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“Voices of American Homemakers” Oral History Project

Identifier: MF065

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of interviews with women from various states about their involvement with the Extension Council and their roles as homemakers.


  • 1985

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. The NEHC grants users full photocopying privileges and “fair use” publication rights to a maximum of 5,000 words from the entire collection. Publication in excess of 5,000 words requires written consent of the president of the National Extension Homemakers Council, Inc. Please include in the citation “National Extension Homemakers Oral History Collection."


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NA1931 Indexed interviews sponsored by the National Extension Homemakers Council commemorating the 50th anniversary of the organization's founding. Includes over 200 interviews with women from 36 states about their involvement with the Extension Council and their roles as homemakers. See also published book: Arnold, Eleanor, ed. Voices of American Homemakers. n.p.: National Extension Homemakers Council, c1985. Text: edited index. Recordings: C0250 - C0421.

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Guide to the “Voices of American Homemakers” Oral History Project
In Progress
Amanda Marden
March 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States