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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.”
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...
Scope and Contents In this interview, Dr. Sarah Covington discusses her journey from being a media studies major in college to becoming a history professor at Queens College, the book about Cromwell that she was writing at the time of the interview, the benefits of a sabbatical she recently took, and the various history classes she enjoys teaching. This interview was conducted as part of English 395W, "Theory and Practice of Oral History," taught by professors Bette Weidman and Ben Alexander.