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Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Annalee Stewart
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born December 6, 1927; grew up in Massachusetts, mostly near Boston; parents were both Methodist ministers; attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois; moved to Minnesota in 1954 and went to graduate school at the University of Minnesota; became a teacher; has an adopted son. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; move to Minnesota; various jobs she's held during her life; early emotions toward other women; searching for an explanation of what being homosexual meant; her first lesbian relationship, which began in 1957 and lasted 20 years; coming out to her son and her family in 1978; involvement in numerous anti-war protests; her connections with other couples; modeling her relationship on heterosexual relationships; staying in the closet during her early years at the University of Minnesota; not experiencing harassment because nobody knew she was a lesbian; attending gay pride rallies; her wish that she had come out earlier in her life; concerns as she grows older; involvement in Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC); ageism in America; relationship with her granddaughter; biggest changes in the lesbian community since she came out in 1978; changes within the University of Minnesota.
1.5 hours sound cassette
22 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:25:02 running time
Interviewee: Stewart, Annalee
Interviewer: Weiland, Mary R.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 67 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.251.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project'