Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary E. Leeder
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary participated in book groups at the Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. (MWP) from the beginning. She was usually in at least two book groups at all times beginning in the mid-1980s. She also led several book groups and volunteered with the library, including moving it two times. Her educational background was in education. She taught school for thirteen years, and more recently had done child-care for a similar length of time. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of moving the library; sign-up and structure of the early book groups; Glenda Martin's skill as book group leader; various types of book groups; description of Rock Group and Coyote Group; the influence of participating in MWP on personal spirituality and intellectual searches; MWP book groups as community; meeting partner at book group; diversity within book groups; values and impact of MWP; feminism at MWP book groups.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Leeder, Mary E.
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 AV2001.34.23
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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