Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Kathleen Keating
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kathleen started reading the Minnesota Women's Press in 1989. She soon joined a May Sarton Book Group, which over the next five years read the entire works of May Sarton in chronological order. She attended one "Book Group on the Road", to Maine, and several reading retreats. Her relationship with Glenda Martin (co-founder and co-publisher) extended into the professional arena due to their common interest in children's books, and included joint academic presentations. Kathleen had been a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, with a husband and four adult children. She has a graduate degree in information media, and had been an elementary school teacher. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: MWP, Glenda Martin, and other book group members as professional and personal resources; feminism in the suburbs in the early 1990s; importance of leadership to MWP; description of May Sarton book group as extended into Reading Over a Lifetime book group; culture of book groups; finding May Sarton's house; Kathleen's and Glenda's academic presentation on female children's reading; diversity at MWP; MWP as a resource.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
10 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Keating, Kathleen
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: 08/17/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75
Accession Number AV2001.34.20
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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