Kathleen Huttenmaier interview
Kathleen Huttenmaier was born in May 1949 and grew up in Yakima, Washington. After graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1967, she moved to Beatrice, Nebraska and Washington, D.C., where her husband worked in politics and she raised their children. They moved to Spokane, Washington in 1980. In Spokane, she continued her studies at Eastern Washington University graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and her Masters of Arts in 1987, also at EWU. Her focus was in art, history, and women’s studies. After completing her graduate work at EWU, she enrolled in the American Studies program at Washington State University, but did not finish her PhD. Huttenmaier was hired by the state of Washington to provide lectures across the state on women in the arts during the Great Depression. She began teaching part-time at EWU in 1990. In 1993, she was hired full-time as Social Studies Education coordinator at EWU. Huttenmaier retired from EWU in 2020.
Huttenmaier, Kathleen and Jewell, James R., "Kathleen Huttenmaier interview" (2021). Eastern Washington University Oral Histories. 4.
Eastern Washington University Archives and Special Collections, EWU Oral Histories (EWU-019-0743)