Below is the message Barbara Peters sent to the Women's Studies List
announcing the founding of a new list for academics from working class
and poverty class backgrounds.
At that time, the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh did not have a listserv.
Participants sent their messages to Barbara Peters and she then
forwarded them to the other members...on a 256 computer. It took a lot
of time and memory, therefore only 25 people could be members. Once
the university implemented a listserv, we went "public."
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 15:49:43 -0500
Reply-To: Women's Studies List <WMST-L@UMDD.BITNET>
Sender: Women's Studies List <WMST-L@UMDD.BITNET>
From: "Barbara J. Peters" <PETERS@OSHKOSHW.BITNET>
Subject: Working-class list
Date sent: 23-FEB-1994 15:47:44
After our discussion about class and the responses from some of the
working-class academics around the list, some of us are exploring the
idea of starting a SMALL discussion list to offer support to one another.
If you are interested in such a list, please send your e-mail address to
me PRIVATELY PLEASE.... I don't know if we will get such a list up and
running, but let's see if there is interest... Thanks,
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Dept. of Sociology
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
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|WORKING CLASS * POVERTY CLASS