American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies

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AZ0144 Sister of the road : the autobiography of Boxcar Bertha / by Bertha Thompson; produced by the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective

This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from...

Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and literature., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Reitman, Ben L. (Ben Lewis), 1879-1942, Prostitution. KPFA, September 28, 1973
AZ0338 Blood ties / by Anica Mander ; produced by Michael Butler

Anica Vesel Mander (b. 1935 - d. 2002), feminist author and professor (2014 note: founded Women...

Mander, Anica., Women authors, Autobiography., Blood Ties, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, KPFA Drama & Literature department KPFA, August 12, 1979
AZ0356 Kirghizian woman interviewed by William Mandel

First audio heard is William Mandel introducing the phone-in portion of the show (about 9...

Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz -- Social life and customs -- 20th century, Women, Kyrgyz, Women -- Soviet Union., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, February 2, 1978
AZ0443 Woman's magazine editor interviewed by William Mandel

1. Mandel bawls out audience for its behavior the previous week* (Duration 17 minutes)

2...

Periodicals, Publishing of -- Soviet Union., Women journalists -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, May 26, 1980
AZ0445 Interview with Ukranian woman manager / William Mandel

23rd Annual International Women's Day Broadcast in this series. Translated interview (English on...

Mandel, William M., Labor unions -- Clothing workers -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., Working classes -- Soviet Union., Women executives, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, March 10, 1980
AZ0462 Woman scientist interviewed by William Mandel

This episode of Mandel's focus on the Soviet Union begins with a lengthier introduction than...

Scientists -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., Seniors -- Soviet Union., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Radio call-in shows KPFA, June 9, 1980
AZ0471.05 Out of the kitchen and into the sweat shop : the story of working women in America / produced by Joanna Brouk and Toni Maher. (Episode 5 of 7)

A survey of the lives and works of Emma Goldman, Rose Schneiderman, Mother Jones, Jane Addams,...

Working women in America., Brouk, Joanna, 1949, Women -- Employment -- United States., Working classes -- United States -- Political activity., Great women, Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, Jones, Mother, 1837-1930, Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972, Addams, Jane, 1860-1935, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, July 16, 1979.
AZ0471.06 Harriet Tubman / produced by Darcell King. (Episode 6 of 7)

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and escaped to the North. Not satisfied with her own...

Women, Black -- United States., Slavery, Underground railroad., Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, Aug. 6, 1979; Aug. 2, 1980
AZ0580 Melody Ermachild, private eye / interviewed by Philip Maldari

Melody Ermachild, a forty-year old mother, describes how she got started doing private...

Chavis, Melody Ermachild, Women -- Employment re-entry., Women detectives., Pratt, Elmer Geronimo, Radio call-in shows, Jurors -- United States, Discrimination in justice administration -- United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978, Hell's Angels KPFA, May 1981
AZ0623 Characters: a one woman sharing by Kathy Kendall ; produced by Karla Tonella

This is a set of monologues performed by Southern writer/actor Kathy Kendall called "...

Kendall, Kathy., Women -- Personal narratives., Women authors, Kendall, Kathryn, Kendall, Characters, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Kendall, K. Limakatso KPFA, January 30, 1982
AZ0673 The tracks of my tears: women on heroin / produced by Ginny Z. Berson

According to some sources, heroin use by women has tripled in the last decade. Why? Is "the...

Murphy, Sheila., Narcotic addicts -- Personal narratives., Drugs and women., Heroin., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rosenbaum, Marsha, 1948- KPFA, Aug. 28, 1982.
AZ0702 Where I've been: writings by Valerie Miner and Sandy Boucher / produced by Julia Randall

Feminist authors Valerie Miner and Sandy Boucher read from their works on treks through time and...

Boucher, Sandy., Miner, Valerie, Women authors, Radio programs -- Fiction., Feminist literature., Women's writings., Miner, Valerie, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, September 18, 1982
AZ0974 From the cancer journals / Audre Lorde.

