Interview List

Following is a list of women who have been interviewed for the Worcester Women's Oral History Project. Many transcripts are accessible by clicking on the highlighted names. All transcripts are accessible in a repository at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University  

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Name Interview Date Note
PDF icon Rivera, Sarai Transcript.pdf Sarai Rivera 07/23/2018 Worcester City Councilor; Minister; Social Activist
PDF icon Robertson_Sara_WWOHP.pdf Sara Robertson 10/04/2006 First Woman Mayor of Worcester, MA
Susan Rodgers 03/15/2019 Professor, College of the Holy Cross
PDF icon rodriguez-parker_gladys_spa_rev.pdf Gladys Rodríguez-Parker 03/18/2011 Spanish Interview - Senior District Representative, Congressman James P. McGovern
PDF icon rodriguez-parker_gladys_eng_rev.pdf Gladys Rodríguez-Parker 03/18/2011 English translation - Senior District Representative,Congressman James P. McGovern
PDF icon Rose_MaryJane_wwohp_edit-1.pdf Mary Jane Rose 03/15/2007 Worcester Teacher
PDF icon rosenlund_linda.pdf Linda Rosenlund 11/23/2010 College Administrator; Founder of Worcester Women's Oral History Project
PDF icon Ross_Dorian-edit.pdf Dorian Ross 10/23/2007 Intergenerational Urban Institute, Worcester State College
Briana Roy 11/13/2006 College Student
Carleen Roy-Butler 09/29/2013 Director, Reach Out Center, Assumption College
Tina Rumrill 02/27/2009 Resident of Great Brook Valley
PDF icon Saba_Katherine_wwohp1edit.pdf Kate Saba 03/30/2009 Fitness Trainer, Nursing Student
PDF icon Sabelli_Susan_wwohp_edit.pdf Susan Sabelli 03/22/2009 College Professor and Clinical Coordinator of Human Services and Rehabilitation Counseling
PDF icon Safford_Brenda_wwohp1edit.pdf Brenda Safford 03/30/2009 College Administrator, Director of Multicultural Affairs
PDF icon Sakats, Mallory Mason edit.pdf Mallory Mason Sakats 03/14/2019 Co-owner, ENT Billing; Boston Marathon Runner
PDF icon sanchez_wilma_interview.pdf Wilma Sanchez 03/24/2011 Licensed Addiction Drug Counselor
PDF icon Sanderson_Laurel_wwohp_pdf.Edit.pdf Laurel Sanderson 10/23/2006 Clark graduate, Long-time Hanover employee
PDF icon savageau_judith_edit_wwohp.pdf Judith Savageau 04/10/2012 Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health; Massachusetts Association for the Blind Board Member
PDF icon sawyer_anh_vu_edited.pdf Anh Vu Sawyer 03/28/2013 Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts; Author
PDF icon Scafidi_Jacqueline_wwohp.pdf Jacqueline Scafidi 11/10/2009 Senior Computer Consultant
PDF icon ShaefferDuffey, Claire.pdf Claire Schaeffer-Duffy 03/29/2017 Member, SS Francis and Therese Catholic Worker House; Freelance Journalist
Martha Scheffer 10/31/2006 College Administrator
PDF icon schwartz_zelda.pdf Zelda Schwartz 11/09/2010 Psychotherapist; Retired Director of Family Therapy at Jewish Family Services
Sandy Scola 04/10/2006 Assistant Director, Early Childhood Center, Jewish Community Center
PDF icon Scott_Dennise_wwohp_pdf.edit.pdf Dennise Scott 05/08/2007 ASL teacher, Deaf interpreter
PDF icon Scully-Hill_Susan_wwohp_edit.pdf Susan Scully-Hill 03/25/2009 College Professor of Human Services and Social Rehabilitation Studies
PDF icon Seager, Carol -edit.pdf Carol Seager 03/28/2019 Owner, Carol Seager Associates geriatric case management
Susan Seibel 10/06/2006 Director, Intensive English Language Institute
PDF icon sessions_cathy.pdf Cathy Sessions 10/21/2014 Marketing Director, Notre Dame Health Care
PDF icon Shanley, Suzanne Belote.pdf Suzanne Belote Shanley 03/27/2017 Co-founder of Agape Community; Educator;Activist
PDF icon Shapiro_Sadie_edit_wwohp.pdf Sadie Shapiro 11/13/2008 Office Supervisor at Paul Revere Insurance Company, Mother of Three
PDF icon Shea, Rachael edit.pdf Rachael Shea 04/14/2019 Librarian; Sacred Fire Keeper
PDF icon Shivick.Jane_WWOHP.pdf Jane Shivick 02/28/2008 Opera singer; Professional voice teacher; College choir director
Amanda Shusta 04/25/2005 College Student; Restaurant Worker
Kathy Siggins 10/09/2006 Occupational Therapist
PDF icon silveri_audrey.pdf Audrey Silveri 11/22/2010 Retired Director of the Nursing Program at Anna Maria College
PDF icon Sinkis_Deborah_wwohp_edit.pdf Deborah Sinkis 03/16/2007 Worcester Public School Teacher and Principal
PDF icon SkehanCarol_wwohp.pdf Carol Skehan 11/13/2008 Venerini nun, Teacher, Photographer, Motorcycle enthusiast
PDF icon smalley_faye_transcript_-_edit.pdf Faye Smalley 10/02/2016 99 years old; Owned neighborhood grocery store
PDF icon Smith_Anne_Marie.pdf Anne-Marie Smith 02/09/2009 Teacher of the Deaf at The Learning Center
PDF icon Ellen_Smith_WWOHP.pdf Ellen Arlene Smith 10/26/2006 Secretary at Ft. Devens in WWII, Worcester Art Museum docent, Music Guild Board Member
PDF icon st_john_linda_-_edit.pdf Linda St.John 11/13/2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Fallon Community Health Plan
PDF icon stanovich_jennifer.pdf Jennifer Stanovich 11/17/2010 Executive Director of Holden Area Chamber of Commerce
PDF icon starbard_ann_edit.pdf Ann Starbard 11/13/2015 Goat Cheese Farmer, Crystal Brook Farm
PDF icon StewartOna_wwohp_pdf.edit.pdf Ona Stewart 02/19/2008 Craft Store Worker
PDF icon Straehle, Birgit Transcript edit.pdf Birgit Straehle 10/06/2017 Art Conservator, Worcester Art Museum; Owner, Sprinkler Factory
Susan Strandberg 11/11/2010 Program Manager, Notre Dame du Lac Educational Bridge Center
PDF icon Virginia_Swain_WWOHP.pdf Virginia Swain 10/28/2007 Peace Corps volunteer, teacher, UN worker, activist
PDF icon sweeney_susan_edit.pdf Susan Sweeney 11/12/2015 Professor, College of the Holy Cross; Former President Worcester County Poetry Association
PDF icon Szarkowski_Amy_wwohp.pdf Amy Szarkowski 04/08/2008 Psychologist working with deaf children