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American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

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WZ0299 Coal country women / produced by Mary Kasamatsu

This is a three-part series on women in Appalachia in the 1970s: mining disasters, their lives...

American Women -- Work and unions WPFW, 1982; KPFA, June 5, 19, 26, 1982
WZ0295.01 Visions: sculptor Altina interviewed by Pam Peabody

WPFW's Visions, a series on visual arts, features an interview with Altina (Schinasi),...

American Women -- Art and artists WPFW, November 4, 1978
WZ0293 Black women and liberation movements conference (Part 2 only)

Listening Post: Highlights from the "Black Women and Liberation Movements" Conference...

American Women -- Authors and journalists WPFW, November 26, 1979
WZ0290 Kids talk about drugs / produced by Pamela Brooks

A Washington D.C. Public Schools Radio Project with several children (mostly Black) from Savoy...

American Women -- Parenting and children WPFW, January 21, 1972
WZ0288 We regret to inform you: a radio drama by Grace Cavalieri

This radio drama was written by Grace Cavalieri, directed by Dorothy Biondi [sp?], and consists...

American Women -- Theater WPFW, 1978
WZ0268 Reading of the short story, "Changes" by author Denise Oliver

Reading of short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver / Produced by WPFW, Broadcast on KPFA....

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, 3 May 1976
WZ0258 Caribbean poets festival: Gail Nichols

This is a recording of poetry by Gail Nichols from the Caribbean Poets Festival. Poems read...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI?, 197?
WZ0256 Clips of women's voices and issues

Tape labeled "Women's" and contains a list of clips related to the women's...

American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Activists WPFW, ca. 1979-12-20/1983-01-22?
WZ0255.08 Mary Jefferson

This episode of Upstream is on Mary Jefferson (1927 - 2002), a jazz and blues singer popular in...

American Women -- Music and musicians WPFW, November 11, 1981
WZ0255.07 Michelle Parkerson

This episode of Upstream features filmmaker and poet Michelle Parkerson who talks about the...

American Women -- Film and television, American Women -- Poetry WPFW, October 8, 1981
WZ0255.06 Women in Washington, D.C.

This episode of Upstream is on women and dating in Washington, D.C. Topics covered include...

American Women -- Anthropology and societal role WPFW, August 8, 1981
WZ0255.05 National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (Girls) Inc.

This episode of Upstream is on the National Association of Colored Women's (and Girls...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, July 23, 1981
WZ0255.04 Miss Black America 1980

This episode of Upstream features Sharon Wright, Miss Black America 1980. Wright was the...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, July 20, 1981
WZ0255.02 Black women of achievement: Stephanie Colbert Hopkins

Interview with Stephanie Colbert Hopkins, president of Star Step, Inc, a public relations firm....

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, July 7, 1981
WZ0255.01 Interview with Mamie Williams

This July is WPFW's tribute to women month, and Upstream is celebrating with programs about...

American Women -- Religion, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, July 22, 1981
WZ0210 Black music / Ntozake Shange and Thulani Davis ; interviewed by Joan Thornell.

Joan Thornell interviews Ntozake Shange (1948 - ), poet and playwright, and Thulani Davis (1949...

American Women -- Music and musicians WPFW, May 3, 1977.
WZ0194 The artist as entrepreneur / Rosemary E. Reed Miller ; interviewed by Elaine Heffernan.

Rosemary E. Reed Miller, owner and president of an accessory and clothing store, Toast and...

American Women -- Art and artists, American Women -- Work and unions WPFW, May 19, 1981.
WZ0185 A Retrospective on radical feminism / produced by Moira Rankin and Deborah George.

A documentary that looks at the development of ideas that shaped the radical women's...

American Women -- Radical Feminism WPFW, 1980.
WZ0176 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden / Kathleen Quinlan ; interviewed by Barry Parker.

Kathleen Quinlan (b. 1954), star of the film "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,"...

American Women -- Film and television WPFW, Aug. 23, 1977.
WZ0173 Simplemente Jenny / Helena Solberg and Melanie Maholick ; interviewed by Ron Sutton and Pam Peabody.

Latin American film director Helena Solberg-Ladd and editor Melanie Maholick, discuss their...

