Vacha, Dr. Kathryn parts 2/3 (tape #14 sides a/b)

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Tape stock length: 60 min
Running Time: 35min


Dr. Vacha continues her discussion of feminism and how she relates to and interprets the movement for her life. She talks about the impact of the expanding student population on the graduate program.
Label Contents: 10/13/1976



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Friel, Jack


Vacha, Dr. Kathryn


Running Time: 35min

Time Summary

-10 Min: stresses the point that she is not an ardent feminist, due to the fact that she is spearheading the push for more women's studies courses at WCSU; general discussion of the women's movement and how she interprets it personally; the role of both genders in the days of the Danbury Normal School;
10-20 Min: influx of male teachers helped to improve the salary scale for female teachers; more discussion about the gender roles at WCSU in the early years;
20-30 Min: discussion of maintaining the graduate studies catalog; m.a. in oceanology, m.a. psychology, and m.s. in social sciences were being added at the time; how the growing student population affected the graduate program; from 1968-1969 the graduate population doubled;
30-40 Min: origins of the multiple commencement ceremonies which started in 1972;



Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Vacha, Dr. Kathryn parts 2/3 (tape #14 sides a/b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 Jan. 2020.


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