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The VFA Oral History Project


The mission of the Veteran Feminists of America is to honor, record and preserve the history of the women’s movement. To achieve this, VFA has launched a project to preserve the stories of Second Wave feminist activists from 1963 to 1982.

VFA Video Project

The VFA Oral History Project is capturing the first-person stories of activists who impacted all areas of American life and society throughout the U.S. That’s where you come in.

If you were a Second Wave activist who changed America, we want to record your story. Here are some options:

  • Ask someone who knows about your experiences to interview you. It could be videotaped (even using a smartphone) or recorded via audio. Ideally the sound is good quality.
  • We can interview you via telephone. If you would like to be interviewed over the phone, please email us at oralhistory@veteranfeministsofamerica.org. Please provide a short description of your activism along with your contact information. We will be in touch with you.

If you know of other Second Wave feminists whose story has not been told, please provide the name, contact information and a few sentences about the person to oralhistory@veteranfeministsofamerica.org.

Here is a list of questions to guide you through your interview:

  • Name
  • Where were you active in the women’s movement?
  • What years?
  • How did you get involved?
  • What was your involvement? What organization, if any? What was your role(s)?
  • What issues were of greatest concern to you?
  • What were your major accomplishments?
  • What is your most memorable and important experience?
  • How has your involvement in the movement affected your later life (personally and professionally)?

This is an incredibly important project, and we need your participation. Only those of us who were active in the movement can tell our own stories. It’s more important than ever that we record and collect our stories now.

Thanks much for your willingness to participate. Please let us know if you plan to by emailing VFA at oralhistory@veteranfeministsofamerica.org.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact either of us.

In Sisterhood, 

VFA Oral History Project Co-Chairs

Mary Jean Collins, maryjeandc@gmail.com

Kathy Rand, ksrand@icloud.com