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White women

Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Identity categories provide another way of understanding the lives of women documented in our collections. Identities are assigned based on information available to the Smith College Special Collections, as declared by historical actors. Terms that people may have used to describe their own identities change over time. Because of this, not all collections are categorized. If we have made a mistake in our identity classification, please contact us.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dolores Alexander interviewed by Kelly Anderson, March 20, 2004 and October 22, 2005

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 310183630030517]
Scope and Contents In this oral history Alexander reflects on her childhood in New Jersey, her education, and her early marriage as a lead-in to her involvement with the women's movement. Alexander details her relationship to Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women and her painful experiences as part of the lesbian purge. Alexander also describes her life with Mother Courage, the restaurant she opened with partner Jill Ward, which became a hub of radical feminism in the 70s. Lastly, she reflects...
Dates of Materials: March 20, 2004 and October 22, 2005

Dorothy Allison interviewed by Kelly Anderson, November 18-19, 2007

 File — Box 3: [Barcode: 310183630030525]
Scope and Contents Because Dorothy Allison has written extensively about her childhood and early family life, this oral history focuses on Allison's political activism and involvement with feminism, beginning in Tallahassee, FL in the 1970s. She recounts "finding the movement" at Florida State University through the Women's Center and her parallel life in the bars, among butch-femme dykes, and her struggle to integrate the worlds of middle-class politics and working class erotics. Allison describes...
Dates of Materials: November 18-19, 2007

Virginia Apuzzo Interviewed by Kelly Anderson, June 2-3, 2004

 File — Box 4: [Barcode: 310183630030475]
Scope and Contents In this oral history Virginia Apuzzo discusses her family heritage, growing up in an Italian American community in the Bronx, and her choice to enter the convent. The interview is particularly strong in the areas of Catholicism, faith, and spirituality. Apuzzo discusses her coming out process and the ways that her sexuality became her politics. While she touches on the women's movement, the Houston conference, and the impact of feminism in her life, Apuzzo details in depth her relationship...
Dates of Materials: June 2-3, 2004