Crossing Borders: The UCSC Women's Center, 1985-2005
Interviewed and edited by Irene Reti.
2005, 415 pp.
For the complete text [PDF] of Crossing Borders: The UCSC Women's Center, 1985-2005 (E-Scholarship). There is audio for some of these oral histories which can be accessed through the Supporting Material link in the bottom left hand of the page.
Founded with a broad vision far beyond that of most academic women's centers, the UCSC Women's Center has served not only students, but also staff and faculty, as well as the surrounding community. Conceived of and completed for the twentieth anniversary, of the Women's Center, this oral history volume features seven interviews with narrators who address the vision and achievements, as well as the challenges faced by the Women's Center over time. The interviews are with two of the founding faculty, Helene Moglen and Marge Frantz, as well as five staff women who served as either directors or assistant directors, or both: Kathie Olsen, Beatriz Lopez-Flores, Arlyn Osborne, Shane Snowdon, and Roberta Valdez.