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American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

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AZ1132.21 Singer Bessie Smith (Episode 21)

A program about blues singer Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937), with many examples of her music and...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 13, 1976
AZ1132.22 Composer Megan Roberts (Episode 22)

Interview with Bay Area-based composer and video artist Megan Roberts. Produced and presented by...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 20, 1976
AZ1132.23 Focus on Women Composers: Percussion music (Episode 23)

Program highlighting the work of women percussionists. Produced and presented by Virginia...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 27, 1976
AZ1132.27 Focus on Women Composers: Some Women in Rock (Episode 27)

A program highlighting women composers in the field of rock music. Produced and presented by...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, January 8, 1977
AZ1132.31 Focus on Women Composers: Women in College Music (Episode 31)

Program exploring the American college music environment in which many composers find themselves...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, February 5, 1977
AZ1132.32 Composer Frankie Mann (Episode 32)

A program exploring the work of Bay Area-based electronic composer Frankie Mann. Produced and...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, February 12, 1977
AZ1132.39 Composer Marta Ptaszyńska (Episode 39)

A program focusing on the work of Polish-born contemporary composer and percussionist Marta...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, January 14, 1978
AZ1132.43 Focus on Women Composers: A selection of tapes collected recently (Episode 43)

A program featuring tapes of women composers recently collected by Susan Sailow. Produced and...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, June 4, 1977
AZ1132.44 Composer Martha Dee (Episode 44)

A program highlighting the work of composer Martha Dee, featuring recordings from a live concert...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, June 11, 1977
AZ1132.50 Composer and pianist Michele Rosewoman (Episode 50)

A program featuring Bay Area-based composer and pianist Michele Rosewoman. Produced and...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, July 23, 1977
AZ1132.55 Focus on Women Composers: Contemporary Collage (Episode 55)

A program focusing on contemporary collage works by women composers. Produced and master by...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, September 10, 1977
AZ1132.59 Focus on Women Composers: Contemporary Women Composers (Episode 59)

The last in a series of four programs surveying compositions by women from the Renaissance to...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 26, 1977
AZ1134 How Virginia Bought it in California: by Nancy Stockwell

Nancy Stockwell (1940 - 1999), Bay Area lesbian-feminist author, reads from her semi-...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Lesbians KPFA, October 21, 1975
AZ1144 Poetry from Violence (Edited) / Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco

Poetry from Violence (edited version), a poetry reading in conjunction with the San Francisco...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Violence against women KPFA, ca. November 19, 1976
AZ1145 Kate Millett reading from The Basement and Andrea Dworkin at the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference (1978)

Contents: 1. Kate Millett reads from a new book (to be published in about a year) entitled The...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Violence against women KPFA, November, 1978?
AZ1146 Susan Griffin and Nellie Wong at the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography conference

Susan Griffin, poet, playwright and author, and Nellie Wong, poet and activist, read on the...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, ca. Nov. 17, 1978.
AZ1148 Night of the Virgin Shark: Didi Favreau / produced by Charles Amirkhanian

Charles Amirkhanian plays experimental works by members of his class at U.C. Extension, San...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 4, 1971
AZ1156 Dark Circle: interview with the producers / Julia Randall

Judy Irving and Ruth Landry, co-director/writer and producer, respectively, of the anti-nuclear...

American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism, American Women -- Film and television KPFA, December 9, 1982
AZ1214 Your place is no longer with us / Ellen Sebastian

Writer and director Ellen Sebastian (Chang) discusses her debut play, Your Place is No Longer...

American Women -- Theater KPFA, ca. 1982.
AZ1220 Anais Nin at the University of California at Berkeley

Writer and diarist Anais Nin answers questions from audience members at UC Berkeley, touching on...

American Women -- Authors and journalists 1971?
AZ1221 Germaine Greer with Muriel Murch

Australian author Germaine Greer (born in Australia, 1939) is interviewed by KPFA's Muriel...

American Women -- Feminism KPFA, 1992?
AZ1269 Dr. Helen Caldicott briefs San Francisco health officials on nuclear dangers.

Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, briefs San Francisco...

American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism KPFA, 1981?
AZ1333 Diane di Prima reads

Radio Free People presents poet Diane di Prima reads chapter of an upcoming prose book ...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, July 3, 1971.
AZ1334 Festival of Underground Poetry: Diane di Prima

Beat poet Diane di Prima reads excerpts from her book "The Calculus of Variation" at the...

American Women -- Poetry ca. Oct. 10, 1971
AZ1340 Ntozake Shange: Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo

Author Ntozake Shange reads from her novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo (St....

