Occupations: Professor, social work.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project is a collection of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. 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...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2019
Scope and Contents This oral history details Joan Laird’s evolving relationships with her family. Laird’s marriage with her ex-husband, the birth of her son, Duncan, and her relationship with her current partner, Ann Hartman, is discussed.Her experiences at Vassar in the fifties are described as well. The interview includes stories of Laird’s time in Ann Arbor as a postdoctoral student in social work and anthropology as well as the opening of the Ann Arbor Center for Family with Hartman. Laird talks about the...
Dates of Materials: 2012 April 13