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Browse the American Women collection

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A Symposium of women writers / Cynthia Ozick, Lois Gould, Jill Robinson, Muriel Rukeyser, and Ellen Moers.

A symposium of women writers taped on March 16, 1976 at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, New York. The symposium was held in celebration of the publication of Ellen Moers' "Literary women" and was sponsored by Doubleday. Following the initial remarks of each panelist, the audience, consisting exclusively of women involved in the writing world, enters into dialogue with the panel on the implications of the term "woman writer" and whether there is in fact a distinctly female sensibility which in writing can be best expressed by a female author. The panel consists of writers Cynthia Ozick, Lois Gould, Jill Robinson, Muriel Rukeyser, and Ellen Moers and was moderated by Elizabeth Janeway. Additional statements from the floor were made by Erica Jong, Jane Lazarre, Vivian Gornick, and Nona Balakian. Betty Prashker, editorial director of the Doubleday Publishing Group, introduces the panel. Recorded by Manya LaBruja. Produced by Lin Harris for WBAI.

Jong, Erica., Robinson, Jill., Moers, Ellen., Gornick, Vivian., Lazarre, Jane., Gould, Lois., Balakian, Nona., Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-, Ozick, Cynthia., Women authors, Symposium of women writers / Cynthia Ozick, Lois Gould, Jill Robinson, Muriel Rukeyser, and Ellen Moers.**A, Prashker, Betty, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists IZ0047
A thousand years of Vietnamese poetry / translated and read by Robin Morgan and Nguyen Ngoc Bich

A Thousand Years Of Vietnamese Poetry was an evening of poetry translated and read by Robin Morgan and Vietnamese scholar Nguyen Ngoc Bich. Morgan and Nguyen read selections from Vietnamese poems in an anthology collected by the Asian Literature Program of the Asia Society. Morgan introduces the proposed chronological order of readings, starting with the 13th century, with the first part being the classical period, then an intermission, then folk poetry, and then modern poetry, some of which is as recent as 1966. Nguyen provides an outline of Vietnamese poetry and Vietnamese literary history. RECORDED: New York University Loeb Student Center. BROADCAST: WBAI, 19 May 1967.

Nguyễn, Ngọc Bích, 1937-, Poetry, Vietnamese., Poetry reading, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry BB3412
A tribute to Esther Rand

In June of 1981, tenant organizer Esther Rand of the East Side Tenant Council died at the age of 74 while visiting the land of her birth, the Soviet Union. In this program Esther Rand tells her life story with help from friends and co-workers Jane Benedict, chairperson of the Metropolitan (Met) Council; Bess Stevenson, vice chairperson of Met Council; Roberto Marrero, vice chairperson of Met Council; and Lottie Gordon. Produced by Joe Cuomo with Mark Brody. 

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women labor union members--United States, Labor organizers., Tenants' associations -- New York (State) -- New York., Women in community organization American Women -- Work and unions IZ1503
A tribute to Madame Florence Foster Jenkins

A tribute to the satirical singing and recording art of Madame Florence Foster Jenkins (1868 - 1944). Prepared and presented by Melvin Jahn. Included are rare recordings of her singing; an interview with her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon from an RCA record; and a review of her press. Her final words: "Some say I couldn't sing, but no one can say I didn't sing."

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944, McMoon, Cosme, Sopranos (Singers), Women singers -- United States -- Biography American Women -- Music and musicians AZ1114
A tribute to Malvina Reynolds / produced by Pearl Skotnes.

Tribute to folk singer and activist Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978), which aired several days after her passing on March 17, 1978. Commentary by Pearl Skotnes, featuring recordings of Reynolds interspersed with many of her recordings: If you love me -- Somewhere between -- World in their pockets -- Little boxes (Sung by Pete Seeger) -- Magic penny -- It isn't nice -- We hate to see them go -- The world's gone beautiful -- There'll come a time -- Little red hen -- Turn around -- Daddy's in the jail -- Boraxo -- On the rim of the world -- Dump the judge -- Plutonium -- This world. Produced by Pearl Skotnes.

