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Matthews (Glenna) Oral History Collection
MSS.2010.06.10  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Project History
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Bibliography

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection
    source: Matthews, Glenna
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.06.10
    Physical Description: 4 boxes (2.29 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1984-2014
    Abstract: The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1984-2014, consists of fifty-one oral histories, forty-one of which have been transcribed. Historian Glenna Matthews conducted these interviews as part of the research for her book, Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003).

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, MSS-2010-06-10, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Elizabeth Lopez. Finding aid EAD encoded by Elizabeth Lopez. Updated by Lisa Zakharova. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.
    Collection rearranged and rehoused by Dana V. Lema in July, 2017

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

    Project History

    Dr. Glenna Matthews, historian, received her B.A. from San José State University in 1969 and in 1977 she received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Matthews is the author of several books on the history of U.S. women. Among her major publications are Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003), Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place, 1630-1970 (1992), and "Just a Housewife" : The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America (1987). Matthews has worked as an associate professor at Oklahoma State University and a visiting associate professor at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles. In addition, Matthews also served as the principal consultant for an award-winning documentary about historian Angie Debo.

    Related Material

    South Bay Second Wave Feminist Oral History Project, MSS-2006-06-30, San José State University Archives Collection.
    Dianne McKenna Papers. MSS-1997-02. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt767nc8vv 
    Janet Gray Hayes Papers. MSS-2002-01. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4v19r0fx 
    Susan Hammer Papers. MSS-2007-04-01. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6r29r199 

    Scope and Content

    The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1984-2014, consists of fifty-one oral history interviews and forty-one transcriptions. Historian, Glenna Matthews, conducted these interviews as part of the research for her book, Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003). Matthews' study originated from her dissertation, which she completed at Stanford in the 1970s. She extended her original research on Santa Clara County in the Great Depression to include the transformation of the "Valley of the Hearts Delight"-reflecting the agricultural roots of the region-to become known as the "Silicon Valley," from mid-century to the present. The focus of this work is on the social and economic history of the region, with a specific focus on women workers. She documented the workforce during the agricultural hey-day through the modern era of high-tech industries. The book and the oral interviews demonstrate how poor and immigrant women have shouldered the work production, while making the lowest wages. Moreover, the oral histories provide primary sources that document the diverse experiences of individuals living in this region, while providing the historical context for understanding the sweeping changes that produced the Silicon Valley. The collection consists of audio cassette tapes, transcriptions, and select release forms from the interviewers. The interviews include: Alvarado, Jaime; Bacon, David; Batchet, Robert; Brownstein, Bob; Butcher, Robert; Caleb, Ambrosio; Case, John; Ching, Vicky Kwon; Coates, Karen; Cruz, Jose; Cuffman, Rebecca; Dean, Amy; Degler, Carl; Farrell, Harry; Ferri, Dora Peregrina; Ficarotta, I.G.; Figueroa, Bruno; Goddard, Joan; Gonzales, Ron; Hammer, Susan; Hawes, Amanda; Henley, Albert; Krutko, Leslye; Krutko, Paul; La Barbera, Joe; Lamborn, Patricia; Liccardo, Sam; Lofgren, Zoe; Macleod, George; Manan, Romie; Mar, Warren; Marshall, Rachel; Mavrogenes, Harry; McCaffrey, Mercedes; McCrorey, Dee; Mendacci, Norma; Naslund, Leila; Newell, Amy; Payne, Perley; Perea, Theresa; Phan, Lien; Powell, Deborah; Rocha, L.H.; Ruffo, Al; Sanchez, Sig; Sawicky, Ed; Schoennauer, Gary; Segler, Carl; Shope, Claudia; Smith, Arlene; Smith, Ted; Taylor, Frank; Wakefield, Barbara; Wilson, Susanne; Woods, Pat; Zimmerman, Marlene.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Transcriptions; Series II. Recordings; Series III. Interviewee Documentation and Research Notes.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Electronic versions of transcripts available

    Bibliography

    Matthews, Glenna. Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (Stanford University Press, 1997).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Agriculture -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- History
    California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Politics and government
    Women -- Political activity -- California
    Women computer industry employees -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
    Women in technology -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
    Ambrosio, Caleb
    Bacon, David
    Brownstein, Bob
    Butcher, Robert
    Case, John
    Ching, Vicki Kwok
    Coates, Karen
    Cruz, Jose
    Dean, Amy
    Degler, Carl N.
    Farrell, Harry, 1924 -
    Ficarotta, I.G. "Slugger"
    Ferri, Dora P.
    Goddard, Joan
    Cuffman, Rebecca
    Hawes, Amanda
    Henley, Albert
    LaBarbera, Joe
    Lamborn, Patricia
    Lofgren, Zoe, 1947-
    Alvarado, Jaime
    Liccardo, Sam, Mayor
    Krutko, Paul
    Krutko, Leslye
    Figueroa, Bruno
    Gonzales, Ronald R., 1951-
    Hammer, Susan
    Mar, Warren
    MacLeod, George
    Mencacci, Norma
    Naslund, Leila
    Newell, Amy
    Phan, Lien
    Manan, Romie
    Marshall, Rachel
    McCaffrey, Mercedes
    McCrorey, Dee
    Payne, Perley
    Perea, Theresa
    Powell, Deborah
    Rocha, L.H. "Louie"
    Ruffo, Al
    Sanchez, Sig
    Sawicki, Ed
    Shope, Claudia
    Smith, Arline
    Smith, Ted
    Wakefield, Barbara
    Wilson, Susanne
    Zimmerman, Marlene
    Woods, Pat
    Taylor, Frank
    Schoennauer, Gary J.
    Mavrogenes, Harry
    Matthews, Glenna