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Elkin, Marty


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

Marty Elkin interviewed by Barbara Foley Morrison, 2013 March 19 and 20

Scope and Contents In this oral history Marty Elkin describes her childhood in an all-white rural town, as well as her close relationship with her father, who worked for Gulf Oil Corporation, and her mother, a stay-at-home mom who inspired Elkin through her determination to not be limited by the loss of one of her legs as a child. Elkin discusses maternity care and her efforts to create hospital policy that supports mother-infant bonding, breastfeeding, family bonding, and mothers’ medical autonomy. She speaks...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 19 and 20