Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Mabel Talks for Joan's Slide Show / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1)

Item

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Title

Mabel Talks for Joan's Slide Show / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1)

Subject

African American lesbians--Identity, Popular music, Lesbian couples

Description

Oral history interview of Mabel Hampton. Mabel discusses meeting her partner Lillian Foster in 1932, whom she was with for 40 years until her passing in 1979. Mabel also mentions highlights of her professional career including performing at the "World's Fair" (New York, 1939?), Carnegie Hall and Coney Island. Mabel also recounts a story involving an incident with a classmate in her youth. The tape finishes with a rendition of "My Buddy", sung by an unidentified vocalist and pianist

Creator

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee)

Date Created

1988

Format

Original = Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A [22:42 minutes]

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Oral Histories

Identifier

SPW56

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee), “Mabel Talks for Joan's Slide Show / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed August 12, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/67.