Live readings by poet, activist and essayist Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) from her non-fiction work...

Women authors -- Personal narratives., Lorde, Audre, Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 1978?.
AZ0978 Malvina Reynolds: I'd rather say it myself singing / narrated by Nancy Schimmel; produced by Susan Kernes

A tribute to singer-songwriter Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978). The program is comprised of a...

Reynolds, Malvina., Schimmel, Nancy., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Experimental music., Socialism and youth -- Personal narratives., Women musicians -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, June 19, 1982
AZ1109 Gertrude Stein: a feminist look at the woman and the author / produced by Linda Schiffman

A historical and critical documentary about writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). Different voices...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Toklas, Alice B., Literature, Experimental., Authors -- Biography. KPFA, May 19, 1975
BB1530 Daughters and rebels / Jessica Mitford ; interviewed by Sidney Roger.

KPFA's Sidney Roger interviews political activist Jessica Mitford (1917 - 1996) about her...

Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Autobiography--Women authors KPFA, 30 June 1960.
BB1800 Barbara: an in-depth study of an American prostitute / produced by Martin Varno

Folio description: "Documentary on a highly educated, intelligent woman who has chosen...

Prostitutes -- Biography., Freeman, Albert Vincent, McDaniels, Robert, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, circa December 30, 1968; KPFK, July 19, 1969
BC0389 On Sylvia Plath

Actresses Sondra Lowell, Jay MacIntosh, Juliana McCarthy, Constance Pfeiffer, Judith Roberts,...

Poetry., Women authors, Hardwick, Elizabeth., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Plath, Sylvia KPFK, 1 Oct. 1971.
BC0647 The Affair of Gabrielle Russier / read by Miriam Bjerre and Barbara Morris Freed.

The story and letters of the French school teacher, Gabrielle Russier, who committed suicide...

Bjerre, Miriam., Freed, Barbara Morris., Gallant, Mavis., Teachers -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc., Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984, Russier, Gabrielle, 1937-1969, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFA, 22 Feb. 1972; 24 Feb. 1972.
BC0721 Letters of a woman homesteader (Series title)

Readings of letters written by a woman homesteader, Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876-1933) in...

Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933, Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming, Women's writings., Women pioneers, Women, Wyoming, Feminism, Women's movement, Women's diaries and letters series (KPFA), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, March 1972, 1982; KPFA, 1974
BC0721.01 Elinore Pruitt Stewart letters: letters from a woman homesteader (Part 1 of 3) / read by Luce Morgan

Reading of letters written by a woman homesteader, Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876-1933) in Wyoming...

Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933, Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming, Women pioneers, Women's writings., Wyoming, Women, Feminism, Women's movement, Women's diaries and letters series (KPFA), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI March 14, 1972, 1982; KPFA, 1974
BC0721.02 Elinore Pruitt Stewart letters: letters from a woman homesteader (Part 2 of 3) / read by Luce Morgan

Reading of letters written by a woman homesteader, Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876-1933) in Wyoming...

Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming, Women's writings., Women pioneers, Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933, Women, Wyoming, Feminism, Women's movement, Women's diaries and letters series (KPFA), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, March 21, 1972, 1982; KPFA, 1974
BC0721.03 Elinore Pruitt Stewart letters: letters from a woman homesteader (Part 3 of 3) / read by Luce Morgan

Reading of letters written by a woman homesteader, Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876-1933) in Wyoming...

Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933, Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming, Women's writings., Women pioneers, Women, Wyoming, Feminism, Women's movement, Women's diaries and letters series (KPFA), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, March 28, 1972, 1982; KPFA, 1974
BC0911 Autobiography of Mountain Wolf Woman.

Readings from the autobiography of Mountain Wolf Woman, a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) woman who tells...

