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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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Nikki Nichols, Tape 2 of 2, May 14, 1987

Nikki Nichols talks about The Ladder and its role in lesbian history, and gives her thoughts about which leaders loomed large in the DOB. She brings up the Act or Teach “controversy” of the early 60s. She mentions problems with drug culture in…
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Pat Helin & Barbara Deming, Tape 2 of 2, May 10, 1987

Pat and Barbara continue to discuss their early lives in Iowa and relationships with their families. They elaborate on their early days in San Francisco, Pat’s previous marriage, political affiliations, jobs, dancing in gay bars, and why they…

Astraea, Tape 1 of 1

Short clips of several interviews with various members of the Daughters of Bilitius about their experiences with the group and being a lesbian in the 1950s and thereafter.
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Stella Rush & Helen Sandoz, Tape 3 of 3, May 15, 1987

Stella Rush and Helen Sandoz are interviewed in 1987. The interview mostly concerns Stella Rush, who talks about her childhood; specifically her encounters with incest and molestation. She also talks about her experiences with police discrimination…
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Nikki Nichols, Tape 1 of 2, May 14, 1987

Nikki Nichols describes her coming out process, and experiences with older lesbian women as a teenager. Discusses changing views on butch/fem issue. Laments the lack of lesbian groups in Sacramento, as well as describing issues with and fears of…
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Arcus Flynn, Tape 1 of 1, November 1, 1987

Arcus Flynn discusses her early life and her struggle with isolation and depression, her eventual discovery of the Daughters of Bilitis meetings and the community and friendships she found there. Arcus talks about the early importance of roles…

LHA Daughters of Bilitis Video Project: Barbara Grier, Tape 1 of 4, November 27, 1987

Barbara Grier discusses her personal experiences with developing her identity. She describes lesbian nightlife and particular lesbian frequented in her youth.

LHA Daughters of Bilitis Video Project: Judith Schwarz and Joan Nestle, Tape 1 of 1, November 14, 1992

The interview begins with Judith Schwarz and her recollections of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and how she knew of women who were hesitant to join Daughters of Bilitis, as they simply wanted to meet women at the bar, and feared their names…

LHA Daughters of Bilitis Video Project: Pat Helin and Barbara Deming, Tape 1 of 2, May 10, 1987

Pat Helin and Barbara Deming discuss their childhood in Iowa, their involvement with the Daughters of Bilitis in San Francisco and their friendship with Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.