Grand Rapids Women’s History Council Collection (Coll. No. 167). The collection of audio tapes and hard copy transcripts is located in the local history archives on the fourth floor of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Both the audio files and their transcripts have been digitized, however, and queries about using them can be sent to us at [email protected]. Currently, we are posting summaries of the transcripts below as they become available.
Virginia Peck Apted: 1990
Life in Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill area. Transcript
Blandford, Sue: 1989
Youth in Grand Rapids during the 1930s, treasurer and office manager of Blandford Appraisal Co., volunteerism.
Blodgett, Edith Irwin (Mrs. John): 1994
Byrd, Mary Lou, MD: 1993
Cary, Ara (Mrs. John): 1989
Claytor, Helen Jackson: 1990
Comet, Catherine: 1998
Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Transcript.
Deming, Emily Claggett: 1990
Englehart, Jeanne: 2002
Dockeray, Mary Jane: 1994
Garver, Betty: 1996
Grigware, Mary: 1989
Grissen, Lillian: 1996
Career in Christian education as an editor, as well as teacher, development of Pine Rest, Wedgewood Acres, Transcript.
Hammersma, June: 1999
Calvin College, January Series. Transcript summary
Hill, Harriet Wood: 1998
Horowitz, June: 1998
Born in 1913, family came to Grand Rapids in 1916, majored in Mathematics at the University of Michigan, became a teacher at Grand Rapids Junior College. Her father was a magician and Mrs. Horowitz started in magic when she was nine years old, personal recollections. Transcript summary
Hoyle, Margaret Porter: 1989
Early selttlers in 1840s and their role in settling present day Wyoming. Teacher at South HS and GRJC. Transcript summary
Judd, Dorothy Leonard (Mrs. Siegel): 1980
Michigan Constitutional Convention. Transcript summary
Kindel, Mary Harvey (Mrs. Thomas): 1990
Lathrop, Marion Bertsch Gray: 1990
Maurits, Evangeline "Gene": 1971
Newman, Dorothy: 1994
Erlene "Beans" Risinger: 2001
Roelofs, Barbara: 1989
Rosenzweig, Dora (Mrs. Leonard): 1996
Spencer, Leona: 1995
Years working for betterment of children’s lives through DSS, volunteer activities at First Community Church, better community relations. Transcript.
Starr, Myrtle Bixler: 1989
Thiel, Sister Agnes C.: 1999
Wade, Virgilia: 2001
Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council
PO Box 68874