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Shumsky, Ellen


Found in 3 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

Ellen Shumsky interviewed by Dara Kagan, 2011 March 14

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Ellen Shumsky describes growing up in a Jewish community in Brooklyn and her experiences learning about photography in France in the 1960s. The interview focuses on her experiences in the New York City school system, her experiences working in the Gay Liberation Front and co-founding the Radicalesbians, her work as a photographer and chronicler of the gay liberation movement, and her work as a social worker and psychotherapist. Shumsky’s story details the origins of...
Dates of Materials: 2011 March 14

Ellen Shumsky papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00493
Scope and Contents

Writings about lesbian and feminist issues by Shumsky and others; fliers; minutes of meetings of Radical Lesbians (NYC); other printed materials; photographs (photocopies); and 7 issues of the newspaper, Come Out. The photographs are identified and provide excellent documentation of women together - working, relaxing, marching, etc., and the written and printed materials offer a very good record of aspects of radical gay and lesbian political activism.

Dates of Materials: 1969-1972