Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Marge, June 4, 1980

Item

SPW492.jpg

Title

Marge, June 4, 1980

Subject

Lesbian bars, Gay bars, Lesbian community--New York (State)--New York, Lesbian bars, Lesbians--United States--Identity, Lesbians--United States--Interviews, Lesbian community--United States--History, Oral history interview, Bartenders--New York (State)--New York--Biography, Lesbian Herstory Archives

Description

Marge speaks of the bars in Buffalo, NY in the 1950s, specifically Bingo's, Chesterfield, Dugan's, Mardi Gras, and Carousel, which had more of an established lesbian clientele. She tells how Carousel changed from a lesbian to gay crowd in the late 1950s and eventually closed because of allowing "careless" behavior. She felt patrons of gay bars in the 1950s were more respectful than at the time of the interview in 1980. Marge was arrested for serving a minor female, which she felt was an attempt to close the bar where she worked. The tape cuts off at the end of the second side.

Creator

Marge (Interviewee)
Aubra (Interviewer)

Date Created

1980, June 4

Format

Original= Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A = 30:42 minutes
Side B = 30:44 minutes

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW492

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Marge (Interviewee) and Aubra (Interviewer), “Marge, June 4, 1980,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed December 6, 2021, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/115.