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Seattle University Oral History Recordings

Identifier: Mss 003

Scope and Contents note

A collection of interviews with prominent women associated with Seattle University as part of an oral history titled "Celebrating 70 Years of Women at Seattle University, 1933-2003." The interviews were recorded June 12-December 19, 2003 by Janet Bishop. The twenty-one participants include alumnae from the class of 1937 to the class of 2003, three deans, two librarians, a vice president, an associate provost, a registrar, an alumna daughter of a faculty member, a faculty wife, and eight professors. A notable Seattle University alumna is Peggy Joan Maxie, the first African-American woman elected to the Washington State Legislature. The complete list of interviewees includes: Hamida Bosmajian, Theresa Earenfight, Patrick Howell SJ, Margaret Hudson, Jeanette Hulburt, Dolly Ito, Loretta Jancoski, Mary Alice Lee, Mary Anne Madsen, Peggy Joan Maxie, Becky McNamara, Toni Murdock, Virginia Parks, Jane Peterson, Jane Prouty Eliott, Sister Christopher Querin FCSP, Mary Ridge, Eileen Ridgeway, Mary Linden Sepulveda, Juliana Tadie, and Sister Rosaleen Trainor FCSP.


  • 2003 June-December


Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

The oral history project and selected interviews were the feature cover story in the Fall 2004 issue of Seattle University Magazine (pp. 18-23), Making HERstory: The Maverick Women Who Shaped Seattle University


71 audio cassettes

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A collection of interviews with prominent women associated with Seattle University as part of an oral history project titled Celebrating 70 Years of Women at Seattle University, 1933-2003

Existence and Location of Copies note

Partially edited transcripts are available on request. Master and service copies available for most interviews.


Guide to the Seattle University Oral History Recordings
Rick Block and Mary Linden Sepulveda
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Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The interviews were funded by a grant from the Seattle University Endowed Mission Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository

901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA