The UNOW Oral History Project

recording the history of Princeton’s affiliated nursery school

 

The project aims to record an oral history of UNOW, Princeton’s affiliated nursery school, which was founded nearly 50 years ago by the local chapter of the National Organization for Women. Trained interviewers will collect audio and possibly video-interviews and historical records to document the interlacing histories of UNOW and Princeton, while also studying the history of second-wave feminism, childhood and early childcare education. The records will be archived at Princeton, and be accessible to a wide public on user-friendly digital platforms. The project will be based on the close collaboration between PhD students from the History Department with members of UNOW, the Department of English, Mudd Manuscript Library, the CDH, as well as several on-campus and off-campus organizations engaged with questions of gender equality, reproductive justice, child-care access and childcare education.