Widowed Services Program/Displaced Homemaker Center and Widowed Services Program records, 1973-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Widowed Services Program (Eugene, Or.)
Title
Widowed Services Program/Displaced Homemaker Center and Widowed Services Program records
Dates
1973-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.5 linear feet, (25 containers)
Collection Number
UA 006
Summary
The Widowed Services Program/Displaced Homemaker Center and Widowed Services Program was established at the University of Oregon by Hazel Foss in the mid-1970s to help new widows and displaced homemakers develop skills to enter the workforce. The collection contains office files, grant records, publicity and media materials, publications, videotapes and audiotapes, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hazel Foss is best known for her work in the Displaced Homemaker movement. Because she had been a traditional homemaker her work was infused with the understanding that can only come from personal experience. In her early life, she had worked as a secretary, married, given birth to twin girls, and pursued the life of a particularly active homemaker. While her life could be divided into two distinctive phases, her domestic life and public work are inextricably linked. Indeed, her work in women's services simply would not have been possible without her early family and domestic lives.

The impact of childhood on adult life is universally acknowledged, but Hazel Foss's upbringing is a near prototype of the nuclear family—a model that clearly influenced her decisions as a young woman. She was born on March 6, 1924 to Halvor and Gina Marie Mortenson. Foss was born in Fairdale, North Dakota and grew up in Fairdale, North Dakota, a tiny, agricultural town rich in Scandinavian and Germanic ancestry. Although her hometown was fairly minute, Foss's family was not. She was one of seven children and part of a tight-knit family that appreciated close family relationships. In fact, even though her family cherished hopes of relocating to the West Coast, they chose to stay in North Dakota so that Halvor Mortenson could look after his elderly mother. Unlike so many people today, Mortenson believed that it was his responsibility to care for his mother in her old age, and he valued his mother's needs enough to remain next to her side until she passed away in 1939. Her father's compassionate concern for his elderly mother, which Hazel witnessed at a young age, no doubt influenced Hazel Foss's later work with the elderly community.

One year after her grandmother died, Foss's family finally decided to move to the West Coast. The entire family relocated to Spokane, Washington, where one of Foss's brothers was living with his family. While some of her siblings were grown and already pursuing their own adult lives, Foss was sixteen at the time of the move and just entering young womanhood. Unfortunately, the move was shortly followed by a family tragedy. Only nine months after settling in Spokane, Foss's mother was killed in a car accident. While the move was so quickly followed by misfortune, it also opened new doors for the young Foss, which her mother had been hoping for all along. She "viewed the move to the West Coast as a means of giving her children more educational opportunities than were readily available in North Dakota," Foss says. In Spokane, Foss was able to enroll in a special business program at her high school, and she was selected for a part-time secretarial position in a brokerage office during her senior year. Because Foss was the only secretary in the office, she was able to sharpen her skills in typing, shorthand, taking dictation, and other office duties that would prove useful to her later.

After graduating from high school in 1942, Foss pursued secretarial work, and worked two full time positions before concluding that "being a secretary was not enough of a challenge." As she pondered what to do with the rest of her life, Foss made the choice to attend college. "In those years," she says, "women were either a nurse, teacher, or a secretary." Her experience as a secretary had proved ultimately limiting and she had no interest in nursing. The decision was simple. "I decided I would become a teacher." However, Foss's stint at university would prove short lived. After moving to Seattle with her family in 1943, Foss enrolled at Seattle Pacific College (now Seattle Pacific University). Because her sister already attended the college and the campus was within walking distance of her family home, the school seemed like an obvious choice. However, after taking two terms of general courses, Foss realized that she could not reconcile her personal beliefs with some of the college's religious affiliations. She withdrew from the college, intending to return to work and save enough money to enroll in a state school. With this goal in mind, Hazel Foss landed a secretarial position at the Dobeckum Company, a job that she would keep until her marriage several years later.

The year 1947 presented another transition for Foss, but this change was perhaps the most significant: it was the year that Foss became a wife. She married Lyle Foss, a young man who was part of her social group in Seattle. He worked as a sales representative for Procter & Gamble Company, and because of his work, the couple relocated to Portland, Oregon, where they established a family life together. Hazel Foss settled into her role as a wife, with the addition of twin daughters in 1950. In 1952, the family relocated to Eugene, Oregon. With two growing children, Foss threw herself into a variety of domestic commitments and activities, stating that "In the role of wife and mother, I did all the things a good wife and mother did in those days." This meant, "staying home and participating in my daughters' activities, volunteering in organizations and joining organizations from which I might benefit, such as the Toastmistress Club." On occasion, Foss enrolled in courses at the local university, but was unable to finish her college degree because her primary commitment was to her husband and children.

Hazel Foss's domestic life continued undisturbed for many years. However, like many housewives of her generation, Hazel Foss's entrance into middle age was fraught with difficulties, particularly because tragedy entered her life once again. Her husband died instantly in a car crash in 1967, propelling Foss into a state of grief and instigating a full-fledged identity crisis. While she had spent four years as the executive director of the Lane County Council on Alcoholism (a volunteer position she continued until 1973), her husband's death marked the end of her most significant role: her identity as a wife and homemaker. Suddenly, Foss became the sole provider of her twin daughters, forcing her to face the looming question, "Who am I?" and reassess the kind of lifestyle she wanted.

Only a year after becoming a widow, Foss recognized her need for guidance, and she attended a career analysis workshop at the University of Oregon. The workshop was designed to help older women both discover their calling and provide them with practical tools for pursuing their new direction. The workshop proved to be life altering for Foss, and it was pivotal in sending her back to academia. She enrolled in the University of Oregon, matriculating alongside her daughters, and pursued her first Bachelor of Arts degree in community services and public affairs. Foss continued her studies into graduate school, finishing with a Master of Arts in counseling in 1974.

It was during the six years Foss spent studying at the University of Oregon that she became interested in the problems of widowhood. After writing a term paper on the subject in 1971, Hazel was encouraged by faculty to pursue her "new direction," which was focused on widowed services. Because she was a widow herself, the subject was pertinent for Foss, and she recognized that widows often slipped through the cracks because there were not enough resources available to help them cope with their grief and establish a new life alone. Hoping to remedy this problem, Foss launched the Widowed Services Program in 1975, which found its home on the University of Oregon campus. The program was sponsored by the university's Center for Gerontology and was primarily funded through local resources.

Two years later, Foss's focus broadened to include a wider community of women: displaced homemakers. In fact, Hazel Foss is best known for her work in the Displaced Homemaker movement, a branch of feminism that focused on domestic women who (either because of death, divorce, or other circumstances) became displaced members of society. By definition, a displaced homemaker is a person (traditionally a woman) who relies on another person's income (usually a spouse's) because their primary work is performed in the home. While the Displaced Homemaker movement was relatively unheard of in the early 1970s, Hazel Foss was one of the first to recognize this group of women and the unique challenges that they faced. While the concept is foreign to modern women, displaced homemakers were often unable to function in society once they lost their husband or provider of family income. The reasons were varied. For some women, the loss was more debilitating because they had never performed tasks as basic as balancing their checkbooks. Others struggled to find a career that recognized the skills they had developed in the home. Foss, however, understood that displaced homemakers were quality individuals who had often developed a plethora of abilities, and later statistics supported this idea by showing that displaced homemakers were competent employees and were usually more dedicated to their jobs than other workers. The difficulty for many women, however, was learning how to market their skills.

Foss's dedication to the Displaced Homemaker movement was an attempt to remedy the pertinent problems displaced homemakers faced. Because of the Widowed Services Program, Foss was already an established name in women's services and had been elected Lane County's Woman of the Year in 1975. She joined forces with Tish Sommers and Laurie Shields of the National Alliance for Displaced Homemakers and State Representative Nancie Fadeley of the Oregon House of Representatives to begin the Oregon State displaced homemaker advocacy movement in 1976-1977. Oregon State Legislature passed the Displaced Homemaker Bill, allotting federal funding for a pilot project, making it possible for Hazel Foss to expand the Widowed Services Program into a second phase: the Displaced Homemaker Center/ Widowed Services Program. The program was the first of its kind in Oregon and the third to be established nationally, offering aid to approximately 460 people in the first two years.

