A Guide to the Jane Hannemann Today’s Pioneer Women Oral Histories, 1984-1985
From 1984 through 1985, actress Jane Hannemann conducted interviews with thirty-three women from Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas in preparation for a one-woman performance about pioneer women.
Consisting of thirty audio tapes with accompanying transcripts, the Jane Hannemann "Today’s Pioneer Women" Oral Histories, 1984-1985, document the lives of thirty-three women from Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, ranging in age from 70 years to the mid-90s, in preparation for Hannemann’s performance about pioneer women. The collection describes these women’s experiences as homemakers, ranchers, and teachers on the High Plains in the early to mid-1900s.
This collection is open for research use.
Jane Hannemann "Today’s Pioneer Women" Oral Histories, 1984-1985, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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