Women in Omaha: Interview with Jaqueline St. John

An oral history interview with Jaqueline St. John about being a feminist and her career as a professor of women's history was conducted by Aubrey Dinslage and Chante Lugo on April 8, 2017. Dr. Jacqueline St. John was born in Utica, New York, in 1935. St. John was a graduate of Paul Smith's College, Syracuse University, and the University of Oklahoma, where she received her doctorate in History. She taught Russian and Soviet History and women's history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 39 years. She was a proud feminist and became a founding member of the National Women's Studies Association in 1977 and received numerous awards for her work. She died on March 2, 2018. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:37:14
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Abstract/Description: An oral history interview with Jaqueline St. John about being a feminist and her career as a professor of women's history was conducted by Aubrey Dinslage and Chante Lugo on April 8, 2017. Dr. Jacqueline St. John was born in Utica, New York, in 1935. St. John was a graduate of Paul Smith's College, Syracuse University, and the University of Oklahoma, where she received her doctorate in History. She taught Russian and Soviet History and women's history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 39 years. She was a proud feminist and became a founding member of the National Women's Studies Association in 1977 and received numerous awards for her work. She died on March 2, 2018. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018.
Subject(s): Sound recordings
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Women -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 2017-04-08

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