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Chapman, Mare


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Mare Chapman interviewed by Sophie Steinberger, 2012 March 16 and 19

Scope and Contents In this oral history Mare Chapman describes growing up as a tomboyish child in her educated, emotion-hiding “fine family” as well as her Michigan country high school. The interview follows her feminist awakening, growth and motivation parallel to her career and to her progression through high school dating, marriage to a man, introductory lesbian dalliances, and long-term lesbian partnerships. Chapman’s story depicts her experience as a mother and wife in “traditional” heterosexual marriage...
Dates of Materials: Majority of material found within 2012 March 16 and 19