Virginia (Jinnah) Kelson, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Everett L. Cooley
No.334, Virginia Kelson
Kelson, Virgina Jinnah
Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Cooley, Everett L.
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Kelson, Virginia Jinnah--Interviews; Phoenix Institute (Salt Lake City, Utah); Women--Vocational guidance--Utah; University of Utah
Transcript (125 pages) of interview by Everett L. Cooley with Virginia Jinnah Kelson on October 18-25, 1998. This interview is no. 334 in the Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project, and tape nos. U891-U894
Kelson (b. 1929), founder and former director of the Phoenix Institute and publisher of , recalls her youth in Salt Lake City, schooling at the University of Utah, marriage, and community service. She discusses her reasons for founding the Phoenix Institute, an organization devoted to helping women on welfare find and train for nontraditional jobs, and outlines several of their programs. She also talks about how grew out of the activities associated with the International Women's Year. Interviewer: Everett Cooley