Women in Omaha: Interview with Margaret Suchy

An oral history interview with Margaret Suchy concerning her life as a woman growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted by Kaitlin Sundberg on March 21, 2017. Suchy spoke about her childhood in Omaha, being a working mother to two children, raising a family, and the social and economic changes in Omaha to date during her lifetime. Margaret Suchy graduated from Omaha South High School in 1966 and worked various jobs, including as a typesetter, quality control operator working with early office computers, for an insurance agency, in various retail roles, and other positions. Suchy discussed various local and national events including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the 1975 Omaha tornado, and the Cold War. She shared her experiences with school activities, television, the Henry Doorly Zoo, her Catholic faith, music, Rosenblatt Stadium, dating and her marriage, moving to West Omaha, divorce, and other topics. 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, 01:22:00
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Abstract/Description: An oral history interview with Margaret Suchy concerning her life as a woman growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted by Kaitlin Sundberg on March 21, 2017. Suchy spoke about her childhood in Omaha, being a working mother to two children, raising a family, and the social and economic changes in Omaha to date during her lifetime. Margaret Suchy graduated from Omaha South High School in 1966 and worked various jobs, including as a typesetter, quality control operator working with early office computers, for an insurance agency, in various retail roles, and other positions. Suchy discussed various local and national events including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the 1975 Omaha tornado, and the Cold War. She shared her experiences with school activities, television, the Henry Doorly Zoo, her Catholic faith, music, Rosenblatt Stadium, dating and her marriage, moving to West Omaha, divorce, and other topics. 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: 2017-03-21

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