Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

The Girls' Club, San Francisco: Recollections of Members and Associates

Interviewee(s):
Applegarth, Gwendolyn Powers
Appleton, A.
Bermel, Crystal Lake
Bogart, Pauline Harris
Bonn, Adrienne
Cain, Marion Brune Hayes
Demiris, Ray Ann Iversen
Job, Lenore Peters
Marcus, Sylvia Simons
Mozley, Barbara Stewart
Olsen, Celene Sheldon
Quast, Pendleton Williams
Rohrer, Frederica Armstrong
Salmi, Hazel Gowan
Schirmer, Herbert
Schnitman, Dorothy
Selix, Leah
Thayer, Jean
Wolfsohn, Flora
Wolfsohn, Mast
Interviewer(s):
Selix, Leah
Bonn, Adrienne
Title:
The Girls' Club, San Francisco: Recollections of Members and Associates
Abstract:
At the turn of the century, Rachel Wolfsohn founded the Girls’ Club in San Francisco in order to provide a gathering place where girls, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, could engage in a range of cultural activities. In 1972, Ruth Teiser conducted an interview with Leah Selix and Adrienne Bonn, who were both long-time Girls’ Club members and whose enduring relationship began there. In 1972, Selix and Bonn continued the project, interviewing eighteen people who had been members of or associated with the Girls’ Club, capturing essential history of this cultural institution. The tapes were deposited in the Bancroft Library but not transcribed. In 2003, Adrienne Bonn supported having the Girls’ Club interviews transcribed and made available, in memory of Leah Selix. Papers and photographs from the Girls’ Club have been placed at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
1972 1973
Project:
Community and Identity - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10461934
Rights:
Applegarth, Gwendolyn Powers, A. Appleton, Crystal Lake Bermel, Pauline Harris Bogart, Adrienne Bonn, Marion Brune Hayes Cain, Ray Ann Iversen Demiris, Lenore Peters Job, Sylvia Simons Marcus, Barbara Stewart Mozley, Celene Sheldon Olsen, Pendleton Williams Quast, Frederica Armstrong Rohrer, Hazel Gowan Salmi, Herbert Schirmer, Dorothy Schnitman, Leah Selix, Jean Thayer, Flora Wolfsohn and Mast Wolfsohn. "The Girls' Club, San Francisco: Recollections of Members and Associates." Interview by Leah Selix and Adrienne Bonn in 1972 and 1973. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.