Lesbian Elders Oral History Project

Titles Lesbian Elders Oral History Project
Description The Lesbian Elders Oral History Project explores the lives of seven women who lived lesbian lives before 1969. Narrators recount many aspects of the their lives during this time: the process of coming out, support networks for lesbians, public places in the lesbian community, language and identity, the process of growing older, and changes in the lesbian community over the years. Oral history is an important tool for documenting the stories of lesbian elders, particularly since traditional resources such as letters, newspaper accounts, and diaries can be so difficult to locate. This project thus addresses a fundamental issue in gay and lesbian history: visibility. Oral history allows the narrators to fill in the gaps of the historical picture of people who were often forced to live in the shadows.
Quantity 9.5 hours sound cassette
142 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Hiner, Jo
Interviewee: McNaron, Toni
Interviewee: Mellem, Donna M.
Interviewee: Olson, Gloria Ann
Interviewee: Peltzer, Joyce Elaine
Interviewee: Saltness, Patricia R.
Interviewee: Stewart, Annalee
Interviewer: Weiland, Mary R.
Dates Creation: 11/25/1996 - 01/30/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 67 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.251 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Jo Hiner'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Toni McNaron'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Donna M. Mellem'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Gloria A. Olson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Joyce E. Peltzer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Patricia R. Saltness'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Lesbian Elders Oral History Project: Interview with Annalee Stewart'

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