Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Norma S. Olson

Transcript (PDF)

Buy

Titles Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Norma S. Olson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Norma grew up in a small town newspaper family. She began working at Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. (MWP) in 1990 on a part-time basis in text-entry. She soon was working full-time for the organization, and at the time of the interview was systems coordinator and production coordinator. Her educational background was in textile designat the University of Minnesota. Before she began working at MWP, she was a self-employed seamstress and fiber artist. She also spent many years as a full-time mother to two sons. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early text entry activities; production methods and equipment; origin and development of the systems coordination position; sizing the newspaper; history of MWP Directory; employee incentives; website development and scope; emphasis on communication at MWP; practices regarding accommodation to employee needs and desires; feminism and MWP; diversity and homogeneity among staff; impact of MWP.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Olson, Norma Smith
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/25/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.28 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'

Transcript

This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description

Comment:

Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.