When the Immaculate Heart Community of California assumed lay status in 1970, Doris Murphy, IHM, undertook a comprehensive collection of oral interviews with 138 of the founding members. The 114 interviews selected for the collection were completed between 1970 and 2009. We hear the courageous voices of religious women shaping their future with purpose and humor after being removed from schools by the conservative Catholic Cardinal of Los Angeles. The Immaculate Heart Community provided these interviews as part of the L.A. as Subject Digital Residency Program, 2019-2022.
These digital recordings may not be copied or reproduced in any way. Doing so would violate the full copyright of the Immaculate Heart Community. Permission for any print or commercial use must be acquired in writing from President, Immaculate Heart Community. Please write to: 5515 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Brief quotations citing the source are permissible under fair use.
Access to the physical (CD-R) oral histories is restricted. But the digital versions are available online at this site.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided funding to digitize these newspapers. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through IMLS Grant RE-85-18-0110-18. Physical access to the Immaculate Heart Oral History collection is unavailable. Digitized copies of the recordings have been made available for use. Further inquiries on permissions can be addressed to: email@example.com