Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Jo Hiner

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Titles Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Jo Hiner
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born in July 27, 1926, in Oak Park, Illinois; moved to Davenport, Iowa, when she was six and then to various other Iowa communities; graduated from Marshall High School in Minneapolis; spent one year at Minneapolis School of Art and Design; worked in a settlement house in New York; married in 1951, and had five daughters; returned to Minneapolis in 1993. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; work in California and Iowa as an artist; early music training in Chicago and New York; early lesbian encounters; positive reinforcements; work in New York City; coming out to her mother; marriage and family; meetings of women's groups; attraction to butch women; involvement in gay community in Iowa City; Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC); changes in societal attitude town lesbians; concerns about housing for aging gays and lesbians.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:01:09 running time
Creation Interviewee: Hiner, Jo
Interviewer: Weiland, Mary R.
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/19/1996
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 67 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.251.1 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project'


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