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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Faye Kommedahl
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye participated in the early discussions about the founding of Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. (MWP) and was one of the first employees. She worked for approximately eleven years on a part-time basis. She retired in 1994, but continued to volunteer one afternoon per week. Faye was also an early stockholder at MWP. Faye was an enthusiastic supporter of feminism when the paper was in its early stages. She started the inclusive language movement in her church, and helped publish their inclusive language hymnbook. She was editor of her college newspaper and yearbook. Faye taught school, started a children's newspaper, and did other types of writing. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early meetings; locations of early office; beginning of accounting processes at MWP; deadlines and working with the printer; early indexing systems; working environment at MWP; characteristics of leadership of MWP; changes to the offices of MWP; changes in the length of the newspaper; motivation of shareholders; impact of MWP on lives of women; concerns when Mollie Hoben ceased being editor.
1.5 hours sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Kommedahl, Faye
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.22 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'