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Oral history interview with Rosalyn Baxandall, 1989

Creator: Baxandall, Rosalyn, 1939-2015
Project: Student movements of the 1960s project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 115 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Feminist historian; professor; author

Scope and Contents

Background and childhood: born in New York, learned communist ideals in the household; education: Hunter High School, class of 1957, Smith College, University of Wisconsin, undergraduate, Columbia School of Social Work, 1971; career: professor of women's history, Women's Studies, Queens College, Columbia University, Old Westbury; themes: rebellion during youth, interest in France and French lifestyle, travels in Europe during 1960s, involvement in student movements and political organizations: Students of a Democratic Society [SDS], Northern Student Movement [NSM], Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee [SNCC], Mobilization for Youth [MFY], Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell [WITCH], New York Radical Women, Red Stockings, Women's Liberation Movement [WLM], role of women in NSM, arrests resulting from demonstrations, establishment of daycare center for MFY, community activism in Harlem, organization of rent strikes, welfare strikes, relationships between civil rights movement and women's movement, issues of sex and abortion in women's movement, media response to women's movement, European women's movement, emergence of lesbian rights movement from women's movement, family reminiscences, peer and colleague reminiscences


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990

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