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O'Rourke, Jane


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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

Jane O'Rourke interviewed by Sara Ramasastry, 2016 March 16

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Jane O’Rourke describes her childhood and her experiences being raised by her mother in a New Jersey rectory. She discusses the impact of her mother’s early death on her life and the ways that she has since created community for herself among her friends. The interview focuses on her work and her experiences as a bisexual woman and mother. O’Rourke discusses how she came to know her partner and develop their relationship, and she discusses her experiences raising their...
Dates of Materials: 2016 March 16

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