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, February 2, 1983.
AZ1341 Judy Grahn and Grace Paley at the Women's Building

Poet and activist Judy Grahn and author Grace Paley speak at the Benefit for War Resisters...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism KPFA, June 28, 1980.
AZ1343 Benefit for women library workers / Malvina Reynolds and Margie Adam

Malvina Reynolds and Margie Adam perform at a benefit for Women Library Workers. Recorded at...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, Aug. 1, 1977.
AZ1365 Lesbian moms / produced by Kim Brown and Janet Cuddihy

Kim Brown talks with three lesbian mothers, Betty, Cheryl, and Joann, and Gardener, her five-...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Parenting and children KPFA, March 20, 1982
AZ1366 Lesbian images in literature

Valerie Taylor talks about the history of lesbian literature in front of an audience at the West...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, December 26, 1981
AZ1421 Marianne Moore reads "Spenser's Ireland"

Poet Marianne Moore reads her poem "Spenser's Ireland."

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, unknown.
AZ1655 Interview with Meg Christian by Nancy Guinn

Nancy Guinn interviews musician Meg Christian in mid-July 1981, just after recording her new...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, August 15, 1981
AZ1656 Berkeley Women's Music Collective, BeBe K'Roche, and Rose Bubbling

Unlearning to Not Speak, Sisterhood Sounds Good. Bay Area women musicians live in our studio...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 19, 1974
AZ1657 Gwen Avery performing at KPFA

Gospel and blues singer Gwen Avery (1943 - 2014) performs in KPFA's Studio B on January 30...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, January 30, 1977
AZ1658 Helen Hooke's Band plays live on Mother's Day

Helen Hooke's Band plays live on Mother's Day, year and venue unknown. You Dream My...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, date unknown
AZ1659 Interview with Margaret Shedd

Interview with local author and prison activist Margaret Shedd (interviewer not identified in...

American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, January 28, 1974
AZ1660 Those Who Were Prostitutes from Cuban Women Now / by Margaret Randall

A reading from the chapter "Those Who Were Prostitutes" from the oral history...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- International women KPFA, 197-
AZ1661 Women poets reading at Cody's Bookstore (Part 1 only)

Women's poetry reading sponsored by the Berkeley Poets Commune, at Cody's Bookstore on...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, June 26, 1972
AZ1662 Sharing feminism: empowerment or imperialism? / Mary E. Hunt

A discuss of feminist liberation theology in Latin America by Mary E. Hunt at the Graduate...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Feminism KPFA, January 2, 1982.
AZ1663 The Woman and the Carpenter (Part 2 only)

Linda Schiffman interviews four tradeswomen, all employed in non-traditional work and enrollees...

American Women -- Work and unions KPFA, October 28, 1974
AZ1664 Flying Lesbians

A copy of the German band Flying Lesbians' self-titled album from 1975 (Frauen Offensive)....

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, ca. 1975
AZ1665 San Francisco Women's Music Festival, 1974

Recordings from the 1974 San Francisco Women's Music Festival, recorded at the First...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, February 4, 1974
AZ1666.01 International League of Women Composers: String quartets (Episode 1 of 2)

First of two episodes of a series called "Expressions", produced by the International...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, August 16, 1980
AZ1666.02 International League of Women Composers: String quartets (Episode 2 of 2)

First of two episodes of a series called "Expressions", produced by the International...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, January 10, 1981
AZ1667 The Rubber Band performs Falling Spaces and Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

The Rubber Band performs "Falling Spaces" by Carolyn Brandy and "Wild Women Don...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, ca. November 1976
AZ1668 The poetry of Joanna Brouk, Felicia Miller, and Lauren Pillsbury

The poetry of Joanna Brouk, Felicia Miller and Lauren Pillsbury, interspersed with music by...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- New age/Wicca KPFA, December 25, 1972
AZ1669 In Celebration of Black Womanhood / Aileen Hernandez

Aileen Hernandez, former President of the National Organization for Women, and founder of the...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, February 13, 1982
AZ1670 Jean Ritchie in concert (Part 1 only)

Jean Ritchie performs folk music in concert at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California,...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, June 14, 1972
AZ1671 Teresa Trull live at the West Coast Women's Music Festival (year unknown)

Teresa Trull performing at the West Coast Women's Music Festival, September 13-16, 198?....

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, 198-
AZ1672 Poet Rosalie Moore reads her work

Bay Area poet Rosalie Moore (1910-2000) reads from her work and talks about her life. Poems read...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, ca. June 20, 1977.
AZ1673 Three plays: What Have You Done For Me Lately, Pas De Deux, and Small Change

Three plays about women, produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective. Play #1: "What...

American Women -- Theater KPFA, March 11, 1975
AZ1674.01 Lois Ann Thomas live at Bishop's Coffeehouse

Lois Ann Thomas singing and playing at the Bishop's Coffeehouse in Oakland, California...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, September 6, 1976
AZ1674.02 The Berkeley Women's Music Collective

The Berkeley Women's Music Collective in concert, recorded Winter 1975. Members of the...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 22, 1976
AZ1674.03 Reactions to the Redstockings journal, "Feminist Revolution"

Local women discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Redstockings journal, "Feminist...

