Guide to the Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection MSS.2010.06.10 MSS.2010.06.10

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection
source: Matthews, Glenna
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.06.10
Physical Description: 4 boxes (2.29 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1984-2014
Abstract: The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1984-2014, consists of fifty-one oral histories, forty-one of which have been transcribed. Historian Glenna Matthews conducted these interviews as part of the research for her book, Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003).

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, MSS-2010-06-10, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Elizabeth Lopez. Finding aid EAD encoded by Elizabeth Lopez. Updated by Lisa Zakharova. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.
Collection rearranged and rehoused by Dana V. Lema in July, 2017

Project Information

This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

Project History

Dr. Glenna Matthews, historian, received her B.A. from San José State University in 1969 and in 1977 she received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Matthews is the author of several books on the history of U.S. women. Among her major publications are Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003), Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place, 1630-1970 (1992), and "Just a Housewife" : The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America (1987). Matthews has worked as an associate professor at Oklahoma State University and a visiting associate professor at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles. In addition, Matthews also served as the principal consultant for an award-winning documentary about historian Angie Debo.

Related Material

South Bay Second Wave Feminist Oral History Project, MSS-2006-06-30, San José State University Archives Collection.
Dianne McKenna Papers. MSS-1997-02. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt767nc8vv 
Janet Gray Hayes Papers. MSS-2002-01. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4v19r0fx 
Susan Hammer Papers. MSS-2007-04-01. San José State University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6r29r199 

Scope and Content

The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1984-2014, consists of fifty-one oral history interviews and forty-one transcriptions. Historian, Glenna Matthews, conducted these interviews as part of the research for her book, Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (2003). Matthews' study originated from her dissertation, which she completed at Stanford in the 1970s. She extended her original research on Santa Clara County in the Great Depression to include the transformation of the "Valley of the Hearts Delight"-reflecting the agricultural roots of the region-to become known as the "Silicon Valley," from mid-century to the present. The focus of this work is on the social and economic history of the region, with a specific focus on women workers. She documented the workforce during the agricultural hey-day through the modern era of high-tech industries. The book and the oral interviews demonstrate how poor and immigrant women have shouldered the work production, while making the lowest wages. Moreover, the oral histories provide primary sources that document the diverse experiences of individuals living in this region, while providing the historical context for understanding the sweeping changes that produced the Silicon Valley. The collection consists of audio cassette tapes, transcriptions, and select release forms from the interviewers. The interviews include: Alvarado, Jaime; Bacon, David; Batchet, Robert; Brownstein, Bob; Butcher, Robert; Caleb, Ambrosio; Case, John; Ching, Vicky Kwon; Coates, Karen; Cruz, Jose; Cuffman, Rebecca; Dean, Amy; Degler, Carl; Farrell, Harry; Ferri, Dora Peregrina; Ficarotta, I.G.; Figueroa, Bruno; Goddard, Joan; Gonzales, Ron; Hammer, Susan; Hawes, Amanda; Henley, Albert; Krutko, Leslye; Krutko, Paul; La Barbera, Joe; Lamborn, Patricia; Liccardo, Sam; Lofgren, Zoe; Macleod, George; Manan, Romie; Mar, Warren; Marshall, Rachel; Mavrogenes, Harry; McCaffrey, Mercedes; McCrorey, Dee; Mendacci, Norma; Naslund, Leila; Newell, Amy; Payne, Perley; Perea, Theresa; Phan, Lien; Powell, Deborah; Rocha, L.H.; Ruffo, Al; Sanchez, Sig; Sawicky, Ed; Schoennauer, Gary; Segler, Carl; Shope, Claudia; Smith, Arlene; Smith, Ted; Taylor, Frank; Wakefield, Barbara; Wilson, Susanne; Woods, Pat; Zimmerman, Marlene.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Transcriptions; Series II. Recordings; Series III. Interviewee Documentation and Research Notes.

