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About the Exhibit

The Millersville University 150th
Anniversary Women's Oral History Project

Always Part of Me : Women Remember Millersville

Choosing Millersville
Learning the Rules
Women & Men
World Events
Ties that Bind
Working Women
Beyond Millersville

Description of project:
Ganser Library Archives & Special Collections and the Women’s Studies Program at Millersville University have compiled over 50 oral histories from women students, faculty, and staff at the Millersville, focusing primarily on the years 1928-1962.  Over 100 Millersville University students have worked on this two-year research project.  Oral history interviews were conducted by Millersville University students during the Fall 2003 semester.  Students in subsequent semesters analyzed the interviews and identified themes.  These themes were further developed and are the centerpiece for the Women’s Oral History Project exhibit opening March 15 th, 2005, in Millersville University’s Ford Atrium in McComsey Hall.  The Women’s Oral History Project is part of Millersville University’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. 

The project was coordinated by the following faculty members: Dr. Marilyn Parrish, Ganser Library; Dr. Carla Rineer, English; Dr. Barb Stengel, Education;  Dr. Tracey Weis, History;  Dr. Darla Williams, Communications & Theatre and Director of Women’s Studies, and partially funded through a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Local History Grant.

The project coordinators would like to thank the women who agreed to be interviewed for the oral history project. We are indebted to them for willingly sharing their time, insights, and humor with student interviewers.

The exhibit is dedicated to the three women who have passed away since being interviewed for the project: Grace Evans, Kathryn Hill, and Doris Hosler.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to project graphic designer Joel Bischoff, web developer Ryan Meier, and exhibit program designer Rebecca Redding for their initiative, creativity, and hard work.

Site migrated to June, 2014 by Christopher Smirga, Archives and Special Collections Student Supervisor & Computer Science major.


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