Summary Information
Title: Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health Oral History Project Records
Collection Number: AIS.1978.11
Creator: Krause, Corinne Azen

Collection Dates: 1975-1977
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (225 interviews)

Language: English

Abstract:
Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health is a comparative oral history study by Corinne Azen Krause of three generations of Italian, Jewish and Slavic American women of the Pittsburgh area. The study was undertaken as a search for specific information about women and about ethnicity on the premise that such information will prove value to curriculum planners, educators, and professionals responsible for the delivery of mental health services. The collection consists of 225 interview transcripts.
Sponsor:

Project sponsored by the Institute of Pluralism and Group Identity and funded by the Maurice Falk Medical Fund with Corinne Azen Krause as project director.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

March 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health is a comparative oral history study by Corinne Azen Krause of three generations of Italian, Jewish and Slavic American women of the Pittsburgh area. The study was undertaken as a search for specific information about women and about ethnicity on the premise that such information will prove value to curriculum planners, educators, and professionals responsible for the delivery of mental health services. The collection consists of 225 interview transcripts.

The interviewees have been anonymized and are only referred to as a code which correlates to each folder. A complete list of the anonymous interviewees is available in Box 1, Folder 1. This document lists the code number, date of birth, place of birth, occupation, and length of transcription (pages).

Within each interview folder, a preliminary questionnaire exists for each interviewee along with the typed transcript. The questionnaire consists of the following questions: Name (code); Address; DOB; Place of birth, if born outside of Pittsburgh; Date of moving here; Highest level of education; Occupation; Mother's DOB, place, highest level of education, occupation; Father's DOB, place, highest level of education, occupation; Brothers (number/DOB); Sisters (number/DOB); Are you married?; Date of marriage; Husband's DOB, place, highest level of education, occupation; and Children (sex, DOB, education, occupation).

The case file contains a report titled "Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters" of findings of "Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health" by Ms. Krause.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Italian Americans -- Interviews
  • Italian Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Jewish women -- Interviews
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Slavic Americans -- Interviews
  • Slavic Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Women -- Conduct of life
  • Women -- Interviews
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Women -- Social conditions

Corporate Names
  • Maurice Falk Medical Fund.

Locations
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social conditions

Genres/Forms
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (Document genres)
  • Transcripts

Category
  • Ethnic groups
  • Women

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Corinne Azen Krause, 1978.

Preferred Citation:

Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health Oral History Project Records, 1975-1977, AIS.1978.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Copyright:

All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.


Collection Inventory
Box 1 I-1-A > I-17-C
Box 2 I-18-A > S-8-C
Box 3 S-9-A > S-25-C
Box 4 J-1-A > J-14-C
Box 5 J-15-A > J-26-C