Frieda Fligelman discusses her decision to attend college and the college prep classes she took in high school. She talks about doing her undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fligelman describes the formation of the Consumers League in Wisconsin and hearing Emma Goldman speak in Madison, Wisconsin. She also talks about attending Columbia University for graduate school and having to petition the University to allow her to take a course on constitutional law. She also describes working as a sociological researcher for the United States Department of Labor Statistics in New York. She ends by discussing the societal expectations for women to marry, and why she chose an academic career over marriage.
This interview is interrupted by a telephone call and never resumed.
For additional information on Frieda Fligelman, see oral history interview OH 049-014.
Women’s education; University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Emma Goldman; Political activism; Consumers League, Wisconsin; Columbia University, New York; United States Department of Labor Statistics; Sociology; Marriage, 20th century; Women, marital status
Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral History Number
OH 049-015, 016
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)
Fligelman, Frieda, "Frieda Fligelman Interview" (1976). Montana Women’s Oral History Project. 6.