Buchanan, Mary Estill

Buchanan, Mary Estill
Buchanan, Mary Estil, 1934-, interviewee; McCutcheon, Liz, interviewer; Woolf, Marvin B., videographer;
Date Recorded:
March 26, 2013
Date digitized:
March 26, 2013
Length of interview:
51 minutes, 32 seconds

Mary Estill Buchanan discusses her unsuccessful runs for CU regent and the U.S. Senate and the development of connections that led to her appointment to the Board of Agriculture. She discusses helping mediate the labor teacher contracts at Boulder Valley School District, her role in the passage of a Colorado Equal Rights Amendment, and her contribution to recruiting women for higher office vacancies including women judges. Mary Estill describes her extensive public service including her involvement with the American Society for Health and Bioethics; Safe Colorado, which works to advance gun control legislation; immigration reform; work with homeless youth; and recruitment of local groups to adopt and clear minefields in war-torn countries. She stresses the importance of women in leadership and how to strike a balance between civic engagement, career and family.


Colorado. Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Colorado
Women in politics Colorado
Firearms Law and legislation
Equal Rights Amendments
Health care policy in the United States
Immigrants Medical care
Immigrants Education
Political activists
Love, John A., 1916-2002
Original Format:
mini-dv tape
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