The Displaced Homemaker/ Widowed Services Program stemmed directly from Foss's belief that marginalized women needed to rediscover their place in society. Having experienced the trauma that widowhood brings, Foss brought both personal knowledge and academic understanding to the task. The organization aimed to recognize the often-overlooked community of widows and displaced homemakers and aid them in gaining the confidence and skills necessary to face a spectrum of challenges, ranging from basic life skills to launching a first career. The services intended to promote the emotional and physical well being of displaced women and included career workshops, health classes, professional training, and both group and individual counseling. One of the most frequently held workshops was "Self-Exploration and Life Planning" (SELP), which was offered every month. While the program primarily aided women, the services were also open to men who became widowers and displaced homemakers.

While the life of the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services lasted only six years, Foss's work from that period was not limited to the program. She was also heavily involved in national and regional displaced homemaker networks and a variety of other related activities until the early 1980s. Beginning in 1975, Hazel started giving presentations to classes at the University of Oregon, and only a year later she began teaching courses on grief, widowhood and displaced homemakers. It wasn't long before her audience expanded to include other institutions in Oregon. She participated in both national conferences, workshops and media presentations (both on television and the radio). Like other leaders in the National Displaced Homemaker Network, Hazel Foss was also involved in the Older Women's League (OWL); she functioned as an organizer and chairperson, served as an official delegate at conferences, and hosted meetings in her home.

In the late 1980s, Hazel Foss's focus shifted, and she turned her psychiatric training towards becoming a mental health counselor. Her interest in this branch of psychology had developed over time as she observed the grieving patterns of widows she worked with in the Displaced Homemaker Center/ Widowed Services Program. "Over the years I had pondered," she says, "why did some women get well and why were some women unable to recover from the trauma they experienced regardless of the help they received? I found the answer in a new approach to psychology that advanced the latest discoveries about the source of mental health and human psychological functioning. The basic premise is that mental health is within all human beings and everyone has the potential to access and function from this innate health." After taking part in the internship Psychology of Mind at the Advanced Human Studies Institute in Coral Gables, Florida, Foss joined psychiatrist William Pettit in his practice in Bradenton, Florida. She worked there for five years before moving back to the Northwest.

Over the years, Foss continued to educate herself, receiving special training in areas such as Alzheimer's disease, the aging process and intergenerational family therapy. She remains a licensed counselor in the state of Washington and maintains her National Board Certification for Certified Counselors. She also continues to attend conferences in her field.

Foss is currently living in Edmonds, Washington, where she lives an active life pursuing musical interests, reading, following the stock market and golfing. She is a woman with vast energies and a deep appreciation for community. But most of all, she is a woman who is "prepared to maintain [her] own status in the world regardless of sex or age and live a life of fulfillment."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Widowed Services Program and Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program Records is primarily composed of materials relating to the two phases of the program. The collection consists of photographs, press releases, program proposals, newspaper articles, correspondence, media presentation files, various papers relating to program administration, legislative and funding grant materials, publications, workshop and conference papers, materials from presentations by or courses Hazel Foss taught, miscellaneous items, and materials relating to various organizations (the Center for Gerontology, national and regional displaced homemaker networks, and the Older Women's League [OWL]). While the series relating specifically to the program are fairly thorough, containing materials relating to most aspects of the program, other series are not as complete. For example, the files pertaining to the conference/speaker sponsorship materials are sometimes incomplete; a file may contain only a note indicating that the conference or event took place. When a file is primarily empty, the deficiency is noted in the finding aid.

The collection is arranged according to Hazel Foss's initial organizational scheme. Series I consists of materials relating only to the Widowed Services Program (phase one of the program). Series II consists of materials relating to the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program (phase two of the program). Series III-VII consist of materials relating to both phases of the program. Series VIII is composed materials relating to conferences/community presentations that Hazel Foss participated in during both phases of the program. Series IX is composed of materials relating to the Center for Gerontology. Series X is composed of materials relating to courses offered and course presentations by Hazel Foss. Series XI is composed of materials relating to national and regional displaced homemaker networks. Series XII contains materials relating to the Older Women's League (OWL); Series XIII is biographical materials about Hazel Foss; Series XIV is artifacts; Series XV is miscellaneous; Series XVI is video recordings; Series XVII is Audio recordings; and, finally, Series XVIII is photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Widowed Services Program/Displaced Homemaker Center and Widowed Services Program Records, UA 006, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Widowed Services Program, 1975-1977Return to Top

These files pertain only to the Widowed Services Program, which was in existence from May 1975-August 1977, at which time funding was received from the State of Oregon for the Displaced Homemaker Center. The Displaced Homemaker Center component was added to the Widowed Services Program, and it officially became the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program, beginning September 1, 1977.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Program Origin
1 2
Program Origin
1 3
Program Origin
1 4
Program Origin
1 5
Reports
1 6
Reports
1 7
Program Administration
1 8
Program Administration
1 9
Program Administration
1 10
Bulletins and General Meetings
1 11
Training for Volunteers
1 12
Training for Volunteers
1 12
Widowed Therapy Groups
1 13
Widowed Therapy Groups
1 14
Widowed Therapy Groups
1 15
Widowed Therapy Groups
1 16
Letters of Appreciation
1 17
Letters of Appreciation
1 18
Foreign correspondence
1 19
Foreign correspondence
1 20
Foreign correspondence
1 21
Foreign correspondence
1 22
Developing a Widowed Services Program by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
2 1
Developing a Widowed Services Program by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
2 2
Developing a Widowed Services Program by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
2 3
Developing a Widowed Services Program by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
2 4
Developing a Widowed Services Program by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
2 5
Outreach and Publicity
2 6
Outreach and Publicity
2 7
Articles in Magazines and Other Publications
2 7
Tour Guide for 20 Widows for 10 Day Trip to Hawaii
2 8
Tour Guide for 20 Widows on 10 Day Trip to Hawaii
September 28, 1976 - October 8, 1976
2 9
Tour Guide for 20 Widows on 10 Day Trip to Hawaii
September 28, 1976 - October 8, 1976
2 10
Tour Guide for 20 Widows on 10 Day Trip to Hawaii
September 28, 1976 - October 8, 1976
2 11
Trip to England
October 28,1980 - November 7, 1980
2 12
Trip to England
October 28,1980 - November 7, 1980
2 13
Trip to England
October 28,1980 - November 7, 1980

Series II:  Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services ProgramReturn to Top

These files pertain to the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program. This program originated when state funding was received for a Displaced Homemaker Center, which combined with the existing Widowed Services Program. The combined program was in existence from September 1977 to July 1981.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Program Origin
3 2
Program Origin
3 3
Program Origin
3 4
Program Origin
3 4
News conference announcing state funding for the Displaced Homemaker Center and signing of contract with the Department of Human Resources, State of Oregon, and the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
July 19, 1977
3 4
News conference announcing state funding for the Displaced Homemaker Center and signing of contract with the Department of Human Resources, State of Oregon, and the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
July 19, 1977
3 5
News conference announcing state funding for the Displaced Homemaker Center and signing of contract with the Department of Human Resources, State of Oregon, and the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
July 19, 1977
3 6
Video, Displaced Homemakers, featuring several displaced homemakers; Laurie Shields, cofounder, Displaced Homemakers Movement; Nancie Fadeley, state representative; Hazel Foss, director, Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program, University of Oregon; and Linda Vladimiroff, director, Portland Community College, Displaced Homemaker Program, Produced by Deborah Fairley, KAOP-TV-Channel 10, Portland, Oregon, Oregon Education and Public Broadcasting Services
June 26,1980
3 6
Region X Conference: "Displaced Homemakers: Issue for the 80's"; Hazel Foss's role: Coordinator and chair of the conference; Sponsored by University of Oregon, Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Oregon Governor's Commission for Women, Oregon Department of Education, Women's Bureau/United States Department of Labor, Foundation for Concerns of Women, and State Community Services Program; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
August 22,1980
3 7
Formal signing ceremony of "Displaced Homemaker Day" Proclamation by Oregon Governor Victor Atiyeh. With Governor Atiyeh are Hazel Foss, Nancie Fadeley, and Penny Gillaspy, State Capitol, Salem, Oregon
December 15, 1980
3 7
Program Administration
3 8
Program Administration
3 9
Program Administration
3 9
Statewide Advisory Board
3 10
Statewide Advisory Board
3 10
Personnel and Job Descriptions
3 11
Personnel and Job Descriptions
3 12
Personnel and Job Descriptions
3 12
Reports
3 13
Reports
3 13
Oregon Governor's Task Force Committee on Displaced Homemakers. Final report issued January 1977 (led to state funding of pilot project of the Displaced Homemaker Center through the Oregon Department of Human Resources)
November 1976 - December 1976
3 14
Oregon Governor's Task Force Committee on Displaced Homemakers. Final report issued January 1977 (led to state funding of pilot project of the Displaced Homemaker Center through the Oregon Department of Human Resources)
November 1976 - December 1976
3 15
Historical Reports and Miscellaneous papers
3 16
Historical Reports and Miscellaneous papers
3 17
Historical Reports and Miscellaneous papers
3 17
Letters of Commendation
3 18
Letters of Commendation
3 18
Correspondence: Miscellaneous
3 18
Outreach and Publicity
3 20
Outreach and Publicity
3 21
Outreach and Publicity: Articles in Magazines and Other Publications
4 1
Outreach and Publicity: Articles in Magazines and Other Publications
4 2
Self-Exploration and Life-Planning Workshop (SELP): Workshop Outline, Notes, and Miscellaneous Materials
4 3
Self-Exploration and Life-Planning Workshop (SELP): Workshop Outline, Notes, and Miscellaneous Materials
4 4
Self-Exploration and Life-Planning Workshop (SELP): Workshop Outline, Notes, and Miscellaneous Materials
4 5
Self-Exploration and Life-Planning Workshop (SELP): Reports and Evaluations
4 6
Self-Exploration and Life-Planning Workshop (SELP): Reports and Evaluations

