Oral History Interview with Margaret Collins Weitz (SOH-045 audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral History Interview with Margaret Collins Weitz (SOH-045 audio recording and transcript)

Date

2018

Description

Margaret Collins Weitz, professor emerita and former chair of Suffolk University’s Humanities and Modern Languages Department, discusses her non-traditional path into academia, her research, and her career at Suffolk. She begins with a description of her experiences growing up as child during the Great Depression and her Fulbright experiences in France which inspired her seminal research into women in the French Resistance. Dr. Weitz describes her campus involvement which ranged from reshaping her department and its educational offerings, supporting students from all backgrounds, to convening international conferences at Suffolk. She discusses the university’s dramatic growth, demographic changes, and the creation of international campuses in Madrid, Spain and Dakar, Senegal. The interview concludes with a discussion of Weitz’s post-retirement career, including several notable recognitions she received from the French government for her scholarship related to France and French women.

Source

Suffolk University Oral History Project

Rights

Copyright Suffolk University. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Type

Video recording

Format

Oral histories
MP4
PDF

Language

English

Identifier

SOH-045

Embedded Media


Duration

1:21:21

Files

soh-0045_transcript.pdf

Citation

Weitz, Margaret Collins and Riordan, Patrick, “Oral History Interview with Margaret Collins Weitz (SOH-045 audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 18, 2019, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/15033.

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