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Lathrop, 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 Lathrop interviewed by Hannah Pepin, 2012 April 8

Scope and Contents In this oral history Janet Lathrop describes growing up in Wisconsin in a small, upwardly mobile family, and her journey through college and beyond. This interview traces the development of Lathrop’s early sexual and romantic attraction to women over men, and her struggle within a family that often felt constricting and even fearful of her preferences. Lathrop describes her high school and college years, including her involvement in anti-war activism on campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Never...
Dates of Materials: 2012 April 8