Series III:  Funding GrantsReturn to Top

These files pertain both to the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
"A Model Widowed Services Program in a Small Community", NRTA/AARP National Retired Teachers Association/American Association of Retired Persons Andrus Foundation, Washington, D.C.
January 1, 1976 - December 31, 1976
5 2
"A Model Widowed Services Program in a Small Community", NRTA/AARP National Retired Teachers Association/American Association of Retired Persons Andrus Foundation, Washington, D.C.
January 1, 1976 - December 31,1976
5 3
"Widowed Services Training Program", Willamette Valley Manpower Consortium for Training the Yamhill County Widowed Services Association, McMinnville, Oregon
September 28,1977 - May 31,1978
5 3
"Widowhood and Nursing Home Admission", Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Human Development, Administration of Aging, Washington, D.C
September 29,1978 - September 30, 1979
5 4
"Widowhood and Nursing Home Admission", Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Human Development, Administration of Aging, Washington, D.C
September 30, 1978 - September 30, 1979
5 5
"Widowhood and Nursing Home Admission", Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Human Development, Administration on Aging, Washington, D.C
September 30, 1978 - September 30, 1979
5 6
"A Model Program for Displaced Homemakers", State Community Services Program, Department of Human Resources, Salem, Oregon
November 15, 1979 - June 30, 1981
5 7
"A Model Program for Displaced Homemakers", State Community Services Program, Department of Human Resources, Salem, Oregon
November 15, 1979 - June 30, 1981
5 8
"Model Program in Bereavement Counseling of the Aged", Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Basic Education Mental Health Models
July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1984
5 9
Information: Miscellaneous

Series IV:  LegislationReturn to Top

These files pertain both to the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/ Widowed Services Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Testimony prepared by Hazel M. Foss for the Federal Trade Commission on Funeral Industry Practices
May 7, 1976
6 2
Testimony prepared by Hazel M. Foss for the Federal Trade Commission on Funeral Industry Practices
May 7, 1976
6 3
Displaced Homemaker Legislation House Bill 2241 - Regular Session, Hearings and Testimony before the House Subcommittee of Ways and Means, February 10, 1977; House Social Services Committee, February 22, 1977; and House Joint Ways and Means Committee, April 26, 1977, State Capitol, Salem, Oregon
February 10, 1977 February 22, 1977 April 26, 1977
6 4
Displaced Homemaker Legislation House Bill 2241 - Regular Session, Hearings and Testimony before the House Subcommittee of Ways and Means, February 10, 1977; House Social Services Committee, February 22, 1977; and House Joint Ways and Means Committee, April 26, 1977, State Capitol, Salem, Oregon
February 10, 1977 February 22, 1977 April 26, 1977
6 5
Displaced Homemaker Legislation House Bill 2241 - Regular Session, Hearings and Testimony before the House Subcommittee of Ways and Means, February 10, 1977; House Social Services Committee, February 22, 1977; and House Joint Ways and Means Committee, April 26, 1977, State Capitol, Salem, Oregon
February 10, 1977 February 22, 1977 April 26, 1977
6 5
Displaced Homemaker Legislation House Bill 2241- Regular Session, Hearings and Testimony before the House Subcommittee of Ways and Means, February 10, 1977; House Social Services Committee, February 22, 1977; and House Joint Ways and Means Committee, April 26, 1977, State Capitol, Salem, Oregon
6 6
Displaced Homemaker Legislation, House Bill 2302 and House Bill 2303, 1979 Regular Session: Hearings and Testimony
6 7
Displaced Homemaker Legislation, House Bill 2926, 1981 Regular Session: Hearings and Testimony
6 7
Displaced Homemaker Legislation, Senate Bill 484 and 485, 1981 Regular Session
6 7
Federal Funding
6 7
Miscellaneous
6 8
Miscellaneous

Series V:  Conference and SponsorshipReturn to Top

These files pertain both to the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
"On Life and Transitions", Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Sponsored by the Widowed Services Program and the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, Auditorium, Lane County Fair Grounds, Eugene, Oregon
September 21, 1976
7 2
"On Life and Transitions", Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Sponsored by the Widowed Services Program and the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, Auditorium, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon
September 21, 1976
7 3
"On Life and Transitions", Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Sponsored by the Widowed Services Program and the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, Auditorium, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon
September 21, 1976
7 4
Tippy Huntley, widow of Chet Huntley, national news commentator, Northwest Convention for the Widowed, Seattle, Washington
June 24, 1977 - July 26, 1977
7 5
"Displaced Homemakers: When You Have Lemons, Make Lemonade", Speaker: Tish Sommers, Founder of the Displaced Homemaker movement, Sponsored by the Displaced Homemaker/Widowed Services Program and the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
January 6, 1978
7 5
"Displaced Homemakers: A New Term", Speaker: Laurie Shields, Sponsored by the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program and the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
January 13, 1978
7 5
"Employ the Older Worker Conference", Sponsored by the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program, the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, and others. Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon
March 30, 1978
7 6
"Employ the Older Worker Conference", Sponsored by the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program, the Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon, and other, Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon
March 30, 1978

Series VI:  Media Presentation FilesReturn to Top

These files pertain to both the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program. This list represents some of the numerous television and radio appearances made by Hazel M. Foss in various formats, such as questions and answers, talk shows, interviews, and public-service announcements. The University News Bureau was always available to assist in getting publicity for the program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Public Service Announcements
Radio public-service announcements were made and taped by Hazel Foss at a number of radio stations throughout the area and changed every few months. These included: KBMC, KBDF, KORE, KWAX, KATR, KZEL, KPNW, KUGN, KWLL, KHPE, KFMY, and KNND. The CD contains a public-service announcement by Hazel Foss for the Widowed Services Program.
8 1
Television program, UOCG Focus
Program featured the University of Oregon Center for Gerontology in a 13-week series of informal panel discussions with no rehearsals, 1976-1977. The program was aired on Sundays at 1:30p.m. on KOZY TV, Cable Channel 11.
1976-1977
8 2
Miscellaneous

Series VII:  PublicationsReturn to Top

These files pertain both to the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Manual: Developing a Widowed Services Program, by Hazel M. Foss and Frances G. Scott
9 2
"Help for the Bereaved," by Hazel M. Foss. In Generations, Western Gerontological Society, San Francisco, California, Summer 1979, Volume 4, Number 1
Summer 1979
9 2
"The Displaced Homemaker Center," by Hazel M. Foss and Nancie Fadeley. In Getting Ours: A Handbook on Women's Legal Rights in Oregon, Community Law Project, Portland, Oregon (Page 33)
February 1978
9 3
"The Displaced Homemaker Center," by Hazel M. Foss and Nancie Fadeley. In Getting Ours: A Handbook on Women's Legal Rights in Oregon, Community Law Project, Portland, Oregon (Page 33)
February 1978
9 4
"Widowed Services Program: Components of a Working Model," by Hazel M. Foss. In Displaced Homemakers: Program Options, Developed for The National Training Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (Pages 2G,9-2G.13)
October 12, 1978 - October 14, 1978
9 4
"A Displaced Homemaker/Widowed Services Program," by Hazel M. Foss. In Proceedings of the 1978 Women Studies Symposium, Center for Women's Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
Whether this was actually ever published is unknown; the papers were submitted and edited for the Proceedings, but no record of its publication can be found.
9 5
"Life Transitions," by Hazel M. Foss. In Generations, Western Gerontological Society, San Francisco, California (Volume 4, Number 1)
Summer 1979

