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  • Oral History Interview, Laurie Beauchamp (1255) 

    Beauchamp, Laurie (2012-06-07)
    In her 2012 interview with Jackie Bolduan, Laurie Beauchamp talks about her experiences in the conservative communities of Ironwood, Michigan and Green Bay, Wisconsin. She describes the spaces lesbians occupy in Green Bay ...
  • Oral History Interview, Jane Ayer (1752) 

    Ayer, Jane (2018-06-29)
    In her 2017 interview with Pat Calchina, Jane Ayer details her life in Madison, Wisconsin. She spoke of the time period between 1952 and the present and of the following topics: educational experiences, through the PhD, ...
  • Oral History Interview, Maria Waitrovich (2179) 

    Waitrovich, Maria (2022-08-09)
    In her 2022 interview with Pat Calchina, Mary Waitrovich details her life in Madison, Wisconsin. She spoke of the time period 1978 to the present. Mary talks about her process of coming out as a lesbian, playing intramural ...
  • Oral History Interview, Stephen Wright (2179) 

    Wright, Stephen (2022-10-04)
    In this October 4th, 2022 interview with Francisco Hernandez Moleres, Prof. Stephen Wright reflects on his career in computer science and shares his thoughts about receiving the 2022 Hilldale Award. Throughout the conversation, ...
  • Oral History Interview, Michael Bernard-Donals (2161) 

    Bernard-Donals, Michael (2022-07-19)
    In this July 21st, 2022 interview with Francisco Hernandez Moleres, Prof. Michael Bernard-Donals reflects on his career in rhetoric, English, and Holocaust studies, and shares his thoughts about receiving the 2022 Hilldale ...
  • Oral History Interview, Anna Huttenlocher (2160) 

    Huttenlocher, Anna (2022-07-19)
    In this July 21st interview with Francisco Hernandez Moleres, Prof. Anna Huttenlocher reflects on her career as a physician scientist, and shares her thoughts about receiving the 2022 Hilldale Award. Throughout the ...
  • Oral History Interview, Kathy Haberman (Group Interview) (2199) 

    Haberman, Kathy (2022-09-24)
    In the Story Collected by Kayla Bell with Kathy Haberman, Mara Ford, Kim Santiago, Kirsten Larson and Rita Haberman during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, the group shares a ...
  • Oral History Interview, Rose Marchuk (Group Interview) (2200) 

    Marchuk, Rose (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Kayla Bell with Rose Marchuk, Susan Tietjen, Rachel Reed and Alison Graves during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, the group shares their experiences ...
  • Oral History Interview, Diane Kravetz (1488) 

    Kravetz, Diane (2015-03-02)
    Diane Kravetz was born in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in a conservative, Jewish home with a very traditional family upbringing. Kravetz attended a Hebrew high school in ...
  • Oral History Interview, Margie Yankowski (2197) 

    Yankowski, Margie (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Margie Yankowski during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, she shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Tammy Watson-Schram (2196) 

    Watson-Schram, Tammy (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Tammy Watson-Schram during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022. She shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the ...
  • Oral History Interview, Kristen Thorsness (2195) 

    Thorsness, Kristen (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Kris Thorsness during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, she shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Sandie Mintz (2193) 

    Mintz, Sandie (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Sandie Mintz during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, she shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Christina Kunz (2192) 

    Kunz, Christina (2022-09-07)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Christina Kunz during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, she shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Rebecca Rosenberg (2194) 

    Rosenberg, Rebecca (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Kayla Bell with Becky Rosenberg during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, Becky shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral history ...
  • Oral History Interview, Mandi Kowal (2191) 

    Kowal, Mandi (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Elizabeth Gediman with Mandi Kowal during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, she shares her experience as a Wisconsin Women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Linda Klitz (2190) 

    Klitz, Linda (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Kayla Bell with Linda Kiltz during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, Linda shares her enriching experience as a Wisconsin women rower as part of the oral ...
  • Oral History Interview, Karen Ela (2189) 

    Ela, Karen (2022-09-24)
    In the story collected by Kayla Bell with Karen Ela during the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24, 2022, Karen shares her story as a Wisconsin Women rower touching on the significance of Title ...
  • Oral History Interview, Helen Klebesadel (1487) 

    Klebesadel, Helen (2015-02-24)
    Helen Klebesadel grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Wisconsin in the township of Wyoming Valley in a middle class family. Helen performed many farm chores, where she learned much about gender roles. She grew up and ...
  • Oral History Interview, Linda Gordon (1477) 

    Gordon, Linda (2015-04-01)
    Linda Gordon was born in Chicago, IL in 1940. She grew up with two siblings in a home with very liberal views. She aspired to become a professional ballet dancer but attended Swarthmore College instead (1957-1961). Gordon ...

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