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The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection Series I: Bulk, 1998-2000 1986-2014 (bulk 1998-2000)

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1986-2014 (bulk 1998-2000), consists of fifty-one oral history interviews and 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 ;. This collection is arranged into a single series: Series I. The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1986-2014 (bulk 1998-2000).


This series is arranged alphabetically by last name.
Box 1

Transcriptions: Alvarado- Lofgren 1986-2000

Box 2

Audio Cassette Tapes: Alvarado - Lofgren 2005-2012

Box 3

Audio Cassette Tapes: Manan - Zimmerman 2005-2012

Box 4

Transcriptions: Manan - Zimmerman, Release forms, Collection Notes for Publication 2006-2014