Ethnic Women of Cleveland


Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Additional Project Participants

Mia Assante, Rebecca Bailey, Ryan DePrentis, Caitlin Gelin-Milam, Jonathan Herr, Carolyn Hersch, Joanne O'Dell, Achala Wali


In 1986, Dr. Jeanette Tuve of Cleveland State University conducted a series of interviews with 29 women of eastern European birth or heritage. Many of these conversations were with women who remembered World War II or the Great Depression.

Sponsored by the The Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center and the History Department and funded by the George Gund Foundation, the project focused on the women's experiences building homes and communities in America while retaining their ethnic traditions.

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Cleveland Memory Project

What is Cleveland Memory?

The Cleveland Memory Project is a freely searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, built by the Michael Schwartz Library at the Cleveland State University in collaboration with a host of community partners around Northeast Ohio.

Ethnic Women of Cleveland