Series VIII:  Conference/Community PresentationsReturn to Top

The presentations on this list are some of the many presentations made by Hazel M. Foss as the director of both the Widowed Services Program and the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
"Need for a Widow-to-Widow Program", "A Women's Weekend", featuring workshops on Real Life Situations. Sponsored by the YWCA and local women's groups, Celeste Campbell Senior Center, Eugene, Oregon
October 27, 1974
10 1
"Problems in Dealing with Death". Faculty Committee for the Status of Women, Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon
May 24, 1975
10 1
"Normal Reaction to Bereavement", Association of Geriatric Social Service Workers, McKenzie Manor, Springfield, Oregon
July 15, 1975
10 1
Keynote address, "Needs and Programs for the Widowed", Widowhood Adjustment Conference, Sponsored by the Adult Learning Center of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
July 23, 1975 - July 24, 1975
10 1
"One-to-One Counseling" (Workshop with Dr. Peter Peth, Institute of Aging), Widowhood Adjustment Conference. Sponsored by Adult Learning Center of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
July 23, 1975 - July 24, 1975
10 2
Keynote address, "Needs and Programs for the Widowed", Widowhood Adjustment Conference, Sponsored by Adult Learning Center of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
July 23, 1975 - July 24, 1975
10 2
"One-to-One Counseling" Counseling" Workshop (Workshop with Dr. Peter Peth, Institute of Aging), Widowhood Adjustment Conference, Sponsored by Adult Learning Center of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
July 23, 1975 - July 24, 1975
10 2
"Transition into Widowhood", Lane County Retired Teachers, Unit 37, Eugene, Oregon
January 11, 1976
10 2
"Widowed Services Program", Senior Services, Willamalane Memorial Building, Springfield, Oregon
January 21, 1976
10 2
"Services Available for the Widowed", Cottage Grove Christian Women's Club, Cottage Grove, Oregon
February 9, 1979
10 3
"Grief and Loss", Zonta Club, Eugene, Oregon
File contains a photocopy of one sticky note. File otherwise empty.
March 23, 1976
10 4
"On Being Widowed: Loss, Grief, Mourning and the Search for Help", Western Gerontological Society: "Aging in the Tricentenium: Assuming a Shared Responsibility", 22nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
March 29, 1976
10 5
"Seniors on the Mall" observance, Participated in recognition of community organizational leaders serving seniors, Lane County Elderly Nutrition Project Council, Eugene, Oregon
May 28, 1976
10 5
"Moving Beyond Widowhood", Speaker, Sunday services, Congregational Christian Church, Yakima, Washington
October 17, 1976
10 5
Seminar, "Ministry with Persons of Special Need (The Aging, The Grief Stricken, The Widowed)". Speaker and Seminar leader with Donald F. Clingan, executive director, National Benevolent Association Services, and Donal R. Jarman, executive director, Northwestern National Benevolent Association Services. Sponsored by the Northwestern National Benevolent Association Services and the Christian Churches of Yakima, Washington
October 17, 1976 - October 18, 1976
10 6
"Moving Beyond Widowhood", Speaker, Sunday services, Congregational Christian Church, Yakima Washington
October 17, 1976
10 6
Seminar, "Ministry with Persons of Special Need (The Aging, The Grief Stricken, The Widowed)", Speaker and seminar leader with Donald F. Clingan, executive director, National Benevolent Association Services, and Donald R. Jarman, executive director, Northwestern National Benevolent Association Services, Sponsored by the Northwestern National Benevolent Association Series and the Christian Churches of Yakima, Washington
October 17, 1976 - October 18, 197
10 6
"Services and Help Available for the Widowed", Senior Observance, Oregon Parks and Recreation Association, Springfield, Oregon
October 25, 1976
10 7
"Widowhood, Problems and Need for Service", Dial Club, Eugene, Oregon
December 20, 1976
10 7
"Displaced Homemaker" workshop, Coordinated and chaired workshop and presented "What and Who is a Displaced Homemaker?" and "Why the Attention Now?", Sponsored by the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program and the Gerontology Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1977
10 7
"Widowed: Need for Services", Junior League of Eugene, Eugene, Oregon
January 7, 1977
10 7
"Widowhood and Growth", Episcopalian Women, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon
January 11, 1977
10 7
"Death, Grief, Widowhood", Speaker and panelist, Edu-Care Conference: "Death, Dying, and the Widowed", Sponsored by Northwestern National Benevolent Association Services and Columbia River Christian Churches in Oregon, Portland, Oregon
January 14, 1977 - January 15, 1977
10 8
"Death, Grief, Widowhood", Speaker and panelist, Edu-Care Conference: "Death, Dying, and the Widowed", Sponsored by Northwestern National Benevolent Association Services and Columbia River Christian Churches in Oregon, Portland, Oregon
January 14, 1977 - January 15, 1977
10 9
"Displaced Homemakers, Problems Encountered, and the Need for Services", National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter No. 79, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one photocopy of a sticky note and one news article. File otherwise empty.
January 24, 1977
10 10
"Grief and Widowhood", Coordinated and moderated panels of widows for two morning and two afternoon sessions, The Quest Fellowship and the Urban Matrix of the United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon
February 12, 1977
10 11
"Widowed Services", Senior Group, First Congregational Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one letter. File otherwise empty.
February 18, 1977
10 12
"Program for Widows", Inservice, National Council on Aging and Senior Companions, First Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one photocopy of a sticky note and one letter. File otherwise empty.
February 17, 1977
10 13
"Divorce Law Reform", Panelist, Divorce Law Reform Conference, Sponsored by Oregon Women's Political Caucus, the University of Oregon Center for Gerontology, and the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Eugene, Oregon
File contains a two page speech manuscript and one conference agenda sheet. File otherwise empty.
February 25, 1977
10 14
"Problems of Being Widowed and Stereotypes about Widowhood", Conducted two-hour workshop, Sponsored by the University of Gerontology Association (association of gerontology students), Senior Appreciation Week, EMU Forum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
File contains a news article, a quiz, and a page of discussion questions. File otherwise empty.
March 2, 1977
10 15
"Widowed Services Program", Welcome Wagon Club, Quarterdeck Restaurant, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one photocopy of a newspaper clipping. File otherwise empty.
March 3, 1977
10 16
"Widowed Services Program", Circle I, Congregational Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one page of handwritten notes. File otherwise empty.
March 4, 1977
10 17
"Widowhood and Resources", Workshop for Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, 53rd annual Conference, Astoria, Oregon
March 13, 1977
10 18
"Widowhood-Grief, Problems, and Intervention Techniques", Western Gerontological Society: "Rights and Responsibilities...A Look Ahead", 23rd Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
March 22, 1977
10 19
"Widowhood-Grief, Problems, and Intervention Techniques", Western Gerontological Society: "Rights and Responsibilities...A Look Ahead", 23rd Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
March 22, 1977
10 20
"The Displaced Homemaker", Current Issues Class, Sponsored by Social Action Task Force, Central Presbyterian Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one phone message sheet and one page that appears to be taken out of the conference booklet. File otherwise empty.
April 17, 1977
10 21
Keynote address: "Grief and Widowhood", Christian Women's Fellowship, Women's Organization of Christian Churches, First Christian Church, Portland, Oregon
File contains two letters. File otherwise empty.
April 26, 1977
10 22
"Being Widowed", Life Style of Singles Conference, Sponsored by Junior League of Eugene and Y Singles Association, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one letter. File otherwise empty.
May 5, 1977
10 22
"Facts on Widowhood", EECA Specialists, Area Agency on Aging, Eugene, Oregon
May 11, 1977
10 22
"Social Services for the Widowed" and "What It's Like to be Widowed: Establishing Programs for the Widowed in Yamhill County", Panelist on workshops, Death, Grief, and Widow-Widower Conference, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
May 14, 1977
10 22
Attended planning meeting as a consultant for Death, Grief, and Widow-Widower Conference, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
April 15, 1977
10 23
Participation in Service Providers to Seniors, 3rd Annual Senior Day, Sponsored by Lane Council of Governments, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
May 21, 1977
10 24
"Perspectives on Widowhood", Moderated panel of widows/widowers, Spring term Forum on Aging, Sponsored by the University Gerontology Association (association for gerontology students), Emerald Baptist Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one flyer and one newspaper clipping photocopy. File otherwise empty.
May 26, 1977
10 25
"Passages in a Woman's Life", Panelist before General Assembly, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
June 4, 1977
10 25
"Displaced Homemakers: Getting It Together", coleader of workshop with Nancie Fadeley, Oregon Women's Conference: "Path Breaking", Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
June 5, 1977
10 26
"Displaced Homemaker Legislation", EECA Specialists, Area Agency on Aging, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one agenda sheet, a page that appears to be taken from the EECA Specialists meeting minutes, and one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
June 8, 1977
10 27
"Widowhood: Grief, Growth, and the Challenge of a New Lifestyle", American Association of Retired Persons, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one newspaper clipping photocopy. File otherwise empty.
