The Women of Rock Oral History Project is a 501(c)(3) approved nonprofit and has been made possible, in part, by the Helen Gurley Brown Magic Grant (2016) and the Rebecca Samay Rosenthal Memorial Fellowship (2015). The project is otherwise self-funded and sustained entirely by volunteer labor. This labor includes travel, video recording and editing, transcribing, grant writing, event organization and promotion, and publicity. You can view the list of volunteers here.

Our main goal in 2018, is to introduce a wider audience to the lives and work of our interviewees, and to conduct 20 additional interviews. These valuable historical documents will also be the basis for an oral history of rock music, set to be published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2021, and a documentary film.

Your donations will be used for travel costs (flights) and transcription costs. Because we rely on volunteer labor, and due to the astronomical cost of transcribing each interview—roughly $1 per minute—we’ve put that on the back burner and hope to approach the backlog this year.

Our interviewees have graciously donated items for auction and are available for purchase through our store. We will be posting WOROHP inspired gifts and merchandise as well. Donors also have the opportunity to sponsor an interview ($500+) and be listed on the final video, our website, the Sophia Smith Collection website, and our social media accounts as (major) contributors.

As always, any and all donations are accepted anytime and are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

Tanya Pearson,
Founder/ Director of the Women of Rock Oral History Project