American Women -- Radical Feminism KPFA, May 31, 1976
AZ1674.04 Rape: Susan Brownmiller, Diana Russell and Martha Shelley (Part 1 only)

Susan Brownmiller, author of Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, and Diana Russell, author of...

American Women -- Violence against women KPFA, ca. June 1977?
AZ1675.01 Lesbian Express: Live music show

Aircheck of a live music edition of Lesbian Express, from September 1973. Contents (Reel 1): 1....

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, September 17, 1973
AZ1675.02 Lesbian Express: Self defense (Part 2 only)

Aircheck of Lesbian Express episode about self-defense, December 9, 1973. Women are both leading...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Violence against women KPFA, December 9, 1973
AZ1675.03 Lesbian Express: Sweet Chariot interview

Sweet Chariot is a women's rock band from the Bay Area who play funk, blues, rock and soul...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, March 23, 1975
AZ1675.04 Lesbian Express: Book reviews for January 12, 1975

Production reel with general review of lesbian presses and titles of books by and about lesbians...

American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, January 12, 1975
AZ1675.05 Lesbian Express: Therapy (Part 2 only)

Lesbian Express presents a program on Therapy. This is part 2, part 1 is missing. Note found in...

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy KPFA, 197?
AZ1675.06 Lesbian Express: Lesbian mothers (Part 2 only)

Lesbian Express presents a program on lesbian mothers. Issues concerning child-rearing, child...

American Women -- Parenting and children, American Women -- Lesbians KPFA, 197?
AZ1678 Everybody's Studying Us (Number 2)

Bea Frankel discusses San Francisco poet and playwright Irene Paull's book "Everybody...

American Women -- Aging KPFA, November 18, 1976; June 12, 1977
AZ1679 Joanna Brouk / Conch Shell: the Sea at Sunset (1973)

Joanna Brouk: Conch Shell: The Sea at Sunset (1973). Joanna Brouk was born in 1949 in St. Louis...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- New age/Wicca KPFA, ca. August 8, 1973
AZ1680 Phumzile Zulu interviewed by Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett interviews Phumzile Zulu at the 11th Annual People's World Banquet at...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- International women KPFA, November 15, 1980
AZ1682 Activist Donna Allen and her experience with HUAC

Feminist and political organizer Donna Allen speaks on her experience with the House Un-American...

American Women -- Activists KPFA, November 13, 1965
AZ1687 Meg Christian performs at Inez Garcia benefit concert (Parts 1 and 3 of 3)

Meg Christian performs at a benefit concert on June 10, 1976 to raise money for Inez Garcia, who...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, ca. June 10, 1976
AZ1689.01 Women's News: September 11, 1975

Women's news and commentary for KPFA, September 11, 1975. Segments: 1. The radical feminist...

American Women -- Radical Feminism KPFA, September 11, 1975
AZ1689.02 Women's News: April 15, 1976

Raw outtakes and heads from an unidentified woman musician performing at KPFA. Box description...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, April 15, 1976
AZ1689.03 Women's News: July 14, 1980

Women's News on KPFA with Helen Mickiewicz and Julia Randall, July 14, 1980. Contents: 1....

American Women -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), American Women -- Reproductive rights KPFA, July 14, 1980
AZ1689.04 Women's News: October 13, 1980

Women's News for KPFA, October 13, 1980. The anchors are Julia Randall and Helen Mickiewicz...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Violence against women, American Women -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) KPFA, October 13, 1980
AZ1691 The music of Witchazel

The music of Witchazel, a Portland, Oregon women's band. Members are: Robin Flower, Mary...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, 1976
AZ1692 Berkeley/Oakland Women's Chorus live at the Working Women's Conference

Excerpt from a Berkeley/Oakland Women's Chorus performance at the Working Women's...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, 1973?
AZ1693 Meg Christian and Holly Near in concert (Part 5?)

Meg Christian and Holly Near in concert, venue unknown, November 6, 1976. Two songs are...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, ca. 1976
AZ1695 Judy Grahn: Poetry and interview

Laura Knowles interviews poet, writer and author Judy Grahn (1940 - ). Grahn talks about her...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, May 3, 1980
AZ1697 The Berkeley Women's Music Collective, June 10, 1976

The Berkeley Women's Music Collective perform in San Francisco, June 10, 1976, venue...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, ca. June 10, 1976
AZ1755 Lesbian and gay employment rights conference / produced by Katherine Davenport.

A recording of the Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights Conference, sponsored by The Lesbian Rights...

