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Guide to the Southern Lesbian-Feminist Activist Herstory Project Oral Histories

Summary

Forty-four digital audio oral history interviews documenting lesbian feminist activism in the South focused on the period 1968-1994.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10066
Title
Southern Lesbian-Feminist Activist Herstory Project
Date
2011-2015
Extent
10 Gigabytes, MP3, WAV, WMA, PDF, and DOC files., 0.3 Linear Feet, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English.

Collection Overview

Forty-four digital audio oral history interviews created by Charlene Ball, Kate Ellison, Barbara Esrig, Barbara Ester, Merril Mushroom, and Rose Norman, documenting lesbian feminist activism in the South focused on the period 1968-1994. The interviews were created in 2011-2015, and are accompanied by digital notes and/or transcripts, which often contain photographs.

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[Identification of item], Southern Lesbian-Feminist Activist Herstory Project Oral Histories, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) - Chris Carroll, Eleanor Smith, Lorraine Fontana, Saralyn Chesnut - interviewed by Charlene Ball, 2013-04-02
(1:20:27)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Atkins, Gail and Demeter, Gwen - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-10-12
(1:04:47)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Avery, Byllye - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-02-15
(0:53:14)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Beef and McEntire, Lauren - interviewed by Merril Mushroom, 2014-08-26
(0:29:55)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Boudreaux, Shewolf (Jean) - interviewed by Barbara Esrig and Kate Ellison, 2013-01 and 2013-02
(1:30:41)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Burnell, Donna - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-12-21
(0:52:17)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Carter, Mandy - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-03-26
(1:15:51)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Culver, Corky - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-10
(0:59:12)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Earl, Matilda - interviewed by Merril Mushroom, 2014-09-14
(0:38:56)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Eickmann, Krista - interviewed by Merril Mushroom, 2014-09-01
(0:28:39)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Ellison, Kate - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-10
(2:45:12)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Esrig, Barbara - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-11
(1:23:01)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Felicity, Calla and Felicity, LauRose - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2011-05-26
(0:00:20)

Introductory audio only, see notes for interview information and transcribed content.

Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Fougere, Myriam - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-01-29
(2:13:12)
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Fullbright, Swamprat (Erica) - interviewed by Merrill Mushroom, 2014-09-10
(0:25:16)
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Garner, Joan - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-04-12
(0:47:08)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Harrison, Garnett - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-16
(0:35:57)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Harrison, Sallie - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-12
(1:14:11)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Hart, Nett - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2015-01-28
(1:08:35)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Hawk, Cybilla - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-08-23
(1:15:30)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Hicks, Lynn - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-02-25
(0:34:59)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Jackson, Blanche - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-07-20
(1:43:01)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Lieu, Barbara - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-08-29
(0:37:17)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
McFadden, Naj - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-10-22
(0:54:18)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
McMichael, Pam - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-04-23
(0:58:22)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Moroles, Maria Christina - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2014-10-27
(1:42:32)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Netherton, Bonnie - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-11-04 to 2013-11-06
(3:28:50)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Pagoda Women at Alapine - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-04-13
(2:25:46)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Parrish, Margaret - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-12
(0:41:42)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Pharr, Suzanne - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-03-28
(1:03:40)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Powell, Carole - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-12-31
(1:25:15)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Randall-David, Betsy - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-02-25
(0:56:38)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Reeder, Gail - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2011-08-15
(0:52:48)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Rivers, Diana - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-05-24
(0:43:47)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Saltzman, Emily - interviewed by Merril Mushroom, 2014-09-09
(0:24:12)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Segrest, Mab - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-05-10
(0:27:32)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Silvermoon, Flash - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2012-11-12
(0:59:53)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Sims, Mary Lee - interviewed by Barbara Ester, 2013-04-08
(1:13:25)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Smith, Pam - interviewed by Barbara Esrig, 2012-12-14
(1:38:43)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Spitzer, Mindy - interviewed by Barbara Ester, 2012-12-12
(1:08:20)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Tarpley, Connie - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-11-07
(0:46:52)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Williams, Rainbow - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2013-11-09
(1:27:04)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001
Willowbee, Sally - interviewed by Rose Norman, 2015-01-23
(0:52:58)
Digital-materials RL10066-SET-0001

2. Administrative materials

Includes project flash drives, and compact discs and paper copies for the Sims and Spitzer interviews.

Box 1
 

Historical Note

The Southern Lesbian-Feminist Activist Herstory Project came into existence in 2009 around efforts at WomonWrites, an annual conference of lesbian writers, to document the lives and experiences of lesbian activists in the American South in the last decades of the 20th century. Many of the interviews were excerpted for use in special issues of Sinister Wisdom.

Related Material

Womonwrites Records, 1979-2014; Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, ca. 1972-1994


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Provenance

The Southern Lesbian-Feminist Activist Herstory Project interviews were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013-2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Craig Breaden, August 2017 and May 2019. Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0200.