The first accession was acquired in 2009. Additional materials will be added as they are received. The collection was processed in 2009 by Tracie Gieselman-Holthaus.
The collection is unrestricted. Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be obtained from the Department of Special Collections and Archives. Citations should be as follows: Identification of the item, Religious Lives of Ozarks Women Collection [M040], Department of Special Collections and Archives, Missouri State University.
The collection is a result of the Religious Lives of Ozarks Women project initiated and directed by Lora Hobbs, instructor of Religious Studies. The project was funded by a Missouri State University College of Humanities and Public Affairs Incentive Grant and a curricular grant from the Office of the Provost. Undergraduate students enrolled in Hobbs’ fall 2008 REL 370: Women and Religion class produced the digitally recorded interviews found online and the transcribed interviews found in this collection.
The Religious Lives of Ozarks Women project documents the lives of women who have influenced and experienced religious life in the Ozarks. The collection contains the transcriptions from the digitally recorded interviews. As of March 2009, the collection can also be found online at http://apps.missouristate.edu/relst/ozarkswomen. Please note that each woman interviewed has two folders. One folder contains the transcript while the other contains supporting documents such as the recording log, photos, biographical data, and the narrative summary by the interviewer.