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic versions of transcripts available

Bibliography

Matthews, Glenna. Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, Opportunity in the Twentieth Century (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Agriculture -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- History
California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Politics and government
Women -- Political activity -- California
Women computer industry employees -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
Women in technology -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
Ambrosio, Caleb
Bacon, David
Brownstein, Bob
Butcher, Robert
Case, John
Ching, Vicki Kwok
Coates, Karen
Cruz, Jose
Dean, Amy
Degler, Carl N.
Farrell, Harry, 1924 -
Ficarotta, I.G. "Slugger"
Ferri, Dora P.
Goddard, Joan
Cuffman, Rebecca
Hawes, Amanda
Henley, Albert
LaBarbera, Joe
Lamborn, Patricia
Lofgren, Zoe, 1947-
Alvarado, Jaime
Liccardo, Sam, Mayor
Krutko, Paul
Krutko, Leslye
Figueroa, Bruno
Gonzales, Ronald R., 1951-
Hammer, Susan
Mar, Warren
MacLeod, George
Mencacci, Norma
Naslund, Leila
Newell, Amy
Phan, Lien
Manan, Romie
Marshall, Rachel
McCaffrey, Mercedes
McCrorey, Dee
Payne, Perley
Perea, Theresa
Powell, Deborah
Rocha, L.H. "Louie"
Ruffo, Al
Sanchez, Sig
Sawicki, Ed
Shope, Claudia
Smith, Arline
Smith, Ted
Wakefield, Barbara
Wilson, Susanne
Zimmerman, Marlene
Woods, Pat
Taylor, Frank
Schoennauer, Gary J.
Mavrogenes, Harry
Matthews, Glenna

 

Series I. Transcriptions 1984-2014

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

Scope and Contents

This series consistes of transcripts of 41 of the 51 interviews conducted by Glenna Matthews.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ambrosio, Caleb; Cruz, Jose & McCaffrey, Mercedes 10-26-1999

