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About this collection

Historical Background

Two faculty members at the University of Mississippi, Joanne V. Hawks and Caroline Ellis, received grants in the 1980s from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the role of women in southern state legislatures. The digital collection features recordings of oral interviews conducted with numerous women who had served or currently served in southern state legislatures.

 

Digital Collection Information

The material provided here represents only a fraction of a much larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online. The digital collection holds only the collection's oral history recordings. Although anyone on the internet may view descriptions for the recordings, researchers may only access the recordings via onsite computers in the J.D. Williams Library due to copyright issues.

 

Related Resources

The Southern Women Legislators Collection finding aid provides further information about this extensive collection. For other politically-related holdings at the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide.

 

The digitization and preservation of recordings in this collection are the result of a project supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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