June 17, 1977
10 28
"Displaced Homemaker Program: Where Been/Where Going?", Military Mothers Club, National Red Cross, Lane County Chapter, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one letter. File otherwise empty.
October 5, 1977
10 29
"Loss and the Effects", Family Stroke Education Group, Home Health Agency, Sacred Heart General Hospital, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
November 2, 1977
10 30
"Displaced Homemakers: Health Available", Senior Services of Lane County, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
January 27, 1978
10 31
"Displaced Homemakers-Widowed Services", Workshop for Western States Shelter Network Conference on Household Violence, Eugene, Oregon
File contains conference bulletin, a letter, and a photocopy of a newspaper clipping. File otherwise empty.
February 11, 1978
10 32
"Needs, Interests, and Concerns of the Community", FCC Ascertainment Interview, Eugene Broadcast Council (representation from area news media), Town Club, Eugene, Oregon
February 16, 1978
10 33
"Crisis and the Effects", Inservice training for social workers, nurses, and staff, Social Services Department, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one letter and one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
March 13, 1978
10 34
"Death and Loss", Aftercare Systems, Mental Health Clinic, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
April 3, 1978
10 35
"Widowhood Adaptation", Western Gerontological Society: "Aging-Taking a Giant Step Forward", 24th Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona
April 12, 1978
10 35
"Widowed Services Program", Interviewed on Age-ism, part of the series The Greying of America by KUAT-TV, Channel 6, public broadcasting station, Tucson, Arizona (300 stations). Other interviewed were: Maggie Kuhn, Gray Panthers Activist; Tish Sommers, Commissioner, California Commission on Aging; and Paul Kerschner, President, Western Gerontological Society. Western Gerontological Society: "Aging-Taking a Giant Step Forward", 24th Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona
April 9, 1978 April 12, 1978
10 36
"Widowhood Adaptation", Western Gerontological Society: "Aging-Taking a Giant Step Forward", 24th Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona
April 12, 1978
10 36
"Widowed Services Program", Interviewed on Age-ism, part of the series The Greying of America by KUAT-TV, Channel 6, public broadcasting station, Tucson, Arizona (300 stations). Other interviewed were: Maggie Kuhn, Gray Panthers Activist; Tish Sommers, Commissioner, California Commission on Aging; and Paul Kerschner, President, Western Gerontological Society. Western Gerontological Society: "Aging-Taking a Giant Step Forward", 24th Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona
April 9, 1978 April 12, 1978
11 1
"Widowhood, Problems, Need for Services and Developing a Widowed Services Program", Seminar for area Offices on Aging, Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho (April 27) and Idaho Falls (April 28)
April 27, 1978 - April 28, 1978
11 2
"Widowhood, Problems, Need for Services and Developing a Widowed Services Program", Seminar for area Offices on Aging, Sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho (April 27) and Idaho Falls (April 28)
April 27, 1978 - April 28, 1978
11 3
"Displaced Homemakers", Y Singles Association, Eugene, Oregon
May 4, 1978
11 4
"Widowhood and Problems of Adult Women in Middle Years", Soroptimist Club, Junction City, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
May 23, 1978
11 5
Keynote Speaker, "Coping with Aloneness", Yamhill County Widowed Person's Association, McMinnville, Oregon
May 31, 1978
11 6
"Status of Displaced Homemaker Legislation", Lane Community College Women, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
June 2, 1978
11 7
"Displaced Homemaker: Story and Positive Intervention", Eugene Business and Professional Women's Club, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
June 22, 1978
11 8
"Help for the Displaced Homemaker: Story and Positive Intervention", Eugene Business and Professional Women's Club, Eugene, Oregon
June 24, 1978
11 9
"Problems and Solutions: Women in Middle Years", Business and Professional Women, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
July 5, 1978
11 10
After Widowhood and Displaced Homemakers: Moving On", Inservice for Multiphasic Group, Home Health Agency, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
July 7, 1978
11 11
"Do You Know What is Available to the Displaced Homemaker?", State conference of the Oregon Division of the American Association of University Women, Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, Oregon
July 15, 1978
11 12
"Women in Crisis", General Assembly Conference of United Methodist Women (Idaho and Oregon), School of Christian Concerns, Northwest Christian College, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
August 3, 1978
11 13
"Loss: Widowhood/Displaced Homemakers", Sponsored by the Women's Commission, Fair on Eugene Mall, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
August 16, 1978
11 14
"The Role of the Displaced Homemaker", Second Career Seminar: "Women Aware", Sponsored by Kelly Services and Meier & Frank Co., Portland, Oregon (September 18) and Eugene, Oregon (September 19)
September 18, 1978 September 19, 1978
11 15
"The Role of the Displaced Homemaker", Second Career Seminar: "Women Aware", Sponsored by Kelly Services and Meier & Frank Co., Portland, Oregon (September 18) and Eugene, Oregon (September 19)
September 18, 1978 September 19, 1978
11 16
"Taking the Positive Next Steps", Displaced Homemakers Conference, Sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
September 20, 1978
11 17
"Problems and Solutions: Women in Middle Years", Business and Professional Women, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note and one typed note. File otherwise empty.
October 4, 1978
11 18
Keynote speaker, "Women-Readjustment to Change", Southtowne Rotary Club, Eugene, Oregon
October 5, 1978
11 18
"Problems of Adult Women: Programs for Displaced Homemakers", First Annual Women Studies Symposium: "Equality: A Kaleidoscope of the Future", Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
October 27, 1978
11 19
"Problems of Adult Women: Programs for Displaced Homemakers", First Annual Women Studies Symposium: "Equality: A Kaleidoscope of the Future", Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
October 27, 1978
11 20
"Women in Transition", Kiwanis Club, Portland, Oregon
November 9, 1978
11 20
"The Displaced Homemaker's Dilemma", American Association of University Women, Eugene, Oregon
November 14, 1978
11 20
"Are You a Displaced Homemaker?", One-day workshop for Deschutes County, Sponsored by the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women, Bend, Oregon
November 18, 1978
11 21
"Are You a Displaced Homemaker?", One-day workshop for Deschutes County, Sponsored by the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women, Bend, Oregon
November 18, 1978
11 22
"Displaced Homemaker Program-Successes and Problems", Democratic Women for Benton County, Corvallis, Oregon
November 30, 1978
11 23
"Try Your Wings", Council V Toastmistress meeting, Cottage Grove, Oregon
December 2, 1978
11 23
"Keynote speaker, "Problems of Adult Women", Council V Regional conference of International Toastmistress Clubs, Cottage Grove, Oregon
January 1979
11 24
"Grief/Widowhood; Death/Dying: Specific Problems of Aging", Perspectives on Aging workshop (2 days) for Area Office on Aging, Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, Held at University of Montana, Helena, Montana
January 16, 1979 - January 17, 1979
11 25
"Grief/Widowhood; Death/Dying: Specific Problems of Aging", Perspectives on Aging workshop (2 days) for Area Office on Aging, Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, Held at University of Montana, Helena, Montana
January 16, 1979 - January 17, 1979
11 25
"Displaced Homemakers: Problems, Needs, and Solutions", Sponsored by American Association of University Women-Sweet Home and Lebanon, Sweet Home Business and Professional Women, and Sweet Home Women's Club, Sweet Home, Oregon
February 10, 1979
11 26
"Church as Resource in Aging Concerns: Financing Retirement, Re-Marriage" Adult Sunday school class, Church of Christ
File contains a two page quiz and one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
February 11, 1979
11 27
"Widowhood: Problems Encountered, Solutions, and What the Community Can Do to Help", Presentation before community leaders, Sponsored by Smith-Lund Funeral Directors, Cottage Grove, Oregon
March 3, 1979
11 27
"How to Develop a Widowed Services Program", Conducted workshop for the community, Held at State Savings and Loan Bank, Cottage Grove, Oregon
April 25, 1979
11 28
"Displaced Homemakers: Need for Services", Junior League of Eugene, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
March 8, 1979
11 29
"The Displaced Homemaker: Concerns, Finances, Employment, Training", American Association of University Women, Salem, Oregon
File contains one letter. File otherwise empty.
March 10, 1979
11 30
"Employment Problems of Adult Women", The Quest Fellowship and the Urban Matrix of the United Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note and one typed note. File otherwise empty.
March 10, 1979
11 31
"Phase One: Women Alone: The Displaced Homemaker", Southwest Washington Conference, Sponsored by the Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club and Vancouver-Clark County YMCA, Vancouver, Washington
March 23, 1979
11 31
"Widowhood and Finances", The Women's Institute for Financial Education, Eugene, Oregon
April 14, 1979
11 32
Who Remembers Mama?, Film depicting the story of long-time homemaker when the days of wife are over. Discussion was "Oregon's Answer". Participants were: Host; Joanne Stern, Eugene chapter of AAUW; State Representative Nancie Fadeley; Hazel Foss, Director, Displaced Homemaker Center; and Margie Hendrickson, Eugene Attorney. Taped at KOAP TV, Channel 10, Oregon Educational and Public Broadcasting Services, Portland, Oregon. Shown on KOAP TV, Channel 10, Portland; KOAC TV, Channel 7, Corvallis; KVDO TV, Channel 3, Salem; and KTVR TV, Channel 13, LaGrande, Oregon
April 18, 1979
11 33
