Oral History Collection

The Nicki Newman Tanner

Oral History Collection

As part of JWA’s mission to expand the narrative of Jewish history, we have collected and recorded hundreds of interviews with leaders, activists, and community members across the United States, documenting their encounters with major events and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and the many ways that gender, class, place, and religious and ethnic identities have shaped women’s lives. With generous support from Nicki Newman Tanner,  Mass Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are proud to make these interviews and transcripts available to the public. All entries include transcripts; audio or video recordings are also available where narrator permissions allow. 

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Rosalie Harris

DAVAR: Vermont Jewish Women's History Project

Ann Buffum and Sandy Gartner interviewed Rosalie Harris on April 10, 2007, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, as part of the DAVAR: Vermont Jewish Women's Oral History Project. Harris discusses her childhood in Montreal, her nursing career, her marriage, their experiences during World War II, running a clothing store, their involvement in the Jewish community, her volunteer work, and reflections on family and interfaith connections.

Hinda Miller

DAVAR: Vermont Jewish Women's History Project

Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner interviewed Hinda Miller on December 5, 2006, in Burlington, Vermont as part of DAVAR's Vermont Jewish Oral History Project. Miller details her family background, travels to Lithuania, Ireland, and England, growing up in Montreal, educational experiences, involvement in yoga and Kabbalah, inventing the sports bra, political career as a state senator, and reflections on her family and Jewish identity.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Oral History Collection." (Viewed on May 29, 2024) <http://jwa.org/oralhistories>.