Documenting Lesbian Lives, 2010
Scope and Contents
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 geographic backgrounds. Interviews cover childhood and growing up experiences; education and employment; activism and politics; family, identity, relationships and community.
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Conditions Governing Access
Some of the oral histories in this collection have restrictions on access. Please see the notes attached to an individual interview for information about restrictions that apply to it.
Additionally, some interviews in this collection have the restriction that they "may not be placed on the Internet or listed or described on the Special Collections website or other digital discovery platforms affiliated with Special Collections." These interviews are not listed in this finding aid and are available by specific request or an in-person visit only.
27 Gigabytes (62 digital video and text files)
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Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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