Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Conroy
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary was a very early advertiser in the Minnesota Women's Press, both because she thought it was good business and to support Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. She was an avid reader of the newspaper, and participated in several bookgroups. Mary had her own business - a State Farm agency - and was the first female agent hired by State Farm in Minneapolis. She used both the newspaper and the Minnesota Women's Directory as resources for her female clients in her work. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of early advertising interactions with MWP; advertising results and feedback from customers; description of May Sarton Book Group II and biography/memoir bookgroup; Glenda Martin [co-founder and co-publisher] as a bookgroup leader; values and impact of MWP; MWP as a feminist business; good business as a reason for success.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Conroy, Mary
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: 08/02/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75
Accession Number AV2001.34.7
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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