American Women -- International women, American Women -- Film and television WPFW, May 31, 1977.
WZ0164 Bernadette Devlin speech on Northern Ireland

Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947), a leader of the Catholic Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s,...

American Women -- International women WPFW, ca. 1977
WZ0130 The growth of jazz / Betty Carter ; interviewed by Ed Love.

Jazz singer Betty Carter (1930-1998) discusses her life, her music, and the changes in jazz...

American Women -- Music and musicians WPFW, ca. 1977
WZ0124 To create love with dry eyes: an interview with June Jordan by Deborah Morris.

Poet, essayist, and novelist June Jordan is interviewed by author Deborah Morris. The two...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, Aug. 9, 1977.
WZ0123 Union Maids / Vicky Starr aka Stella Nowicki; produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.

Interview with Vicky Starr (1916-2009), featured as "Stella Nowicki" in the...

American Women -- Work and unions WPFW, 15 April 1977
WZ0122 The Presswomen / produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective

Del Dobbins interviews Ilona O'Sullivan[sp?], Alice Arvin[sp?], Mary Duggan, wives of...

American Women -- Relatives of notable men WPFW, 1977?
WZ0119 It only hurts when you laugh / Robin Tyler; produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.

Feminist comedian Robin Tyler discusses her comedy, including her work as one-half of the comedy...

American Women -- Comedians, American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Feminism WPFW, 6 Jul. 1977.
WZ0117 Blacks and the Washington D.C. ballet / Claire Haywood; interviewed by Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan.

Hosts Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan interview Claire Haywood (d. 1978), artistic director of...

American Women -- Dance, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, May 9, 1977.
WZ0109 A woman artist speaks / Joyce Scott ; interviewed by Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan.

Artist Joyce J. Scott (b. 1948) talks about how she became an artist, and about creating and...

American Women -- Art and artists WPFW, July 27?, 1977.
WZ0101 Washington Area Feminist Theatre.

On this episode of the Survival Clearing House for the Arts, host Naomi Eftis interviews Mary...

American Women -- Theater WPFW, 10? Aug. 1977
WZ0094 Sexual assault / produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.

On sexism, racism and rape; focus on the cases of Inez Garcia and Joan Little. Host Del Dobbins...

American Women -- Violence against women WPFW, July 15, 1977 and February 6, 1978
WZ0090 Heliotrope : a woman's magazine / Mary Bailey ; interviewed by Sandra Porter

Sandra Porter interviews Mary Bailey, co-founder of the feminist publication "Heliotrope....

American Women -- Authors and journalists WPFW, May 27, 1977.
WZ0065 Geology, sexism and racism / produced by Rich Pollack.

The field of geology has long been considered a club with the petro, coal and mining companies....

American Women -- Work and unions WPFW, June 7, 1977.
WZ0052 Interview with Maureen Owen, publisher of Telephone Books and Telephone magazine; interviewed by Doug Lang.

Modest discussion, low key, of the background and publishing career of Maureen Owen. There is...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Jan. 1977.
WZ0050 A blind blues street singer / Flora Molton ; interviewed by Natalie Reuss.

Interview with Flora Molton, blind blues street-singer of the Washington, D.C. area. Flora tells...

American Women -- Music and musicians WPFW, Sept. 1976.
WZ0049 Four local Washington, D.C. poets / interviews by Hazel Robinson

"A poet is -- a diary of the soul." Thus begins one of Hazel Robinson's poems and...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Oct. 19, 1976.
WZ0047 Harlan county USA / Nancy Barker and Hart Perry

Barry Parker from WPFW's Film Exchange interviews Nancy Barker and Hart Perry, respectively...

American Women -- Work and unions, American Women -- Film and television WPFW, 28 Mar. 1977.
WZ0046 Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich / reviewed by Doris Grumbach and Carolyn Kizer.

Review of Adrienne Rich's book "Of Woman Born" by Doris Grumbach and Carolyn...

American Women -- Authors and journalists WPFW, Dec. 4, 1976.
WZ0031 Four women poets / Diana Vance, Nefretete, Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler ; interviewed by Grace Cavalieri

Host Grace Cavalieri interviews four women poets: Diana Vance, Nefretete[sp?], Deirdra Baldwin,...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Sept. 17, 1976.
WZ0027 Back Alley Theatre / Naomi Eftes and Elaine Heffernan interviewed by Ree Austin

Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan, two local Washington, D. C. artists and housewives, discuss...

