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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Glenda J. Martin
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Glenda was an educator and administrator for thirty years. She worked in traditional school systems, from elementary through the graduate level at the University of Minnesota. She also raised three children. At age 50, she became the co-founder, with Mollie Hoben, of Minnesota Women's Press [MWP]. At the time of the interview she remained co-publisher and major stockholder of the company. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: June 4, 1999: formation of MWP - operations, philosophy, financing; journalism; profiles, values; starting the library and book groups; formation of BookWomen; interactions with feminist women/organizations in the community. April 11, 2000: early strategic planning meeting; conflicting ideas about profit within the company; decision to become a for-profit company; the move of the company to present location; the neighborhood and reactions to the present location; personal management/working style; book groups - early formation and philosophy as well as present-day stories; description of weekend reading retreats; writing for BookWomen; the Great Books list; changes in feminist identity of MWP; daily work/workers at MWP; MWP as a combination of Mollie Hoben and Glenda Martin; differences/methods of resolution between the two partners; MWP as a feminist legacy; feminist business/feminist differences and MWP; values of MWP; impact of MWP.
6 hours sound cassette
68 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
210 minutes length
Interviewee: Martin, Glenda J. - Minnesota Women's Press
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Creation: 06/04/1999 - 04/11/2000 (Interviews conducted 6/4/1999 and 4/11/2000.)
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.26 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'