed by Shawna Davis) 2010 December 17 

1

Caroline Herzenberg (interviewed by Tina Garrett) 1992 May 9 

1

Frances Margaret Hickey (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2012 

1

Ellen Hildreth (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 

1

Paula Melsheimer Jacobs (interviewed by Annie Kwon) 2009 

1

Margaret Jones (interviewed by Tiffany K. Cheng) 2009 August 17 

1

Audrey Kadis (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2012 December 1 

1

Karla Karash (interviewed by Natasha Balwit) 2013 June 7 

1

Alice H. Kimball (interviewed by Eleni Digenis) 1993 February 16 

1

Margaret Mace Kingman (interviewed by Anuja H. Patel) 1992 August 24 

1

Geraldine Kunstadter (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2011 

1

Barbara Lawrence (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2013 July 

2

Betty Ann Lehmann (interviewed by Eleni Digenis) 1993 January 21 

2

Maria Lian (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2006 August 17 

2

Miriam Mazor (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2012 December 1 

2

Cathleen S. Morawetz (interviewed by Tiffany K. Cheng) 2009 July 8 

2

Martha E. Munzer (interviewed by Eleni Digenis) 1992 June 6 

2

Marjorie Pierce (interviewed by Stephanie Ragucci and Carissa Climaco) 1989 Spring and 1991 March 12 

2

Judith Perrolle (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2012 

2

Kristala Prather (interviewed by Shawna Davis) 2011 

2

Bertha M. Ryan (interviewed by Jennifer B. Krishnan) 2001 June 26 

2

Elizabeth Sajdel-Sulkowska (interviewed by Tatiani Mamaliga) 2013 

2

Antonia Schuman (interviewed by Natasha Balwit) 2013 June 8 

2

Cecily Selby (interviewed by Jean Choi) 

2

Carol King Seligson (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2008 December 18 

3

Cynthia Skier (interviewed by Tatiana Mamaliga) 2012 

3

Domina Spencer (interviewed by Heather McDonald and Patricia Widener) 2009 May 1 

3

Lena Sun (interviewed by Tiffany K. Cheng) 2009 July 1 

3

Alina Szczesniak (interviewed by Christine Rosakranse) 2002 March 18 

3

Laurette Tuckerman (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2013 May 7 

3

Mary Frances Wagley (interviewed by Katherine Cherry Liu) 1999 June 3 

3

Suzanne Weinberg (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2013 May 21 

3

Emily Wick (interviewed by Dawn Herzbrun) 1992 February 15 

3

Leona Norman Zarksy (interviewed by Rellen Hardke) 1991 July 9 and 1991 September 3 

3

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