American Women -- Art and artists, American Women -- Theater WPFW, Mar. 31, 1977.
WZ0020 Three women poets / Gabrielle Edgcomb, Barbara Lefcowitz, and Lee Howard

This episode of The poet and the poem focuses on three women poets: Gabrielle Edgcomb (1926-1996...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Sept. 26, 1976.
WZ0019 Changes / written and read by Denise Oliver.

This program features a reading of the short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver, former...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, Apr. 1976.
WZ0014 Among all this, you stand like a fine brownstone : Gwendolyn Brooks / produced by Taliba Holliday.

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Theater WPFW, 1977; 2 Feb. 1978.
WZ0002.02 Labor fights for the ERA

This episode of "Them and Us" is asking "Should labor unions support ERA (Equal...

American Women -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), American Women -- Work and unions WPFW, January 19, 1978
WZ0002.01 Discrimination at work: federal workers and equal opportunity

On whether the federal government has successfully implemented its own equal opportunity program...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, Mar. 20, 1977 and KPFA, May 1, 1978
TZ0083 KPFT Special Women's Day program (1987)

This tape contains several clips of readings of women's literature or speeches to be used...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Feminism KPFT, March 8, 1987
TZ0080 Jane Fonda and the Indochina Peace Campaign in Houston

Aircheck of an interview with Jane Fonda of the Indochina Peace Campaign, along with Bob...

American Women -- Vietnam conflict KPFT, October 16, 1973
TZ0031 Ozark rap: experiences of women in the mid 1930s to the 1960s / produced by Clara Kern

This is an episode of Clara Kern's special series "Ozark rap." In this program...

American Women -- Women's history KPFT, July 1981 and November 1984? (see folio)
TZ0028 It's your body / by Dr. Niels Lauersen interviewed by Clara Kern

Producer Clara Kern interviews Dr. Niels Lauersen on the responsibility and prerogatives of...

American Women -- Health KPFT, October 1982.
TZ0027 Poems from a woman's experience/ written and read by Clara Kern

A woman's voice - Features poetry written and read by producer/poet Clara Kern. Broadcast...

American Women -- Poetry KPFT, July 1982.
TZ0024 Voices from the westward journey / compiled by Lillian Schlissel ; produced by Clara Kern.

In this radio adaptation of "Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey" compiled by...

American Women -- Women's history KPFT, July 1982.
TZ0021 An Interview with Margie Adam / produced by Clara Kern.

An interview with songwriter Margie Adam by KPFT's Clara Kern. They discuss changing...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Music and musicians KPFT, May 1981.
TZ0009 Citizen's Party Vice-Presidential candidate / LaDonna Harris interviewed by Ray Hill and Richard King

LaDonna Harris was the vice-presidential candidate and running mate of Dr. Barry Commoner on the...

American Women -- Politicians and politics KPFT, October 1980?
TZ0004 The Hite report / panel on women's sexuality with Shere Hite

Shere Hite participates with a panel of women on women's relationships to sex and work....

American Women -- Sex KPFT, Apr. 20, 1977.
TZ0002 The telephone voices / produced by Jim Higgins

This program contains interviews with several Southwestern Bell directory assistance operators,...

American Women -- Work and unions KPFT, possibly May 6, 1976
PZ0492 Second Birth: Anais Nin At College Of Marin, California, 1973

Anais Nin [1903-1977] speech to students at College of Marin, California, 1973. She discusses...

American Women -- Authors and journalists Pacifica National Programming, 1973
PZ0134.02 Abortion: a matter of life and death (Episode 2 of 13)

This is the second of thirteen episodes in this series. This program traces the legislative...

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Folio description: Birth and death: the seemingly clear points that mark the beginning and end...

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...

1987-09-09
PZ0073 The end of E.R.A. news conference / Eleanor Smeal.

Eleanor Smeal gives a speech on the non-ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, sex...

