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Harris, Janet


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

Janet Harris interviewed by Taylor Schulte, 2012 March 30

Scope and Contents Janet Harris reflects on her life, career, relationships, and experience at Smith. She describes her childhood in a middle class family in Wisconsin. She talks about coming out as young adult, her relationship with her family, and the lesbian community in Madison and Janesville Wisconsin. Harris also reflects on her career as a court reporter and small business owner. The interview then moves to her relationship with her most recent partner and her role as a caretaker when her partner...
Dates of Materials: 2012 March 30