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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Deborah Jean Campbell, Carol Schuldt and Jane Hilken
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Deborah started as a volunteer, and worked in the bookstore, wrote for BookWomen, and maintained the "Pit" (storage area) by building bookshelves and organizing things. She was a manager in a corporation prior to joining Minnesota Women's Press (MWP) in 1991. Carol worked as office manager at MWP beginning in 1990. She was involved in presentation and outreach of MWP, and actively participated in bookgroups and other events sponsored by the company. She attended Metropolitan State University, worked at the YWCA, and had four grown children. Jane joined MWP as a volunteer on the Directory in 1996. She had been a subscriber to the paper since 1988. At the time of the interview she proofed employment ads and worked on other projects such as surveys. Jane earned a master's degree in Women's Studies. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Individual stories of involvement with MWP; tour groups through MWP offices; volunteering at MWP; book-scouting for MWP; newspaper readership survey; "Feminist Finds"; job flexibility at MWP; staff book group; OfficeTalk - internal publication; Feminist Forum; diversity and feminism at MWP; decision-making at MWP; MWP work culture; accommodation of physical needs in office; interaction with book store and other customers; values and impact of MWP.
1.5 hours sound cassette
22 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Campbell, Deborah Jean
Interviewee: Hilken, Jane
Interviewee: Schuldt, Carol J.
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.4 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'