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Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Toni McNaron
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born April 3, 1937. Grew up in Fairfield, Alabama (near Birmingham). Men in family worked at steel mill; mother taught after McNaron's father died. One older sister. Received master's degree from Vanderbilt University (1958). Doctorate from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Came to the University of Minnesota in 1964. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Alabama; trying to date while in college; first lesbian relationship, once she was teaching; the decision to leave the South; racial tension in the South; trying to make it in academia as a woman; early relationships; other lesbian faculty members; starting the women's studies program at the University in 1973; three years as chair of women's studies; founding the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies; problems with alcohol; the decision to come out to her friends in 1973; coming out at work in 1976; her current long-term relationship; the loss of a lesbian community; the trend that some young lesbian students now want nothing to do with feminism.
1.5 hours sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:52:03 running time
Interviewee: McNaron, Toni
Interviewer: Weiland, Mary R.
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 67 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.251.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project'