American Women -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Pacifica National Programming, ca. June 24, 1982
PZ0047.10 Life and death : the issue of abortion (Episode 10 of 15)

The tenth in the series Bill of Rights Radio Education Project, co-sponsored by the Pacifica...

American Women -- Reproductive rights KPFA, 10 February 1983.
PZ0041 May 3, 1981 march on the Pentagon / Bella Abzug

May 3, 1981 March on the Pentagon organized by the People's Antiwar Coalition/May 3...

American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism KPFK?, May 3, 1981
PZ0035 Margaret Thatcher / by Helen Boaden.

The second of two parts of BBC's Helen Boaden's report on the effects of British Prime...

American Women -- Politicians and politics Pacifica National Programming, 1981?
PZ0031 A Packet beating like a heart / by Eloise Klein Healy ; recorded by Catherine Stifter.

Eloise Klein Healy reads from her newly published book of poetry "A Packet Beating Like A...

American Women -- Poetry Pacifica National Programming, ca. December 1980
KZ4547 Interview with attorney Susan McGreivy on the Norton Sound lesbian purges from the Navy

Susan McGreivy, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses the present state of...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Law KPFA, 1980?
KZ4531 Margie Adam live at KPFK

Margie Adam performs live at KPFK studio A during her tour for National Coalition of Women'...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, Sept. 24, 1980.
KZ4500 Lesbian sisters: October 5, 1976

This is Helene Rosenbluth's first episode of the series "Lesbian Sisters" on KPFK...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, October 5, 1976
KZ4464.02 Richland woman: April 10, 1974-Passover edition

Richland Woman, a music program special Passover edition, is presented by Roberta Friedman....

KPFK, 10 Apr. 1974
KZ4464.01 Richland Woman: March 27, 1974

Richland Woman, a music program with traditional music from around the world, is presented by...

ca. March 27, 1974 and March 23, 1994
KZ4398 Where do we go from here?

This recording is introduced as an episode of "Where do we go from here?" hosted by Helene...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- International women KPFK, ca. June 27, 1978?
KZ4183 Sojourn Shelter for Battered Women

This program was produced to be broadcast during Domestic Violence Awareness Week. This...

American Women -- Violence against women KPFK, October 3, 1981
KZ4167 Kathryn Kish Sklar speaks on married women workers

Kathryn Kish Sklar speaks on the radical impact married women workers, and their ability to...

American Women -- Work and unions KPFK, September 1, 1981
KZ4085 Andrea Dworkin interviewed by Josy Catoggio

Feminist writer Andrea Dworkin talks about her latest novel, Mercy, with Josy Catoggio of KPFK...

American Women -- Radical Feminism, American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFK, 1990?
KZ4064 Take Back the Night march featuring a speech by Andrea Dworkin

Actuality of the Women Take Back the Night march held in Los Angeles on April 19, 1980. Contains...

American Women -- Radical Feminism, American Women -- Violence against women KPFK, 19 Apr. 1980.
KZ4061 Meg Christian performs at the 1981 West Coast Women's Music Festival

Meg Christian performs at the 1981 West Coast Women's Music Festival just after the release...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Lesbians 1981?
KZ4036 Carolyn Forché reads her poetry

Poet Carolyn Forché reads her poetry live in front of an audience. Forché, who taught at San...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, Sep. 1983.
KZ3946 Lesbian nation / Jill Johnston

KPFK's Barbara Cady and Los Angeles Free Press reporter Helen Koblin interview Jill Johnston,...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFK, 22 July 1975.
KZ3772 Governor Reagan's Ladies Day address to the Commonwealth Club

Governor Ronald Reagan's Ladies' Day address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco...

American Women -- Men's commentary and experiences, American Women -- Politicians and politics KPFA, 1969?
KZ2784 Charlotte Bunch and panel Q&A at the Gay Academic Union conference (1979)

This recording contains a speech given by Charlotte Bunch from the Gay Academic Union conference...

American Women -- Lesbians KPFK, ca. November 1979
KZ2783 Space and social change: Dolores Hayden interviewed by Sheila de Bretteville and Clare Spark Loeb

Dolores Hayden, architect and founder of Women in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and...

