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Oral history interview with Mary Cain, January 24, 1990

 File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 10

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Mary Cain (1924-2016), professor emerita of education, conducted by Lewis Carlson on January 24, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cain discusses the School of Education and her career there, including a program on teaching the disadvantaged and a overall discussion of general education. She also touches on the position of women in education. Cain talks about being involved in the early years of AAUP, striking in 1984, and faculty/administration relationships during her time at WMU.


  • Creation: January 24, 1990



From the Series: 5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Tape has some damage and the audio skips in places. Additional discussion not transcribed between 14:45 and 46:40.

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
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