Southern Women Legislators Collection

 

Two faculty members at the University of Mississippi, Joanne V. Hawks and Carolyn Ellis, received grants in the 1980s from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the role of women in southern state legislatures. The digital collection features recordings of oral interviews conducted with numerous women who had served or currently served in southern state legislatures.

The material provided here represents only a fraction of a much larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online.

Note: the recordings in this collection have restricted access and may only be viewed on computers within the University of Mississippi Libraries. For more information, please contact the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

The digitization and preservation of recordings in this collection are the result of a project supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services . Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the IMLS.

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1987

Oral Interview with Wilhemina Delco, Wilhemina Delco, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Ernestine Glossbrenner, Ernestine Glossbrenner, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Eddie Bernice Johnson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Gladys Keating, Gladys Keating, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Marshall (Part 1 of 2), Mary Marshall, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Marshall (Part 2 of 2) and Comments of Shirley Tate, Mary Marshall, Shirley Tate, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Irma Rangel, Irma Rangel, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Eleanor Sheppard, Eleanor Parker Sheppard, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Senfronia Thompson, Senfronia Thompson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

1986

Oral Interview with Betty Andujar, Betty Andujar, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Marilyn Bissell (Part 1 of 2), Marilyn Bissell, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Marilyn Bissell (Part 2 of 2), Marilyn Bissell, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Jane Bode (Part 1 of 2), Mary Jane Bode, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Jane Bode (Part 2 of 2), Mary Jane Bode, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Louise Brennan (Part 1 of 2), Louise Brennan, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Louise Brennan (Part 2 of 2), Louise Brennan, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Helen Gordon Davis (Part 1 of 2), Helen Gordon Davis, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Helen Gordon Davis (Part 2 of 2), Helen Gordon Davis, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Beth Easley, Betty Easley, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Elaine Gordon (Part 1 of 2), Elaine Gordon, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Elaine Gordon (Part 2 of 2), Elaine Gordon, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Anita Hill, Anita Hill, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Toni Jennings, Toni Jennings, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Beth Johnson, Beth Johnson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Carrie Meek, Carrie Meek, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Allen Morris, Allen Morris, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jane Robinson (Part 1 of 2), Jane Robinson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jane Robinson (Part 2 of 2), Jane Robinson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Sarah Weddington, Sarah Ragle Weddington, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

1985

Oral Interview with Mary A. Anderson (Part 1 of 2), Mary A. Anderson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary A. Anderson (Part 2 of 2), Mary A. Anderson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Dorothy L. Brown, Dorothy L. Brown, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Irma Hunter Brown (Part 1 of 2), Irma Hunter Brown, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Irma Hunter Brown (Part 2 of 2), Irma Hunter Brown, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Nancy Chase (Part 1 of 2), Nancy Winbon Chase, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Nancy Chase (Part 2 of 2), Nancy Winbon Chase, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Betsy Cochrane, Betsy Cochrane, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Debra Danburg (Part 1 of 2), Debra Danburg, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Debra Danburg (Part 2 of 2), Debra Danburg, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Shirley Duer, Shirley Duer, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jo Graham Foster, Jo Graham Foster, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Peggy Long Hartness, Peggy Long Hartness, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Bertha Holt (Part 1 of 2), Bertha Holt, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Bertha Holt (Part 2 of 2), Bertha Holt, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Margaret Keesee-Forrester (Part 1 of 2), Margaret Keesee-Forrester, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Margaret Keesee-Forrester (Part 2 of 2), Margaret Keesee-Forrester, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Annie B. Kennedy, Annie B. Kennedy, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Helen Marvin (Part 1 of 2), Helen Marvin, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Helen Marvin (Part 2 of 2), Helen Marvin, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Ruth C. Montgomery, Ruth C. Montgomery, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Anna Belle Clement O'Brien, Anna Belle Clement O'Brien, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Wilma Woodard, Wilma Woodard, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

1984

Oral Interview with Betty J. Clark (Part 1 of 2), Betty J. Clark, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Betty J. Clark (Part 2 of 2), Betty J. Clark, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Barbara Couch (Part 1 of 2), Barbara Couch, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Barbara Couch (Part 2 of 2), Barbara Couch, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Grace Hamilton (Part 1 of 2), Grace Hamilton, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Grace Hamilton (Part 2 of 2), Grace Hamilton, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Eleanor Richardson (Part 1 of 2), Eleanor Richardson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Eleanor Richardson (Part 2 of 2), Eleanor Richardson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Cathy Steinburg (Part 1 of 2), Cathy Steinburg, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Cathy Steinburg (Part 2 of 2), Cathy Steinburg, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Betty Jo Williams, Betty Jo Williams, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

1983

Oral Interview with Ann Bedsole (Part 1 of 2), Ann Bedsole, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Ann Bedsole (Part 2 of 2), Ann Bedsole, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Sundra Escott (Part 1 of 2), Sundra Escott, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Sundra Escott (Part 2 of 2), Sundra Escott, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Carolyn E. Frederick (Part 1 of 4), Carolyn E. Frederick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Carolyn E. Frederick (Part 2 of 4), Carolyn E. Frederick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Carolyn E. Frederick (Part 3 of 4), Carolyn E. Frederick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Carolyn E. Frederick (Part 4 of 4), Carolyn E. Frederick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Joyce Hearn, Joyce Hearn, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Yvonne Kennedy, Yvonne Kennedy, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Elizabeth Patterson, Elizabeth Johnston Patterson, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Irene Rudnick (Part 1 of 2), Irene Rudnick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Irene Rudnick (Part 2 of 2), Irene Rudnick, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Louphenia Thomas, Louphenia Thomas, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jeri Thornton, Jeri Thornton, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jean Toal (Part 1 of 2), Jean Toal, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Jean Toal (Part 2 of 2), Jean Toal, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Zoghby (Part 1 of 2), Mary Zoghby, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks

Oral Interview with Mary Zoghby (Part 2 of 2), Mary Zoghby, Carolyn Ellis Staton, and Joanne V. Hawks