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 at the Radcliffe Institute.

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    Worcester Women's History Project
    30 Elm Street
    Worcester, MA 01609
Name Interview Date Note
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
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
Elaine Tateronis 10/23/2006 College Professor
PDF icon tatum_polly_-_edit.pdf Polly Tatum 11/25/2013 Lawyer; third woman and first person of color to serve as President of Worcester County Bar Association
PDF icon Taylor_Stephanie_WWOHP.pdf Stephanie Taylor 10/20/2009 Counselor, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Carla Thomson 11/01/2005 Worcester volunteer
PDF icon tigan_laurie_edit_wwohp.pdf Laurie Tigan 03/13/2012 Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester; Teacher
PDF icon Timko-Hochkeppel_Kendra_wwohp_pdf.edit.pdf Kendra Timko-Hochkeppel 01/29/2008 Business Owner, Former Director of Independent Living Services at Deaf, Inc.
PDF icon timm_rosa_lee_wwohp.pdf Rosa Lee Timm 02/13/2010 Deaf actress
PDF icon tolomeo_jeanne.pdf Jeanne Tolomeo 11/29/2010 Geriatric Care Manager
Nellie Toney 10/21/2012 Program Coordinator of the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Program in the UMASS Medical School; Nipmuc Tribe
PDF icon TruePatricia_wwohp.edit.pdf Patricia True 10/16/2006 Mother, volunteer, worked in hospitals, funeral homes, banks
PDF icon truesdell_josephine_transcript_-_edit.pdf Josephine Truesdell 09/24/2016 Teacher at Bancroft School; Volunteer at Children's Friend
PDF icon tsandikos_transcript_-edit.pdf Kathryn Tsandikos 04/18/2013 Co-owner, Coney Island Hot Dogs
Karen Turner 04/18/2013 Professor at College of the Holy Cross
PDF icon Vayo_Samantha_wwohp_edit.pdf Samantha Vayo 04/09/2008 Student, Model, Special Olympics Athlete
PDF icon vazquez_dolly__eng_rev.pdf Dolly Vazquez 03/18/2011 English Translation - Cultural Events Organizer, Centro Las Américas; Born in Puerto Rico
PDF icon vazquez_dolly_spa_rev.pdf Dolly Vazquez 03/18/2011 Spanish Interview - Cultural Events Organizer, Centro Las Américas; Lugar de origen: Puerto Rico
PDF icon velez_ivy_2011.pdf Ivy Velez 03/01/2011 Intensive Care Coordinator working with deaf
PDF icon verderese_patricia_edited.pdf Patricia Verderese 03/26/2013 Teacher;Religious Education Director; Member of the First Class of Women at Assumption College
PDF icon Viles_Sharon_Smith_wwohp.pdf Sharon Smith Viles 10/24/2008 Nurse, mother of five, painter, volunteer at Abby’s House and Worcester Women’s History Project
PDF icon Walker_Elizabeth_wwohp.pdf Elizabeth Walker 11/13/2008 College Public Affairs Director, Teacher
PDF icon Wallace_Janet_wwohp.pdf Janet Wallace 02/13/2009 Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Interpreter Services
PDF icon Walsh, Meredith.pdf Meredith Walsh 05/31/2017 Co-founder Worcester Refugee Assistance Project; Peace Corps Vounteer
PDF icon watermann_victoria.pdf Victoria Waterman 10/22/2014 CEO, Girls Inc.
PDF icon Waters_Kristin.pdf Kristin Waters 10/13/2006 Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, Worcester State College
PDF icon Joan_Webster_WWOHP.pdf Joan Webster 11/13/2006 Educator, mother, activist, founder of Clark University literary magazine
PDF icon welch_lori.pdf Lori Welch 11/12/2010 Dental Hygienist, volunteer
PDF icon westerling_luanne_-_edit.pdf Luanne Westerling 11/13/2013 Associate Dean of Business Studies, Program Chair Business Communications, Nichols College
PDF icon wharton_charlotte_transcript.pdf Charlotte Wharton 02/13/2016 Artist, Painted the Portrait of Abby Kelley Foster at Mechanics Hall
PDF icon WheelerWendy_wwohp_Edit.pdf Wendy Wheeler 10/23/2006 Former Owner, Wendy's Clark Bruch, Main South
PDF icon Wheeler, Teresa Transcript.pdf Teresa Wheeler 04/20/2017 Social Justice Activist; Entrepreneur
PDF icon white_may_rev.pdf May White 07/28/2011 Descendent of Clara Barton; 103 years old
Judith White 04/07/2008 College Student and College Employee
PDF icon white_karen_jean.pdf Karen Jean White 11/19/2010 Dance Teacher and Owner of Dance Studio
Jessica Whitman-Raymond 11/08/2005 Student Activist
PDF icon wierbik_urzula.pdf Urzula Wierbik 10/22/2010 Cleaning Company Owner, Polish Immigrant
Judith Wilchynski 12/05/2013 Physical Therapist; Volunteer Abby's House, Girl Scouts