Oral history interview with Gerda Lerner, 1981

 

Name
Lerner, Gerda, 1920- (Interviewee)
Goldstein, Judith (Interviewer)
Alexander, Cathy (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Gerda Lerner, 1981
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Gerda Lerner, 1978-1981
Abstract
Education and imprisonment in Vienna, 1938; emigration to United States, 1939, unskilled jobs; New School for Social Research, B.A., 1963; Columbia University, PhD., 1966; skeptical acceptance as womens historian; raising family in an integrated neighborhood; involvement with women and labor organizations; screenwriting "Black Like Me"; organization and presidency of Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Professions, 1969; organization of women's history program at Sarah Lawrence, 1970s; effect of experience on intellectual development; complexities of documenting female experience and need to restructure methods of historical inquiry; goals and responsiblities as a teacher
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Historians--United States; Women historians--United States; Women college teachers; Women's rights; Women's studies; United States Race relations; Lerner, Gerda, 1920-; New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.); Columbia University; Sarah Lawrence College
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1981
Physical Description
sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Historian, educator
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Biographical interview
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by Judith Goldstein; Cathy Alexander
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
7094946
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/f5rv-fn76
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.