Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Jo Dickinson

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Titles Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Jo Dickinson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary Jo was the business manager of Minnesota Women's Press, Inc.(MWP) from January 1989 through October 1991. Prior to her involvement with MWP, she had worked in a family owned business and participated in volunteer work. She had also recently received a graduate degree in organizational leadership, and had a desire to work in a small organization whose focus was not necessarily profit oriented. At the time of the interview she was employed in church business administration. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of MWP during the difficult financial years of 1989-1991; offices in Security Building; early business practices; move to new facility on Raymond in St. Paul; financial issues; distribution issues and environment for free community newspapers; capitalization of company; relationships with suppliers; lack of employee specialization and job descriptions; MWP values and internal discussions about values; conflict between feminism and profit; employee relations; employment boundaries and job descriptions; importance of long term advertising contracts.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Dickinson, Mary Jo
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/01/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.9 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'


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