This session features excerpts from Claremont Oral History Program interviews begun in 2009 to record and preserve the voices of Mormon women. Sponsored by the Singer Foundation, the project aims to collect 100 extensive transcribed interviews that deal with personal biography, attitudes toward LDS women’s issues, and Church experience. The interviews are conducted by Mormon Studies students and by women of the community. Interviewees have been chosen by group and individual nominations. Tonight’s lively reader’s theater-style presentations are the result of analyzing information on specific subjects from different women’s interviews, from women’s attitudes about fertility to education in Mormon culture, to defining relationships during dating, marriage, and singlehood, and how women navigate in a patriarchal church.
CLAUDIA L. BUSHMAN, LISA CLAYTON, LAUREN KENNARD, CAROLINE KLINE, BETHANY SAUNDERS