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 on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University  

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Name Interview Date Note
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
PDF icon Tellier, Susan Transcript Edited.pdf Susan Tellier 10/03/2019 Management Engineering Officer, U.S. Air Force; College Finance Officer, Member of WISE
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
Patricia Toney 10/06/2017 Professor and Dean, Quinsigamond Community College
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_spa_rev.pdf Dolly Vazquez 03/18/2011 Spanish Interview - Cultural Events Organizer, Centro Las Américas; Lugar de origen: Puerto Rico
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 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 Viapiano, Elena Transcript edit.pdf Elena Viapiano 10/01/2018 Owner, Baked bakery
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 Watson, Margaret -edit.pdf Margaret Watson 03/17/2019 Professor and Dean, Quinsigamond Community 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 Wheeler, Teresa Transcript.pdf Teresa Wheeler 04/20/2017 Social Justice Activist; Entrepreneur
PDF icon WheelerWendy_wwohp_Edit.pdf Wendy Wheeler 10/23/2006 Former Owner, Wendy's Clark Bruch, Main South
PDF icon white_may_rev.pdf May White 07/28/2011 Descendent of Clara Barton; 103 years old
PDF icon white_karen_jean.pdf Karen Jean White 11/19/2010 Dance Teacher and Owner of Dance Studio
Judith White 04/07/2008 College Student and College Employee
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
Joanne W. Wilcox 10/26/2005 Worcester area EMT
PDF icon williams_erin-transcript_edit.pdf Erin Williams 10/14/2016 City of Worcester’s Cultural Development Officer and Executive Director of the Worcester Cultural Coalition
PDF icon Williams_Jill_edit_wwohp.pdf Jill Williams 11/23/2008 Episcopalian Priest, Associate Rector
PDF icon witkes_ann.pdf Ann Witkes 07/11/2011 Hairdresser, Born in 1914
Susan Wobst 10/05/2016 Consultant, Nonprofit management; Managing Director of Vital Voices Global Partnership
PDF icon Wolanin, Regina.pdf Regina Wolanin 09/09/2016 Teacher, Dental Assistant, Secretary
PDF icon wood_jennifer_transcript_-edit.pdf Jennifer Wood 10/24/2016 Owner of Amethyst Point Massage
PDF icon Woodbrooks_Catherine_WWOHP.pdf Catherine Woodbrooks 10/22/2009 Vice President of Student Affairs, Assumption College