Box 1, Folder 2

Bacon, David 09-08-1998

Box 1, Folder 3

Brownstein, Bob 07-01-2000

Box 1, Folder 4

Butcher, Robert 01-26-1986

Box 1, Folder 5

Case, John 05-29-1999

Box 1, Folder 6

Ching, Vicki Kwok 12-02-1999

box 1, folder 7

Coates, Karen 06-02-1999

Box 1, folder 8

Cruz, Jose; Ambrosio, Caleb & McCaffrey, Mercedes 10-26-1999

Box 1, folder 9

Cuffman, Rebecca; Goddard, Joan & Powell, Deborah 06-04-2000

Box 1, Folder 10

Dean, Amy 12-01-1998

Box 1, Folder 11

Degler, Carl 11-24-2012

Box 1, folder 12

Farrell, Harry 10-09-1996

Box 1, Folder 13

Ferri, Dora P. 09-18-1999

Box 1, Folder 14

Ficarotta, I.G. "Slugger" 05-03-1988

Box 1, folder 15

Goddard, Joan; Cuffman, Rebecca & Powell, Deborah 06-04-2000

Box 1, Folder 16

Hawes, Amanda 06-05-2000

Box 1, Folder 17

Henley, Albert 10-28-1996

Box 1, Folder 18

LaBarbera, Joe 05-08-1988

Box 1, Folder 19

Lamborn, Patricia 03-01-1999

Box 1, folder 20

Lofgren, Zoe 07-10-1994

Box 2, Folder 1

MacLeod, George 09-20-1998

Box 2, Folder 2

Manan, Romie 09-29-1998

Box 2, folder 3

Mar, Warren 09-24-1998

Box 2, Folder 4

Marshall, Rachel 03-22-1999

Box 2, Folder 5

McCaffrey, Mercedes; Ambrosio, Caleb & Cruz, Jose 10-26-1999

box 2, folder 6

McCrorey, Dee 06-01-1999

Box 2, folder 7

Mencacci, Norma 10-20-1998

Box 2, Folder 8

Naslund, Leila 10-05-1996

Box 2, folder 9

Newell, Amy 05-10-1999

Box 2, Folder 10

Payne, Perley 02-16-1986

Box 2, Folder 11

Perea, Theresa 11-30-1998

Box 2, Folder 12

Phan, Lien 01-17-1998

Box 2, folder 13

Powell, Deborah; Cuffman, Rebecca & Goddard, Joan 06-04-2000

Box 2, folder 14

Rocha, L.H. "Louie" 02-16-2001

Box 2, Folder 15

Ruffo, Al 10-10-1996

Box 2, Folder 16

Sanchez, Sig 12-03-1996

Box 2, Folder 17

Sawicki, Ed 10-01-1998

Box 2, Folder 18

Shope, Claudia 07-07-2000

Box 2, Folder 19

Smith, Arline 08-31-1998

Box 2, Folder 20

Smith, Ted 03-01-1999

Box 2, Folder 21

Wakefield, Barbara 09-27-1998

Box 2, Folder 22

Wilson, Susanne 04-06-2006

Box 2, folder 23

Woods, Pat 10-18-1998

Box 2, folder 24

Zimmerman, Marlene 09-19-1999

 

Series II. Recordings 1984-2014

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of recordings on audio cassette of 51 interviews conducted by Glenna Matthews.
Box 3

Alvarado, Jaime 11-05-2005

box 3

Bacon, David 09-08-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Brownstein, Bob 07-12-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Butcher, Robert 01-26-1986

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Case, John 05-29-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Ching, Vicki Kwok 12-02-1999

Box 3

Coates, Karen 06-02-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Cruz, Jose; Ambrosio, Caleb & McCaffrey, Mercedes 10-26-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Dean, Amy 12-01-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Degler, Carl 11-24-2012

Box 3

Farrell, Harry 10-09-1996

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Ferri, Dora P. 09-18-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Ficarotta, I.G. "Slugger" (Part I) 05-03-1988

Box 3

Ficarotta, I.G. "Slugger" (Part II) 05-03-1988

Box 3

Figueroa, Bruno 10-26-2005

Box 3

Goddard, Joan; Cuffman, Rebecca & Powell, Deborah 06-04-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Gonzales, Ron 03-22-2006

Box 3

Hammer, Susan 10-31-2005

Box 3

Hawes, Amanda 06-05-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Henley, Albert 10-28-1996

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Krutko, Leslye 11-07-2005

Box 3

Krutko, Paul 01-30-2006

Box 3

LaBarbera, Joe (Part I) 05-05-1988

Box 3

LaBarbera, Joe (Part II) 05-05-1988

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Lamborn, Patricia 03-01-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Lofgren, Zoe 07-10-1994

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 3

Liccardo, Sam 11-08-2012

Box 4

MacLeod, George 09-20-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Manan, Romie 09-29-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Mar, Warren 09-24-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 3
Box 4

Mavrogenes, Harry 11-04-2005

Box 4

Marshall, Rachel 03-22-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

McCrorey, Dee 06-01-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Mencacci, Norma 10-20-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Naslund, Leila 10-05-1996

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Newell, Amy 05-10-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Payne, Perley 02-16-1986

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Perea, Theresa 11-30-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Phan, Lien 01-17-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Rocha, L.H. "Louie" 02-16-2001

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Ruffo, Al 10-10-1996

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Sanchez, Sig 12-03-1996

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Sawicki, Ed 10-01-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Schoennauer, Gary 10-26-2005

Box 4

Shope, Claudia 07-07-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Smith, Arline 08-31-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Smith, Ted 03-01-1999

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Taylor, Frank 11-01-2005

Box 4

Wakefield, Barbara 09-27-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Wilson, Susanne 06-05-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
Box 4

Woods, Pat 10-18-1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Copy of this audio recording also in Box 4
 

Series III. Interviewee Documentation and Research Notes 1986-2014

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of permission statements signed by interviewees and publication notes.
Box 2, folder 25

Publication Notes 06-15-2005

Box 2, Folder 26

Release Forms 1998-2014