Powell, Mary Clare
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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
Abstract A research project undertaken in the early 1980s by Annie Cheatham and Mary Clare Powell. They interviewed North American women about their efforts to create alternative structures for family life, arts, education, work, and politics. The results were published in the book, This Way Daybreak Comes: Women's Values and the Future (1986). Project records contain research material, writings, speeches, correspondence, slides, and photographs. Of particular...
Dates of Materials: 1979-1990
Scope and Contents In this oral history, seventy-two-year-old poet Mary Clare Powell reflects on her self-proclaimed identity as an atypical woman. Powell describes her upbringing, focusing in particular on the role of community in her hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland, and the role of the community’s liberal Protestant church during her youth. She discusses how women throughout her life have helped her in realizing her full potential. Powell talks about coming to terms with her lesbian identity, and how various...
Dates of Materials: 2014 November 14