Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

DJ, January 6, 1980 (Tape 2)

Item

SPW513_DJ.JPG

Title

DJ, January 6, 1980 (Tape 2)

Subject

Lesbians
Lesbians--Conduct of life
Lesbians--Social life and customs
Lesbians--United States--Interviews
Lesbians--United States--Identity
Lesbians--New York (State)--Buffalo--History--20th century
Lesbians--New York (State)--Buffalo--Social conditions
Lesbianism--United States
Lesbianism--Social aspects
Lesbianism--United States--History
Roles--Butch and Femme
Gay bars

Description

DJ discusses her early experiences with women as a teenager, her feelings of being a tomboy, and her coming-out experience. She discusses her experiences in the bar scene in Buffalo in the 1950s, and describes ways in which women would interact with each other, but publicly and privately. DJ also discusses roles in relationships, particularly the butch and the femme.

Creator

DJ (Interviewee)
Madeline Davis (Interviewer)

Date

1980-01-06

Extent

30:01
29:57

Medium

mpeg
wav

Language

eng

Type

Sound
PhysicalObject
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW513

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Contact Designation: Maxine Wolfe, Contact Address: 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone Number: 718-768-3953

Citation

DJ (Interviewee) Madeline Davis (Interviewer), “DJ, January 6, 1980 (Tape 2),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed October 17, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW513.