Indians of North America -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Mountain Wolf Woman, 1884-1960, Lamb, Trudie Ray WBAI, 13 July 1972.
BC1539 Other people's houses

The half-hour serial reading program “Continued tomorrow” featured “Other people’s houses” by...

Segal, Lore Groszmann, Autobiography--Women authors, United States -- History -- 1933-1945, Vienna (Austria)--History--20th century, Continued tomorrow, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, December 14-15, 1972.
BC2110 Virginia Woolf: voices that fly ahead / produced by Maureen McIlroy

Part one of a documentary on Virginia Woolf, her work, and her life, based on the letters,...

Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Women writers, Biography, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, May 15, 1974
BC2196.24 Midnight Baby: Dory Previn / interviewed by Viv Sutherland

INTRO: Dorothy "Dory" Previn (1925-2012) was born at midnight. Babies born at that...

Previn, Dory, Women composers -- Biography., Mental illness -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, November 21, 1976
BC2207 Anne Sexton / produced by Ruth Hirschman.

A tribute to the life and work of the poet Anne Sexton (1928 - 1974). Ruth Hirschman reads poet...

Biography, Poetry -- Women authors., Anne Sexton / produced by Ruth Hirschman., Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 15 Feb. 1975.
BC2679 Women and breast cancer / Rose Kushner ; interviewed by Kathy McAnally.

Kathy McAnally talks with Rose Kushner, author of Breast Cancer, A Personal History and an...

McAnally, Kathy., Cancer, Women -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Kushner, Rose, Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography. KPFA, 21 Nov. 1975.
BC2928 Portrait of an unknown lady: the life and work of Elinor Wylie / with readings by Marian Seldes.

Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes reads the words of the poetess Elinor Wylie. In this...

Seldes, Marian., Poetry -- Women authors., Authors, American -- Biography., Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 23 Aug. 1976.
IZ0051 Frieda Aaron, survivor / interviewed by Barbara Londin.

Frieda Aaron, a survivor of three concentration camps and the Warsaw ghetto, tells the story of...

Londin, Barbara., Aaron, Frieda., World War II -- Jews., Jews in Poland., Concentration camps -- Germany., Frieda Aaron, survivor / interviewed by Barbara Londin., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, 16 June 1977.
IZ1139.01 Interview with Jean Stein, author of Edie: An American biography

David Rothenberg talks to Jean Stein (b. 1934), author of "Edie: An American Biography...

Sedgwick, Edie, Stein, Jean, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, September 30, 1982
IZ1349.04 Women and the world in the 1980s: March 26, 1982

Blanche Cook interviews Cathy Porter about her book "Alexandra Kollontai: a biography,...

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Porter, Cathy, Kollontaĭ, A. (Aleksandra), 1872-1952, Women -- Soviet Union -- History., Women -- Soviet Union -- Political activity. WBAI, March 26, 1982
IZ1449 Rose at ninety

On her 90th birthday, a prosperous woman named Rose looks back and speaks of her life and family...

Two Lives, Oral history., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 WBAI, December 24, 1978
KZ0562 The Photographer as discoverer : Dorothea Lange / Milton Meltzer interviewed by Susan Anderson.

Susan Anderson interviews Milton Meltzer, writer and historian, about his book, "A...

Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009, Biography, Photography -- Biography., Women photographers., Lange, Dorothea, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 13 Sept. 1978; 19 Sept. 1978.
KZ1373 Battles, feats and solitude: the writings of Colette / produced by Maureen McIlroy

Dramatic documentary on the life and views of Colette and her feminist writings. An original...

Women authors -- Biography., Feminism and literature., Colette, 1873-1954, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 KPFK, 29 Nov. 1979
KZ2779 Edith Piaf : a tribute / produced and narrated by Ruth Hirschman

Ruth Hirschman produced and narrated this biography of French singer Edith Piaf (1915 - 1963)....

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Piaf, Edith, 1915-1963, Hirschman, Ruth., Women singers--France--Biography. KPFK, 14 July 19??.