Dr. Andrea Radke Women's Oral History Project; MSSI 92
Collection Processed by: Kurt Hunsaker
Register Created by: Kurt Hunsaker
Date: February 2, 2005
Edited by: Jason Hudson
Date: July 27, 2009
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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Andrea Radke
Dr. Andrea Radke was born on July 17, 1971, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, but spent her childhood in Savanna, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in History Education and Native American Studies from Brigham Young University in 1992, and then went on to earn a Master's Degree in U.S. History, with an emphasis on American West History, in 1995. Dr. Radke then took time out of her studies to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Curitiba, Brazil. Upon her return, she attended the University of Nebraska, where she earned a Doctorate Degree in U.S. History, with emphases on the American West, Women's History, and Social History from 1870-1920. Dr. Radke has had various works published on a wide variety of subjects, including articles on women schoolteachers, rural women homesteaders in the Great Plains, and perceptions of Mormon women. In 2008, her book, Bright Epoch, Women & Coeducation in the American West, was published by the University of Nebraska Press. Dr. Radke is a member of the Coalition for Western Women's History, Mormon History Association, and The Western History Association. Outside of the academic world, Dr. Radke enjoys music, singing, theater, art, long-distance running and has a growing interest in fly-fishing.
Scope and Content
The interviews primarily focus on topics in Women's History. The transcripts are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person interviewed, followed by the topic that each interview covers. Each transcription is filed with a release form and an interview record that contains information on the person conducting the interview, the person being interviewed, and the subject covered in the interview.
Oral History interviews conducted by BYU-Idaho students, written out, and digital versions of the interviews on cd.