Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Lou Ambrose
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lou had long been a customer of Minnesota Women's Press, Inc (MWP), primarily within the 'books' activities. She was an active participant in the longest running book group at MWP, the Rock Group and was responsible for starting the Coyotes book group [science fiction]. She volunteered in the library, read aloud during the 10th anniversary celebration for MWP, participated in the Salons and shopped in the store. In addition, Lou wrote several articles for the paper, interviewed [and written an article] regarding science fiction author Octavia Butler, and been an interviewee in an article in the paper. Lou was in charge of computer systems at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of the start-up and operation of the Sunday Together spirituality groups at the MWP, including the Rock Group; community within the book groups at MWP; start-up and activities of the Coyote Group; transformation of individual lives due to MWP; MWP as a shaper of her morality; MWP library; description of Salons; feminism and diversity within the book groups; reading and writing in the early book groups; interviewing and writing for MWP; importance of MWP during Anita Hill hearings; impact of MWP on building community and on individual lives.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Ambrose, Lou
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/28/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75
Accession Number AV2001.34.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'

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