Who Remembers Mama?, Film depicting the story of long-time homemaker when the days of wife are over. Discussion was "Oregon's Answer". Participants were: Host; Joanne Stern, Eugene chapter of AAUW; State Representative Nancie Fadeley; Hazel Foss, Director, Displaced Homemaker Center; and Margie Hendrickson, Eugene Attorney. Taped at KOAP TV, Channel 10, Oregon Educational and Public Broadcasting Services, Portland, Oregon. Shown on KOAP TV, Channel 10, Portland; KOAC TV, Channel 7, Corvallis; KVDO TV, Channel 3, Salem; and KTVR TV, Channel 13, LaGrande, Oregon
April 18, 1979
11 34
"Needs, Interests, and Concerns of the Community", FCC Ascertainment Interview, Eugene Broadcast Council (representation from area news media), Town Club, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
April 20, 1979
11 35
"Widowhood and Transition: Moving Forward", Adult Sunday school class, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note and a telephone message sheet. File otherwise empty.
April 26, 1979
11 36
"Phase Two: Women Alone: The Displaced Homemaker", Southwest Washington Conference, Sponsored by the Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club, the Vancouver-Clark County YWCA, Clark College, and Clark County Cooperative-Extension Service, Vancouver, Washington
File contains one letter and one flyer. File otherwise empty.
April 27, 1979
12 1
"Rights of Passage: Widowed, Divorced, Separated, Single and the Displaced Homemaker", Western Gerontological Society, 25th Annual Meeting: "A Celebration of Life", San Francisco, California
May 1, 1979
12 2
"Rights of Passage: Widowed, Divorced, Separated, Single and the Displaced Homemaker", Western Gerontological Society, 25th Annual Meeting: "A Celebration of Life", San Francisco, California
May 1, 1979
12 3
"Community Services for Women's Changing Roles", Center for Sociological Studies for Women, Sociology Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
May 8, 1979
12 4
"History of Displaced Homemaker Programs and Displaced Homemaker Legislation", American Association of University Women, Lake Oswego branch, Durham, Oregon
May 19, 1979
12 4
"Going on", Regional conference, "Reaching Out", Columbia Region International Toastmistress Clubs, Portland, Oregon
June 3, 1979
12 5
"Going On", Regional conference, "Reaching Out", Columbia Region International Toastmistress Clubs, Portland, Oregon
June 3, 1979
12 6
"Displaced Homemakers", Workshop with Barbara Crawford, Region X Displaced homemaker representative, Oregon Council for Women's Equality Conference: "Feminism '79: Power and Purpose", Portland State University, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
June 16, 1979
12 7
"Concerns: Death and Dying", Training for Hospice, United Methodist Church, Junction City, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
June 18, 1979
12 8
"Widowed Services", Hospice Workshop, Friends of Hospice, Eugene, Oregon
File contains a one page conference schedule. File otherwise empty.
June 20, 1979
12 9
"Displaced Homemakers", Third Annual Northwest Conference for the Widowed, Vancouver, Washington
File contains conference brochure and a financial statement. File otherwise empty.
June 29, 1979 - July 1, 1979
12 10
"Effects of Grief on Health", Oncology Inservice, Sacred Heart General Hospital, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one letter and one newsletter. File otherwise empty.
August 22, 1979
12 11
"Widowed Services", Eugenesis Community Conference: "Active Concerns: Death and Dying", For organizations involved with issues related to death and dying, The Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one flyer and one newspaper clipping photocopy.
September 15, 1979
12 12
"Widowhood and Grief", Friends of Hospice, Springfield, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
September 20, 1979
12 13
Living When a Loved One Has Died, Viewing of film and discussion chaired by Hazel Foss, Sponsored by Douglas Lund of Smith-Lund Funeral Home, Specific invitation for community women's clubs, Held at First Baptist Church, Cottage Grove, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note and one typed note. File otherwise empty.
September 26, 1979
12 14
"Displaced Homemakers", Panelist, Fall Conference of Cascade District, Oregon Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs: "Deducing Some Dandy Decisions--Cradle to Maturity", Springfield, Oregon
September 29, 1979
12 14
"Caring, Sharing, Growing
12 14
"Displaced Homemakers", Women and the Law 1979. 9th Regional Conference, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
October 26, 1979 - October 29, 1979
12 15
"Displaced Homemakers: Problems of Mid-Life Women", Business and Professional Women, Florence, Oregon
File contains one handwritten note, one typed note, and one travel reimbursement statement.
November 27, 1979
12 16
"Displaced Homemakers/Widowed Services Program", University of Oregon Mothers Club, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one conference invitation and one newspaper clipping photocopy.
December 6, 1979
12 17
Keynote speaker at dedication/ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house of the Displaced Homemakers Center of Portland, Portland, Oregon
January 26, 1980
12 17
"Bereavement Counseling", Moderated panel of widows, Friends of Hospice, Eugene, Oregon
February 5, 1980
12 17
"Middle-Aged Women: Change in Lifestyle", Area-wide conference, Hospital Auxiliary, McKenzie Hospital, Springfield, Oregon
March 1980
12 18
You Pack Your Own Chute, Film screening and talk, American Association of University Women, Eugene, Oregon
April 12, 1980
12 19
You Pack Your Own Chute, Film screening and talk, American Association of University Women, Eugene, Oregon
April 12, 1980
12 20
"Crisis as Widows", United Methodist Church Women, Springfield, Oregon
Note: File contains one handwritten note, file otherwise empty.
June 7, 1980
12 21
"Women in Crisis", Workshop for the School of Christian Missions Programs, United Methodist Women's Conference, Idaho and Oregon, Northwest Christian College, Eugene, Oregon
File contains two one page letters and one handwritten note. File otherwise empty.
July 11, 1980
12 22
Presentation at organizational meeting of the Older Women's Caucus, Oregon Women's Political Caucus, Alton Baker Park, Eugene, Oregon
File contains one newspaper clipping photocopy. File otherwise empty.
July 30, 1980
12 23
"Report on Visit to St. Christopher's Hospice" [Sydenham, England, November 7, 1980], Friends of Hospice, Eugene, Oregon
March 3, 1981
12 24
"Legal Status of Women", Panelist, Legislation Workshop for the annual convention, Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Wilsonville, Oregon
File contains one newspaper article photocopy and the convention schedule. File otherwise empty.
March 28, 1981
12 25
"Counseling the Widowed Person", Oregon Funeral Director's Association, 78th Annual Convention, Gleneden Beach, Oregon
May 5, 1981
12 25
"Grief and Bereavement Counseling", Inservice, Hospice volunteers, United Methodist Church, Junction City, Oregon
May 12, 1981
12 25
"Dealing With Grief", Conducted five-hour workshop for congregation, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon
February 20, 1982
12 26
"Dealing With Grief", Conducted five-hour workshop for congregation, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon
February 20, 1982
12 26
Served as consultant to the Work Area on Education Committee of the First United Methodist Church. Assisted in designing a L.O.S.S. Committee (Loving Our Survivors and Singles). Conducted trainings for the committee on: (1) grief due to death; and (2) grief due to divorce and other losses. First United Methodist Church. Eugene, Oregon
Spring 1982
12 26
"Dealing With Grief", Conducted five-hour workshop for congregation, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon
February 20, 1982
12 27
"Surviving the End of a Relationship", Adult group-Sunday evening, Religious Science Church of Eugene, Eugene, Oregon
June 6, 1982
12 28
National Women's Studies Association Conference: "Feminist Connections Throughout Education", Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
June 6, 1982 - June 10, 1982
12 29
National Women's Studies Association Conference: "Feminist Connections Throughout Education", Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
June 6, 1982 - June 10, 1982
12 30
National Women's Studies Association Conference: "Feminist Connections Throughout Education", Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
June 6, 1982 - June 10, 1982
12 30
Panelist: "Growing Older in America: A Women's Problem"; Moderator and Panelist: "Widowhood: A Special Problem for Women"; and Panelist with daughter, Karen A. Foss and two other mother-daughter pairs: "Two Generations of Women in Academia", National Women's Studies Association Conference, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
June 18, 1982 - June 19, 1982
12 31
Panelist: "Growing Older in America: A Women's Problem"; Moderator and Panelist: "Widowhood: A Special Problem for Women"; and Panelist with daughter, Karen A. Foss and two other mother-daughter pairs: "Two Generations of Women in Academia", National Women's Studies Association Conference, Humboldt University, Arcata, California
June 18, 1982 - June 19, 1982
12 31
National Women's Studies Association Conference: "Feminist Connections Throughout Education", Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
June 16, 1982 - June 20, 1982
12 31
"Learning to Let Go... Learning to Move On", All-day workshop sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon
September 11, 1982
13 1
"Alone, But Not Lonely", Women's Symposium, Grand Opening of Blake Hotel, Bradenton, Florida
November 1987
13 2
"Leisure Time-Joy of Living", Holy Cross Church, Palmetto, Florida
November 2, 1986
13 3
"Seeing Life's Changes as New Beginnings", Women's Symposium, "Women of the 80's", Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Florida
November 1987
13 3
"Returning to Work as a Mature Professional", Seminar: "Women Helping Women: Together Striving for the Best", Sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, Bradenton, Florida
February 1991
13 3
Miscellaneous
13 4
Speech Manuscripts, Outlines, and Notes
13 5
Speech Manuscripts, Outlines, and Notes
13 6
Speech Manuscripts, Outlines, and Notes

