Oral History of Prof. Mildred Berman, Salem State 1999

This document covers all aspects of Prof. Berman’s life. Prof. Berman was part of a salary equity suit at Salem State during the 1960s and 1970s (this discussion begins on page 61). The suit argued that women in the History, English, Geography, and Physical Education departments were getting paid less than their male counterparts. Prof. Berman’s discussion of the suit is illustrative of the challenges that women faced in the workplace, as she was openly ridiculed by her colleagues and faced opposition from the administration.


“Oral History of Prof. Mildred Berman” (December 8, 1999). Interview by John J. Fox. Salem State Archives, Salem, MA.