Discussion of the woman's struggle for social equality. Panelists include Mark Shorer, English literature professor at the University of California; Ethel Albert (1918-1989), anthropologist; Dr. Anna Maenchen, Berkeley psychiatrist; Peter Odegard, professor of political science at the University of California; Miriam Allen DeFord, writer; and Virginia Maynard, writer and director of "The American woman" series. As a starting point for the discussion, each participant read the chapter entitled "The ordeal of the American woman," from America as a civilization by Max Lerner (1957). This is the fourteenth and final episode in the series produced and broadcast on KPFA by Virginia Maynard and Charles Levy from 1958 to 1959. The series was written and directed by Virginia Maynard and produced by Maynard and Chuck Levy, narrated by Levy, and engineered by David Talcott. It was funded in part by the Educational Television and Radio Center in Ann Arbor and distributed nationally by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.