Series IX:  Center for GerontologyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
14 1
Faculty and Staff Lists
14 2
Agendas and Minutes of Faculty Meetings
14 3
Curriculum
14 4
Curriculum

Series X:  Courses Offered and Course Presentations by Hazel FossReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
"Grief and Widowhood" and "Widowhood: Problems and Needs", Practicum for Friends to the Elderly (a student organization that worked with the elderly), University of Oregon
Fall 1976
15 2
Grief and Widowhood, GERO 410M (July 31-August 4, 1978); GERO 410M (July 16-20, 1979), and GERO 408M, July 28-August 1, 1980
July 31, 1978 - August 4, 1978 July 16, 1979 - July 20, 1979 July 28, 1980 - August 1, 1980
15 3
Grief and Widowhood, GERO 410M (July 31-August 4, 1978), GERO 410M (July 16-20, 1979), and GERO 408M (July 28-August 1, 1980)
July 31, 1978 - August 4, 1978 July 16, 1979 - July 20, 1979 July 28, 1980 - August 1, 1980
15 4
Planning a Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program (GERO 408M)
August 4, 1978 - August 6, 1978 July 2, 1979 - July 6, 1979
15 5
Planning a Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program (GERO 408M)
July 2, 1979 - July 6, 1979 August 4, 1979 - August 6, 1979
15 6
General Course and Workshop Materials
15 7
General Course and Workshop Materials
15 8
Resource Materials: Death, Grief, and Widowhood
15 9
Resource Materials: Death, Grief, and Widowhood
15 10
Speech Manuscripts, Outlines, and Notes
15 11
Speech Manuscripts, Outlines, and Notes
15 12
Presentation: "Am I a Displaced Homemaker?", Two-hour workshop, School: Clackamas Community College and Estacada School District No. 108, Estacada, Oregon, Class coordinator: Frankie Bell
April 5, 1983
15 13
Miscellaneous
15 14
Miscellaneous

Series XI:  National and Regional Displaced Homemaker NetworksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
16 1
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., First National Training Conference: "Displaced Homemakers: Program Options", Hazel Foss's role: Panelist, "Building Peer Support", Sponsored by Older Women's League Educational Fund, Special grant from ACTION with the cooperation of the Women'S Bureau of the Department of Labor, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
October 12-14, 1978
16 2
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., First National Training Conference: "Displaced Homemakers: Program Options", Hazel Foss's role: Panelist, "Building Peer Support", Sponsored by Older Women's League Educational Fund, Special Grant from ACTION with the cooperation of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
October 12, 1978 - October 14, 1978
16 3
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., First National Training Conference: "Displaced Homemakers: Program Options", Hazel Foss's role: Panelist, "Building Peer Support", Sponsored by the Older Women's League Educational Fund, Special grant from ACTION with the cooperation of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
October 12, 1978 - October 14, 1978
16 4
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., First National Training Conference: "Displaced Homemakers: Program Options", Hazel Foss's role: Panelist, "Building Peer Support", Sponsored by Older Women's League Educational Fund, Special Grant from ACTION with the cooperation of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
October 12, 1978 - October 14, 1978
16 5
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Advisory Council meeting/Planning for conference, Hazel Foss's role: Advisory Council member, Seattle, Washington
May 22, 1979 - May 23, 1979
16 6
Region X Displaced Homemaker Conference, Hazel Foss's role: Advisory Council Member, Seattle, Washington
October 22, 1979 - October 24, 1979
16 7
Region X Displaced Homemaker Advisory Council Meeting, Hazel Foss's role: Advisory Council member, Seattle, Washington
June 6, 1980
16 8
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Second Annual Conference: "Transforming Displaced Homemaker Energy into Network Power", Hazel Foss's role: Workshop panelist, "Displaced Homemakers and Older Women"; presented Oregon State "Displaced Homemaker Day" proclamation at General Assembly; and chair the Oregon Caucus, Seattle, Washington
October 23, 1980 - October 24, 1980
16 9
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Annual Meeting and Governing Board Meeting, Fund-raising training session facilitated by Joan Flanagan, author of Grass-roots Fund-raising Book, Conference room, Older Women's League Offices, Washington, D.C.
January 20, 1982 - January 26, 1982
16 10
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network organizational meeting to officially affiliate with National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Conducted by Shirley Sandage, President, National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Thunderbird Hotel at the Quay, Vancouver, Washington
July 15, 1980
16 11
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Second National Displaced Homemaker conference: "One Day at a Time" and governing board meeting, Hazel Foss's role: Panelist and group facilitator, "Economic Development" for conference; and Region X Representative, Governing board meeting, Sponsored by National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc. and the Junior League of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
October 21, 1982 - October 23, 1982
16 12
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Governing Board meeting, Hazel Foss's role: Representative, Region X, and conducted nomination of officers, Conference room, Older Women's League Offices, Washington, D.C.
April 29, 1983 - April 30, 1983
16 13
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc. Annual Meeting, Hazel Foss's role: Conducted nomination of officers, Conference room, Older Women's League Offices, Washington, D.C.
May 1, 1983
16 13
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Annual Conference: "Setting the Tone"; and Advisory Board Meeting, Hazel Foss's role: Coordinated and chaired the conference and conducted the Advisory Board Meeting, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington
June 14, 1983 - June 15, 1983
16 13
One-day workshop for Displaced Homemakers, Sponsored by Clark College Women's Programs, Seattle Community Colleges Center for Displaced Homemakers, National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Region X Network, Fort Steilacoom Community College Displaced Homemaker Program, and Statewide Outreach Services of Community Colleges of Spokane, Gaiser Hall, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington
June 14, 1983
16 14
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Advisory Council Members
16 15
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc. Network News: Newsletter of the Displaced Homemaker Network
16 16
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network, Quarterly newsletters for Region X, Written by Hazel Foss, Region X Representative
16 17
National Displaced Homemaker Network, Inc., Historical Reports and Miscellaneous
16 18
Historical Reports and Miscellaneous
16 19
Region X Displaced Homemaker Network: Miscellaneous
16 20
In Memory of: Tish Sommers (1914-1985), Laurie Shields (1920-1989), Cindy Marano (1948-2005)

