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Scope and Contents In this interview, Dr. Bette Weidman discusses the start and development of her career as an English professor at Queens College. She also muses about how her interest in Queens College oral histories began, and the appeal of the genre as “a community of scholars conversing.”
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract This collection contains physical and digital items related to several oral history projects and courses conducted by Dr. Bette Weidman, professor of English at Queens College, between 1980 and 2012.
Scope and Contents In the first of these two interviews, Dr. Mary Reuder discusses various aspects of her academic career: the importance of being active in one’s academic community as well as outside it, the difficulty of getting academic jobs especially at a time when discrimination against women was common, her view that there is no conflict between religious belief and science as well as the anti-Catholic prejudice she experienced as a young academic in the 1960s.In the second interview, she...