Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Joan McDermott
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Joan began advertising in 1985 in Minnesota Women's Press, and later in the Minnesota Women's Press Directory. At around the same time, she was starting her own company in financial investments. She had advertised for the previous fifteen years, choosing MWP as her only source for newspaper advertising. She served on the Advisory Board for one year, and was a consultant and investment advisor for MWP on many occasions. She was awarded the "Feminist Finds" award for financial information services on two occasions. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of early advertising process at MWP; perception of advertising advantages and disadvantages; targeted market through MWP advertising; description of Feminist Finds awards; other stories of early days at MWP; description of early cash problems at MWP, and other financial decisions; MWP as a feminist business.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: McDermott, Joan M.
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: 07/28/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75
Accession Number AV2001.34.27
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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