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).
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
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.
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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
The collection is open for research.