Series XII:  Older Women's League (OWL)Return to Top

These files pertain to an organization, Older Women's League, which deals with political issues that affect older women. There was no formal link between OWL and the Widowed Services Program or the Displaced Homemaker Center/Widowed Services Program, but many people involved in those programs were also involved in OWL.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 1
"Growing Numbers: Growing Force", White House Mini-Conference on Older Women, Sponsored by the Administration on Aging with the assistance of the Women's Bureau, U.S. U.S. Department of Labor, ACTION, and the International Paper Company Foundation, Official delegate, Des Moines, Iowa
October 9, 1980 - October 10, 1980
17 2
Organized the Emerald Chapter, Older Women's League (the first OWL chapter in Oregon) with Nancie Fadeley, Hazel M. Foss served as the the first chairperson/president, Organizational meeting was at the home of Hazel Foss, 228 Spyglass Drive, Eugene, Oregon
January 7, 1981
17 3
Second meeting, Emerald Chapter, Guest: Jean Bader, Director of the Oregon Center for Gerontology, Home of Hazel Foss, 228 Spyglass Drive, Eugene, Oregon
January 7, 1981
17 4
"What Kind of an Older Woman Do You Want to Be?", Chairperson, moderator and coordinator, Presented "Workshop Goals and Format" and "Values Clarification and Goal Planning", Sponsored by Emerald Chapter, Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon
October 9, 1982
17 5
First Annual Older Women's League Conference, Official delegate, organizational meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
November 19, 1982 - November 21, 1982
17 6
Older Women's League: Publicity
17 7
Miscellaneous articles on Older Women

Series XIII:  Hazel Foss Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 1
Hazel Foss biography; Hazel Foss autobiography; "Thoughts About My Counseling Experience," May 6, 1974
Undated May 6, 1974
18 2
Lane County Council on Alcoholism, Inc. Notes, memorandum, and newsclipping
1973
18 3
Woman of the Year memorabilia; University of Oregon Mothers Club material
1974

Series XIV:  ArtifactsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
19
Pen used by Governor Bob Straub to sign the Displaced Homemaker Bill HB2241.
May 25, 1977
19
Pen used by Governor Victor Aityeh to sign the "Displaced Homemaker Day" Proclamation.
December 15, 1980

Series XV:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
20
Desk calendar
1978

Series XVI:  Video RecordingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
21 1
Displaced Homemakers. 3/4" tape. KOAP-TV, Channel 10, Portland, Oregon. Oregon Education and Public Broadcasting Services. Produced by Deborah Fairley
Video features Laurie Shields, co-founder, Displaced Homemakers movement; Nancie Fadeley, state representative; Hazel Foss, director, Displaced Homemaker/Widowed Services Program, University of Oregon; Linda Vladimiroff, director, Portland Community College Displaced Homemaker Program; and several displaced homemakers.
June 26, 1980
21 2
Displaced Homemakers. VHS tape. KOAP-TV, Channel 10, Portland, Oregon. Oregon Education and Public Broadcasting Services. Produced by Deborah Fairley
Video features Laurie Shields, co-founder, Displaced Homemakers movement; Nancie Fadeley, state representative; Hazel Foss, director, Displaced Homemaker/Widowed Services Program, University of Oregon; Linda Vladimiroff, director, Portland Community College Displaced Homemaker Program; and several displaced homemakers.
June 26, 1980

Series XVII:  Audio RecordingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
22 1
Public Service Announcement. CD. Hazel M. Foss, Widowed Services Program, Eugene, Oregon
Undated
22 2
House Bill 2241 (HB2241). CD. Hearings before the House Social Services Committee, State of Oregon, Salem, Oregon
Speaking: Nancie Fadeley (State Representative of the State of Oregon); Dick Davis (Director of Human Resources of the State of Oregon); Hazel Foss (Director, Widowed Services Program, University of Oregon); Mary Klonoski, Gloria Earle, Mary Sauther, Ann Richfield, Betty Jones, Rosemary Battori, Ann Stewart, and Emily Samms.
February 22, 1977
22 3
House Bill 2241 (HB2241). CD. 19 minutes. Hearings before the House Social Services Committee, State of Oregon, Salem, Oregon. Testimony of Hazel M. Foss, Director, Widowed Services Program, University of Oregon
February 22, 1977
22 4
News conference at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, announcing state funding for the Displaced Homemakers Program and signing of contract by Dick Davis, Director, Department of Human Resources, State of Oregon; Nancie Fadeley, State Representative; and Aaron Novick, Dean, Graduate School, representing the University of Oregon. CD
July 19, 1977
22 5
Older Women's League (OWL) CD. 70 minutes. Second meeting of OWL at the home of Hazel Foss. Guest: Jean Bader, Director, Gerontology Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Content: Organization and some sharing of various problems affecting older women. Program, Eugene, Oregon
February 5, 1981

Series XVIII:  Photographs (PH293)Return to Top

Photographs are stored separately under call number PH293.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Prints
Box Folder
1 1
Hazel Foss, Director of the Widowed Services Center
May 1975
1 2
Photographs of Hazel Foss and the opening of the Widowed Services Center
May 1975
1 3
Offices being painted (Kwanis project)
May 1975
1 4
Offices being painted (Kwanis project)
May 1975
1 5
Offices being painted (Kwanis project)
May 1975
1 6
Hazel Foss with client
1975
1 7
Hazel Foss at the Western Gerontological Society, San Diego, California
March 1976
1 8
Widowed Services Educational meeting
June 1976
1 9
Hawaii trip. Snapshots of participants
September 1976
1 10
Hawaii trip. Snapshots of participants
September 1976
1 11
Hawaii trip. Snapshots of participants
September 1976
1 12
Hawaii trip. Black and white photograph of participants
September 1976
1 13
Hawaii trip. Photograph of Hazel Foss, R'Lue Meehan and celebrity
September 1976
1 14
Jack Weiss, Hazel Foss, and Jim Lynch (Center for Gerontology, University of Oregon) at lunch
April 29, 1977
1 15
Hazel Foss, Donna McKenzie, and Fran Scott at lunch
April 29, 1977
1 16
Hazel Foss introducing workshop and speaker at an insurance workshop
1973
1 17
Photographs of a reception for Pat Straub, Governor Straub's wife at the Widowed Services and Displaced Homemaker Center
Spring 1978
1 18
Hazel Foss at the International Toastmistress Club
June 3, 1979
1 19
Governor Victor Atiyeh signing proclamation "Displaced Homemaker Day."
October 24, 1980
1 20
Hazel Foss with Nancie Fadeley
Undated
1 21
Hazel Foss with Nancie Fadeley
Undated
1 22
Group of widows working on baby clothes, a project for a recently widowed pregnant woman
Undated
1 23
Photograph of St. Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, England
Undated
Subseries B: Slides
Box
2
Jim Camp, Job Developer and Liz Boyington, Program Developer, Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Hazel Foss and Jim Camp, Job Developer, Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Hazel Foss and Jim Camp, Job Developer, Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Receptionist and secretary, Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Brochure for the Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Contact information for the Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Contact information for the Widowed Services Center
March 1978
2
Construction machinery
March 1978
2
Preparing asphalt
March 1978
2
Construction worker
March 1978
2
Interior view with staff member
March 1978
2
Interior view with worker
March 1978
2
Construction machinery
March 1978
2
Construction work
March 1978
2
Delivery of boxes
March 1978
2
Interior view of worker
March 1978
2
Staff member pouring coffee
March 1978
2
Laying asphalt
March 1978
2
Delivery of boxes
March 1978
2
Two people at a bulletin board
March 1978
2
Brochure
March 1978
2
Office workers at work
March 1978
2
Driver in cab of truck "Eugene Sand and Gravel."
March 1978
2
Driver in bobcat
March 1978
2
Hazel Foss with a client
Undated
2
Contact information for the Widowed Services Program
Undated
Subseries C: Negatives
Box Folder
3 1
Photographs of Hazel Foss and opening of the Widowed Services Center
May 1975
3 2
Hazel Foss at the Western Gerontological Society, San Diego, California
March 1976
3 3
Reception for Pat Straub, wife of Governor Straub
Spring 1978

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Displaced homemakers--Legal status, laws, etc.--Oregon
  • Displaced homemakers--Oregon
  • Displaced homemakers--Services for--Oregon
  • Displaced homemakers--Training of--Oregon
  • Eugene
  • Moving Images
  • Older women--Oregon
  • Oregon
  • Sound Recordings
  • Widows--Oregon
  • Women
  • Personal Names :
  • Foss, Hazel, 1924-
  • Corporate Names :
  • National Displaced Homemakers Network
  • Older Women's League (U.S.)
  • University of Oregon. Center for Gerontology
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audio-visual materials
  • Photographs