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Browse the American Women collection

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Alta performing at the League of Academic Women's Benefit.

Poet Alta (1942 - ) reads selections of her works at a benefit for the League of Academic Women at UC Berkeley.

Alta, 1942-, Poetry -- Women authors., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry BC0477 Alta performing at the League of Academic Women's Benefit. (CD)
Always a bridesmaid, never a groom / Robin Tyler interviewed by Denise Wagner

An interview with Robin Tyler by Denise Wagner. She talks about her background, how she got started as a stand-up comic, and some of their political views. With generous sprinklings of excerpts from Robin's new album on Olivia Records, "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom." Recorded June 16, 1979.

Notes on label: "References to Dan White, gas lines, rent control, Diane Feinstein. Very entertaining."

Tyler, Robin., Comedians., Women entertainers., Always a bridesmaid, never a groom, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbians American Women -- Comedians, American Women -- Lesbians AZ0296 Always a bridesmaid, never a groom / Robin Tyler interviewed by Denise Wagner
American marriage mores / Margaret Mead.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) analyzes America's values and norms governing marriage. Mead first discusses marriage customs in New Guinea, where she has performed extensive anthropological research. She then talks about the role of the family in America after WWII, and examines the evolution of courtship patterns, religious affiliations and social organization pertaining to American marriages throughout history. Recorded at Stanford University by KZSU, 22 May 1960.

Marriage customs and rites, American., Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Anthropology and societal role BB0030 American Marriage Mores (CD)
An evening of music with Linda Tillery, June Millington, and Mary Watkins

On August 9, 1981, musicians Linda Tillary (vocalist), June Millington of the rock band "Fanny" (guitarist and percussion), Mary Watkins (pianist), and some of their friends including Joy Julks (bassist), Arnold "Arnie" Baruch (tenor sax), Yolanda Nickell (alto sax), "Paul" (drums), Ray Obiedo (guitar) gave a great concert at the Great American Music Hall In San Francisco (Rock n'Roll Night). Note on box "This tape is the best of that concert." Not self-contained, but the musicians are given credit during the course of the performance.

Tillery, Linda., Millington, June., Watkins, Mary, Women musicians., Evening with Linda Tillery, June Millington, and Mary Watkins.**An, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians AZ0614
An hour in Iceland

Iceland's president, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, discusses her life as a theater director and professor of French, her exciting election of 1980, and her view of her role as representative of her country. Also a look at Iceland's thousand years of history, culture, and literature, from the medieval sagas to the novels of Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness; a brief account of Iceland's unique geography; a few remarks on the political structure of this small country just below the Arctic Circle in the North Atlantic.

Interview and programming by Dorothy Gilbert, with assistance from Rikisutvarpid, or Iceland Radio. Technical work by Robert Gilfillan of KPFA, and Ostvalder Christianson of Rikisutvarp. Very special thanks to Margaret Ludvigsdottir and Hallgrimur Thorstenson of Radio Iceland. Also to professor John Lindow of the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley, to the Consulate of Iceland in San Francisco; to Inge Black of Orinda; and Oskar Lewe of San Jose. Odin was voiced by Erik Bauersfeld; the Sybil by Eleanor Sully. Ghost stories from Jacqueline Simpson's Icelandic Folk Tales and Legends were read by Erik Bauersfeld, the poem Odin by Gunnar Valdemarsson; the poem Journey To Iceland by W. H. Auden was read by Gale Chugg. Music for voice and longspiel was by Anna Thorhallsdottir from her Folkways Record; also longspiel played by Guthrun Sveinsdottir; a song by Heimar and Jonas of Reykjavik, Iceland. Other music by the Savannah Trio.

Iceland, Vigdis, Finnbogadottir., Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, 1930-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Politicians and politics AZ0680
An interview with Dr. Han Suyin /conducted by Marshall Windmiller

Marshall Windmiller interviews Dr. Han Suyin, noted writer and lecturer and author of "A Many-Splendored Thing." She discusses her life and work, her publications on the Chinese revolution, the Vietnam war, Communism, and the new Western colonialism and imperialism which causes her to recall China in the 1920s. Marshall Windmiller was Associate Professor of International Relations at SF State. Recorded in KPFA studios Jan. 8, 1967. Originally aired during the open hour on January 9, 1967.

Han, Suyin, 1917-2012, Women authors, Authors -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Vietnam conflict BB1207
An interview with Elizabeth Bowen conducted by David Watmough (Episode 3 of 4)

Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists BB1102
An Interview with Jessica Mitford / interviewed by Alan Snitow and Wendell Harper.

An interview with author and journalist Jessica Mitford (b. 1917 - d. 1996) by KPFA's Alan Snitow and Wendell Harper. She discusses techniques behind investigative reporting, such as using the language of the profession of the person you're interviewing and not putting them on the defensive, and how to deal with negative reactions from interviewees. The beginning of the program is cut off.

Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996, Reporters and reporting., Women journalists., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ0376 An Interview with Jessica Mitford / interviewed by Alan Snitow. (CD)
Anais Nin at the University of California at Berkeley

Writer and diarist Anais Nin answers questions from audience members at UC Berkeley, touching on topics such as art, liberation, her diaries and other writings, acceptance from the establishment, and feminism. Includes musical performance by Richard Stoltzman of a solo clarinet movement from Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ1220 Anais Nin at U.C. Berkeley (CD)
Anais Nin on women's liberation / interviewed by Clare Spark.

Author Anais Nin (1903 - 1977) discusses the women's rights movement with KPFK's Clare (Loeb) Spark. Nin criticizes the feminist movement for what she takes to be the generally angry and blaming tone of many of the movement's leaders, and cautions against the projection of women's neuroses onto the revolution. Originally broadcast on KPFK as part of "The Sour Apple Tree" episode of March 22, 1971 (BB5229), re-broadcast on KPFA as a stand-alone program on May 31, 1971.

Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women's movement, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists BB5234 Anais Nin on women's liberation / interviewed by Clare Spark. (CD)
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