Interview of Erika Bourguignon by Gay Hadley
Creators:Bourguignon, Erika, 1924-
Subjects (LCSH):Bourguignon, Erika, 1924- -- Interviews
Ohio State University -- History -- Sources
Subjects (Other):OSU faculty, tenure, retention
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Publisher:Ohio State University Archives
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. University Archives Oral History Program. Voices of Women Oral History Project
Erika Bourguignon describes her career at Ohio State, beginning as an instructor in, and ending as chairwoman of, the Department of Anthropology. Bourguignon also describes her childhood, first in Vienna, Austria, where she was born in 1924. Her family eventually immigrated to the United States where she went to school in New York City. After graduating from Queens College, she eventually went to Northwestern University for her PhD. While working on her dissertation in 1948, she was hired as an instructor at OSU; she started during the winter quarter of 1949. During the interview Bourguignon describes her research, the various obstacles she faced in her career, her mentoring roles for other women, and her other leadership roles at the University.
Other Identifiers:RG: 40/184
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