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]
1989-2011
Extent
1.0 cubic feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 small media box)
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 Massachsuetts Insitute 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.

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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

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.

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

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Interview Audiocassettes 

Access note

Cassette recordings are restricted.

Box

Austin, Pauline (interviewed by Lori Fujitake), 1 tape 

1

Barber, Virginia (interviewed by Heather Back), 2 tapes 

1

Christie, Patricia (interviewed by Soyini Liburd), 1 tape 

1

Dodge, Bertha Sanford Wiener (interviewed by Anuja H. Patel), 2 tapes 

1

Drake, Elisabeth (interviewed by Anne Marie Atencio), 2 tapes 

1

Kingman, Margaret Mace (interviewed by Anuja H. Patel), 2 tapes 

1

Munzer, Martha E. (interviewed by Eleni Digenis), 1 tape 

1

Wick, Emily (interviewed by Dawn Herzbrun), 2 tapes 

1

Zarksy, Leona Norman (interviewed by Rellen Hardke), 3 tapes 

1

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 Series 2. Interview Transcripts 

Box

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

1

Austin, Pauline (interviewed by Lori Fujitake) 1996 October 7 

1

Barber, Virginia (interviewed by Heather Back) 1994 September 23 

1

Barker, Virginia (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 

1

Blank, Libby (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 

1

Burka, Maria Karpati (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 

1

Buyrn, Audrey (interviewed by Catherine Poon) 2011 

1

Cathou, Renata (interviewed by Catherine Bae) 1996 February 1 

1

Christie, Patricia (interviewed by Soyini Liburd) 1999 December 27 

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

Herzenberg, Caroline (interviewed by Tina Garrett) 1992 May 9 

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

Lian, Maria (interviewed by Jean Choi) 2006 August 17 

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

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

2

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

2

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

2

Szczesniak, Alina (interviewed by Christine Rosakranse) 2002 March 18 

2

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

2

Wick, Emily (interviewed by Dawn Herzbrun) 1992 February 15 

2

Young, Margaret Hughes (articles on) 

2

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

2

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