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  • Mary Garber Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Mary Garber Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Mary Garber went to work as a society editor at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal in 1940, then transferred to sports in 1946 for a life-long career. She recalled her love of sports reporting, the…

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  • Mary Garber Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Mary Garber Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Mary Garber went to work as a society editor at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal in 1940, then transferred to sports in 1946 for a life-long career. She recalled her love of sports reporting, the…

    253 views
  • Betsy Wade Oral History Interview
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    Betsy Wade Oral History Interview

    Betsy Wade talked about her life and career. She was the first woman copy reader ever hired by The New York Times, the first woman chief copy editor on the foreign desk, and the writer of the “Practical…

    513 views
  • Dorothy Gilliam Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Gilliam Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Gilliam talked about her life and career. In 1961 she was the first African-American woman to work as a reporter for the Washington Post. She later became assistant editor for the Style section and…

    646 views
  • Eileen Shanahan Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Eileen Shanahan Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Eileen Shanahan talked about her life and career. In the early 1960s Eileen Shanahan was the first female reporter in the New York Times Washington Bureau to cover anything other than first ladies.…

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  •  Eileen Shanahan Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Eileen Shanahan Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Eileen Shanahan talked about her life and career. In the early 1960s Eileen Shanahan was the first female reporter in the New York Times Washington Bureau to cover anything other than first ladies.…

    339 views
  • Ruth Cowan Nash Oral History Interview
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    Ruth Cowan Nash Oral History Interview

    During World War II, Ruth Cowan Nash worked as a reporter for the Associated Press. She travelled overseas to Africa and Europe covering stories relating to the war and was often attached to the Women’s Army…

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