Women musicians., Folk-songs., Political ballads and songs., Reynolds, Malvina., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Activists KZ0577
A unique recital by Kres Mersky

One-woman performance of monologues performed and produced by Kres Mersky. The works performed are "Lady on a Street of Smart Shops" by Jordan Crittenden; "Did I Ever Tell You" by Charles Bukowski; "The Birthmark" by Anna Kavan; "Arrangement in Black & White" by Dorothy Parker; "Mrs. Gilbertson Manages on Her Own" by Jordan Crittenden; "Birthday Party" by Katharine Brush; and "A Conversation Against Death" by Eve Merriam.

Mersky, Kres, Bukowski, Charles., Crittenden, Jordan., Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968, Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992, Parker, Dorothy., Drama., Wit and humor., Theater., Actresses., Women -- Social conditions., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Theater KZ0094
A valentine from Clare Spark

A collection of songs (mostly show tunes) sung by and/or about women in love. pt.1. Twenty homesick maidens we / Gilbert and Sullivan ; pt.2. Helen is always willin' / John Latouche and Jerome Moross ; pt.3. The Heart is quicker than they eye / Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers ; pt.4. My love/ Leonard Bernstein ; pt.5. What can you do with a man / Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers ; pt.6. O happy we / Leonard Bernstein ; pt.7. Goona-goona / John Latouche and Jerome Moross ; pt.8. Gavotte / Leonard Bernstein ; pt.9. Glad to be unhappy / Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers ; pt.10. Nina / Noel Coward ; pt.11. If you go in / Gilbert and Sullivan. Intro: "Ah misery! It's time for a Valentine from Clare Loeb." Note in folio: "Poor judgement, sensory disorientation, and the battle of the sexes as expressed in songs of love." Written and produced by Clare Spark (nee Loeb) with technical production by Bruce Gossard.

Music., Songs., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians BC0901
A visit to Club Orgy / produced by Robert Kuttner and Danice Bordett.

Documentary on the sex club "Club Orgy" on 24th Street in New York City's Westside; includes interviews with performers and patrons. Sensitive language.

Bordett, Danice., Sex-oriented businesses, Sex, Pornography -- Social aspects., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex BB3986
A visit to the Stanford Primate Research Center / produced by Adi Gevins and Laurie Garrett

The Stanford Primate Research Center houses primates in a natural-like habitat and provides research in primate development and behavior, significantly female dominated social groups, in squirrel monkeys, rhesus monkeys, and chimpanzees. This is a documentary on the Center and includes interviews with director Dr. Seymour Levine and Dr. Christopher Coe. Produced by Laurie Garrett and Adi Gevins. Technical assistance by Scott McAllister.

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Previously cataloged as AZ0043.

Coe, Christopher L., Levine, Seymour, 1925-, Primates -- Behavior., Stanford Outdoor Primate Facility, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Science and scientists AZ0027.05 A visit to the Stanford Primate Research Center / produced by Adi Gevins and Laurie Garrett
A Visit with Annea Lockwood / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.

One of the most remarkable avant-garde composers in the world is Annea Lockwood, who was born in 1939 in New Zealand.  Charles Amirkhanian visits her at her home in the English countryside to find out about her remarkable sonic experiments. Lockwood's "Glass Concert" and "Tiger Balm" are heard, and you will take a walk through Annea's garden which contains five pianos as well as the more usual garden varieties.  Records used in the program: Glass World of Annea Lockwood. Available from Tangent Records, Suite 11, 52 Shaftesbury Road, London W1, ENGLAND.  Tiger Balm:  Available from Source Magazine, 2101 22nd Street, Sacramento, CA.

Glass concert., Amirkhanian, Charles., Lockwood, Annea, 1939-, Women composers., Avant garde music., Visit with Annea Lockwood / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.**A, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians AZ0014 A Visit with Annea Lockwood / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.
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