Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Kinsella Ziegenhagen

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Titles Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Kinsella Ziegenhagen
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary served as an advisor and consultant to Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. [MWP] on two occasions. She started a string of successful suburban newspapers, and was an early co-chair of the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus. Mary was the first woman editorial writer for the Minneapolis StarTribune newspaper. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experiences in starting suburban newspapers in the Twin Cities area during the 1970s; experiences in being the first woman editorial writer at StarTribune; Twin Cities Woman, and its differences from MWP; impact of electronic typesetting on community newspapers; MWP practices similar to a social service agency; newspaper industry financial norms; overstaffing at MWP; advice on developing a classified section for MWP newspaper; community and regional newspapers in the Twin Cities area; the women's movement and MWP; MWP calendar; MWP as a woman's advocacy organization; women and money during the 1970s and 1980s; MWP classified ad section; MWP as a heroic effort.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Ziegenhagen, Mary Kinsella
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/23/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.35 (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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