American Women -- Work and unions, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, 21 Aug. 1985.
AZ1761 Racism in the Women's movement (Part 1 only)

In this program, guests talk about the racism forum "Racism in the Women's movement:...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Authors and journalists WBAI, December 6, 1980
AZ1762 Interview with cellist Eva Heinitz / by Will Ogdon

Cellist Eva Heinitz (1907-2000) is interviewed by Will Ogdon of KPFA about playing the cello and...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, between 1963-1968 (date unknown)
AZ1764 Mom's a dyke: interview with Gloria Wilson by Chana (Karen) Wilson

KPFA's Chana (Karen) Wilson's interviews her mother, Gloria Wilson. The two women are...

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- Lesbians KPFA, 1974 (day unknown)
AZ1765 The lesbian in literature and other poems

Dramatic reading: "The Lesbian in Literature," and other poems. Recorded at WBAI-FM in...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, 1975 (day unknown)
BB0030 American marriage mores / Margaret Mead.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) analyzes America's...

American Women -- Anthropology and societal role KPFA, 28 May 1960.
BB0040 Population and birth control / moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson

A panel discussion in the KPFA studio regarding population and birth control, moderated by Elsa...

American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Religion KPFA, July 29, 1960
BB0042 World population and human destiny / Sir Julian Huxley

WORLD POPULATION AND HUMAN DESTINY / Sir Julian Huxley. Sir Julian Huxley, speaking before the...

American Women -- Reproductive rights KPFA, February 18, 1960
BB0043 Population report / produced and narrated by Elsa Knight Thompson and Dale Minor

Program produced and narrated by Elsa Knight Thompson. Readings of articles about the world...

American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Religion KPFA, December 28, 1959
BB0067 The Mad Mitfords / Jessica Mitford ; interviewed by Colin Edwards.

English author, journalist, and political activist Jessica Mitford (1917-1996) discusses her...

American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, Sept. 1960 and Jan. 1961
BB0075 Survivors of Ravensbruck / Maria Kusmierczuk and Jadwiga Hasa ; interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson.

Dr. Maria Kusmierczuk, physician from Gdansk and Jadwiga Hasa, a pharmacist from Warsaw, two...

American Women -- International women KPFA, 23 June 1959; 8 Aug. 1959.
BB0130.01 Sinful Eve / produced by Virginia Maynard and Charles Levy (Episode 1 of 14)

This episode is on the long-standing view of woman's responsibility for man's sins....

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 12 Nov. 1958, as part of this series. First aired on December 23, 1956.
BB0130.02 A Woman speaks: Anne Hutchison (Episode 2 of 14)

Dramatization of Anne Hutchison's trial for non-orthodox religious activities in colonial...

American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 19 Nov. 1958.
BB0130.03 Liberty, equality, and fraternity (Episode 3 of 14)

On women's view of their role in Colonial life. Contains dramatic readings of Benjamin...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 26 Nov. 1958.
BB0130.04 Lucretia Mott (Episode 4 of 14)

Biographical sketch with dramatization of the life and actions of the feminist abolitionist...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 3 Dec. 1958
BB0130.05 Revolution (Episode 5 of 14)

On the beginnings of feminist organizing in the mid 19th century, with a dramatization of the...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 10 Dec. 1958
BB0130.06 Whistlin' girls (Episode 6 of 15)

Dramatization of the Lucy Stone legend and the problems facing women who seek to be heard at...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 17 Dec. 1958
BB0130.07 The Nineteenth century Minerva (Episode 7 of 14)

Examination of Margaret Fuller and her writings which call for greater women's rights,...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 24 Dec. 1958
BB0130.08 The Tree of knowledge (Episode 8 of 14)

On the gradual growth of opportunity for women to attain a secondary education during the early...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 31 Dec. 1958
BB0130.09 The womanly woman (Episode 9 of 14)

This recording centers on a story about a woman aboard ship with a group of men. The scene is...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 7 Jan. 1959
BB0130.10 Revolt of Mother (Episode 10 of 14)

Dramatization of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's story The Revolt of "Mother" (1890),...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 14 Jan. 1959.
BB0130.11 The yellow wallpaper / written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Episode 11 of 14)

This is a recording of the feminist play on the harm to society of sex discrimination, written...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 21 Jan. 1959
BB0130.12 A question of justice / written by Susan Glaspell (Episode 12 of 14)

Reading of a short story about a woman on trial for the murder of her husband. Although...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 28 Jan. 1959
BB0130.13 Suffrage victory (Episode 13 of 14)

On the battle for women's suffrage. Contains readings of excerpts from Sinclair Lewis...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 4 Feb. 1959
BB0130.14 Panel discussion on women (Episode 14 of 14)

Discussion of the woman's struggle for social equality. Panelists include Mark Shorer, English...

American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history KPFA, 11 Feb. 1959
BB0132 The East Bay Activities Center / moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson

The East Bay Activities Center was established as a non-profit organization in 1952 and held...

American Women -- Education, American Women -- Parenting and children, American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy KPFA, March 4, 1959
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