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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Lisa Mauer Elliot, Amber Jensen and Susan Feehan
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lisa had worked at Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. (MWP) since 1995, as an advertising account executive. She is a graduate from the University of St. Thomas, and previously managed an environmentally friendly retail business. Amber joined MWP in 1997 as a Sales Assistant, and more recently had done sales representative work. She has a degree in communications from Hamline University in St. Paul, and was active in music and theatre. Susan had worked at MWP as a sales representative since 1997. She is a musician, a feminist, and a single mother of three children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Individual histories with MWP; description of sales difficulties during 1995-1996; cognitive dissonance with representations of newspaper and internal workings of MWP; "prosperity" and "struggling" as identities at MWP; the sales process and representing MWP; inappropriate advertisers - actions and interpretations; feminism and feminist differences at MWP; physical spaces in office; decision-making and communication; relationships within the sales staff and with other parts of company; competition and adaptation to change at MWP; money and success at MWP; values and impact of MWP; anecdotes about customer relationships.
3 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
120 minutes length
Interviewee: Elliot, Lisa Mauer
Interviewee: Feehan, Susan
Interviewee: Jensen, Amber L.
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.12 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'