Kat Williams


Jessica Caldwell



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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. This interview contains a summary prepared by the interviewer, which includes page numbers. Kat Williams was the director of the Women's Studies Program at Marshall University. She discusses: detailed information about her childhood, family, and education; some information about her jobs as a dental technician and a jeweler; her exposure to the organized women's movement; her experiences as a baseball player and a girl scout as a child; her involvement in the Women's Movement; the National Organization for Women and why she was involved in it but not a member of it; how inequality manifested itself in her desire to play baseball (she was denied Little League as a child because she was female); her women's history degree at the University of Louisville; women's studies programs at universities; comparisons between women's studies programs at different universities; women's studies at Marshall University and her views and hopes on the future of it; as well as other topics.

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Library of Congress Subjects

Williams, Kat, -- Autobiography.
National Organization for Women -- Oral histories.
Marshall University -- Oral histories.
University of Louisville -- Oral histories.
Gangs -- Oral Histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-829.


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Oral History Interview: Kat Williams