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Nellie Bishop

Identifier: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Videocassette [V169] was made December 1995. The videocassette addresses events from 1904 to 1997. The setting is somebody's kitchen. Bishop is celebrating her ninety-first birthday and is sitting at a table, talking with three women in their mid-forties, who are mostly off-camera, named Dorothy, Danielle, and her granddaughter, Sharon Gamble. They ask questions and make astute comments; she replies and makes connections. Throughout the exchange the four eat Chinese food and drink homemade German wine, possibly made by Bishop. Videocassette #182 is a celebration of Bishop's ninety-fourth birthday. The setting is the dining room of a retirement center in Lanark, Illinois. Bishop's pastor plays the guitar and sings, occasionally soliciting comments from Bishop and others present. Videocassette [V183] is a celebration of Bishop's ninety-third birthday and is attended by her grandchildren and friends. It is filmed in Bishop's apartment. A transcript is available.


  • Creation: 1995-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The videocassettes are open for research.


From the Collection: 1.00 linear inches

From the Collection: 3 videocassettes [V169, V182, V183]. boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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