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Celebrating Women's History Month with good stories from great women

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

It's March, and it's Women's History Month! Every Wednesday, we're sharing a good story from Archive Tucson, a wide collection of interviews curated by our oral historian Aengus Anderson.

Each of these interviews is about three minutes. 

Frances Walker describes studying civil engineering at the University of Arizona in the late 1940s. Listen to her story.

Yolanda Herrera became the first woman to drive a delivery truck for United Parcel Service in Tucson in the 1980s—but some of her new colleagues made it clear that they did not want a woman in the workplace. Listen to her story.

Anita Sueme describes choosing between careers in microbiology and law enforcement. Listen to her story.

Alva Torres remembers how she and the La Placita Committee helped save a small, yet iconic part of downtown Tucson from the bulldozers of Urban Renewal. Listen to her story.