Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow

Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow [Sound Recording 01] Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow [Sound Recording 02]

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SR 9029

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Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow

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  • 1978-03-15 (Creation)

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.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (1 hr., 3 min., 21 sec.)

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Jeanne Michaels Radow, nee Jeanne Harrison Michaels, was born in New York, New York, in 1921. She went to Bennington College and the Yale School of Nursing. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in the Philippines at the end of World War II. In 1948, she and Jack Harold Radow were married; they later had two children. The Radows eventually settled in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where she helped to found the first Planned Parenthood in Portland, Oregon. During her retirement, she served as a docent for the Portland Art Museum. She died in 2013.

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This oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow was conducted by Roberta Watts at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on March 15, 1978. In this interview, Radow discusses her involvement with Planned Parenthood and describes the services the clinic provides and its organizational structure. She talks about the opposition Planned Parenthood faces due to its abortion and birth control services, and discusses laws regarding reproductive rights that had recently passed in Oregon at the time of the interview in 1978. She speaks at length about the early years of Planned Parenthood in Portland. She describes the methods of birth control available at the time of the interview in 1978, as well as opposition towards sex education in schools. She then talks about her early life in New York, New York; discusses her service in the Army Nurse Corps in the Philippines at the end of World War II; and talks about working as a nurse for Planned Parenthood around the United States. She closes the interview by returning to the topic of her involvement in the Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland and the services the clinic provides.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Radow, by Roberta Watts, SR 9029, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Incomplete transcript (32 pages) is available for in-person use at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

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Sarah Stroman

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