American Women -- Art and artists KPFK, 18 Jul. 1973
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 -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies, American Women -- International women KPFK, 14 July 19??.
KZ2743 Kate Millett goes on all day about Simone de Beauvoir

Kate Millett speaks about Simone de Beauvoir as a biographer (38 min.). After some blank spots...

American Women -- Authors and journalists ca. April 1985?
KZ2719 International Woman's Day Coalition of Labor Union Women

The International Women's Day program for 1981 features four members of the Coalition of...

American Women -- Work and unions KPFK, March 8, 1981
KZ2652 Rona Fields interviewed by Clare Spark about the psychology of Northern Ireland

Clare Spark interviews Dr. Rona M. Fields, author of "Society under siege, a psychology of...

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- International women KPFK, September 3, 1976
KZ2639 Domestic violence and the homeless women: Carol Mackay and Mollie Lowery

Two speeches at a Domestic Violence Services Conference: Carol Mackay's talk on "rural...

American Women -- Violence against women ca. 198? (no broadcast information available)
KZ2598 Documentary on the Lowell Mill Girls and early textile mill workers

Documentary on women labor reform pioneers in the United States with a focus on the Lowell Mills...

American Women -- Work and unions KPFK, ca. October 1976
KZ2569 Maryknoll Sisters on Leon, Nicaragua, 1981

Talk by Maryknoll Sisters recorded during a June 1981 visit to Nicaragua by a study group of...

American Women -- International women KPFK ca. June 1981? (no broadcast info on tape)
KZ2487 Angela Davis at Occidental College

Angela Davis, faculty member at San Francisco College, and sponsored by the Alliance Against...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination 1984? (date unknown)
KZ2466 Rosa Parks: Alabama bus boycotts start

Box label: Voice of Rosa Parks heard by phone telling her story of refusal to give up her seat...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination unknown
KZ2393 I remember Mama

Collage of interviews with women talking about mothering. Recorded and broadcast: May 9, 1982....

American Women -- Parenting and children KPFK, May 9, 1982
KZ2333 Charlotte Bunch: I'm a woman

Charlotte Bunch speaks about the feminist movement and receives comments from reporters and...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Authors and journalists ca. 1978
KZ1929 Ragtime women / Max Morath interviewed by Mario Casseta

Max Morath discusses his discovery of over 100 ragtime piano compositions by middle class white...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, ca. Jan 1978? (no broadcast info on box)
KZ1426 Arttalks: Alice Aycock interviewed by Jane Hall and Don Joyce (Episode 4)

Sculptor Alice Aycock (b. 1946) discusses her life and work with Jane Hall and Don Joyce....

American Women -- Art and artists KPFK, 1980
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...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies KPFK, 29 Nov. 1979
KZ1340 Women in science / Dr. Mary B. Kennedy, Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne and Maureen Ockert

On this episode of The Wizard show, hosts Robert Nelson and Shel Plotkin talk with Professor...

American Women -- Science and scientists KPFK, 11 Feb. 1982
KZ1290 Yoko Ono interview / by Barbara Cady.

Musician and artist Yoko Ono discusses the feminist movement and its relationship to the mass...

American Women -- Art and artists, American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, Mar. 20, 1981.
KZ1288 New York, capitol of the 20th century / Elizabeth Hardwick

Novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick presents "New York, Capitol of the 20th Century...

American Women -- Women's history KPFK in two parts, Jan. 6 and 13, 1982
KZ1287 Women's concert (II): works by women composers at the Bing Theater

Women classical musicians performing music by women composers. Recorded at the Bing Theater, Los...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, May 25, 1977
KZ1283 Number our days / Dr. Barbara Meyerhoff interviewed by Barbara Cady

Dr. Barbara Meyerhoff, author of "Number our days" discusses her book about the elder...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Aging KPFK, May 1, 1979
KZ1282 Cinderella complex / Colette Dowling interviewed by Barbara Cady

Author Colette Dowling discusses her book "Cinderella complex" (Summit Books) with...

American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFK, June 29, 1981
KZ1281.05 The poet's voice (Episode 5)

This is the fifth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, July 9, 1982
KZ1281.04 The poet's voice (Episode 4)

This is the fourth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, July 2, 1982
KZ1281.03 The poet's voice (Episode 3)

This is the third episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, June 26, 1982
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