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Laird, Joan



Occupations: Professor, social work.

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

Joan Laird interviewed by Erin Hopkins, 2012 April 13

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...
Dates of Materials: 2012 April 13

Joan Laird papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00462

Professor of social work; family therapist. Papers consist of published books and journal articles.

Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2011