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Newman, Lesléa (1955 November 05)



  • Existence: 1955 November 05


Occupations: Author; Feminist.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00641

A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.

Dates of Materials: 2008 - 2009

Lesléa Newman papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00588

Lesléa Newman is an American author and editor whose writing explores lesbian, feminist, and Jewish themes and their intersection. The collection contains materials documenting her professional career as a writer, speaker, and teacher, including drafts of writing, correspondence, speeches, and audiovisual material.

Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2022

Newman, Leslea, 2008

 File — Multiple Containers
Abstract In this oral history, Lesléa Newman describes her childhood in a Jewish, middle-class community in Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s, her college years at the University of Vermont and the Naropa Institute in the 1970s, and her adult life as a writer, a lesbian, and a Northampton resident. Newman's sense of identity is explored in depth in the interview, examining her roles as Jewish lesbian and daughter, and what it means to be a childless woman. This interview explores the ways in which...
Dates of Materials: 2008