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Alaska Women’s Oral History Project, 1980-1983

Identifier: MS 63

Scope and Contents

This collection includes interviews of women in Alaska born between 1866-1937. Each woman discusses her life, her work, and her experiences in Alaska. Contained in this collection are sound cassettes, logs, and transcripts of some interviews, a video recording, articles, and photocopies of photographs.


  • 1980-1983

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian. Statement to Users (pg. 5 of the catalogue and index): “The use of the Alaska Women’s Oral History Collection is for educational and research purposes only. Commercial use in print or media of any portion of the oral history tapes and/or transcripts is prohibited.”


Maria Brooks has been active in producing oral history projects. In 1983, she compiled the Alaska Women’s Oral History Collection, which includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews. This project was funded by grants from the State of Alaska, Dept. of Education, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Alaska Historical Commission, and in-kind support from the Alaska Historical Society and Anchorage Community College.


3 boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Related Materials

See also: DVD 0013 – Participant photos – 600 dpi.

Processing Information

This collection has been described at the item level. The folders are in alphabetical order by last name of interviewee. All items have been placed into pH-neutral folders and then into archival boxes.

Finding aid for the Alaska Women’s Oral History Project, 1980-1983
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Processed by: Staff ; Updated by: Jacki Swearingen, June 2017 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
2019 July
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

PO Box 110571
Juneau AK 99811-0571 US
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