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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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Martha Shelley, Tape 1 of 1, June 24, 1989

Martha Shelley is interviewed in New York in 1989. She talks about being a lesbian in New York from the 1960s, the negative views of lesbians portrayed by psychologists, the bar scene, roles and her use of a pseudonym. She talks about finding DOB,…
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Linda Lopez, Tape 2 of 2, October 22, 1988

Linda Lopez is interviewed in 1988. She talks about the impact of the Dallas DOB in Dallas and beyond, how it inspired activism and other organizations. She talks about Rob [Shivers]' leadership and its role in DOB's strength. She discusses Dallas…
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Marilyn Lamkay, Tape 1 of 1, April 8, 1987

Marliyn Lamkay is interviewed in New York City in 1987 (it seems to continue from a previous video and is perhaps continued in another video). She talks about being a lesbian in New York and coming out to her family and professionally, her…
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Barbara Sang, Tape 1 of 1, April 22, 1989

Barbara Sang is interveiwed in 1989. She talks about how she went through psychotherapy and attempted to live as a heterosexual woman. She discusses her role in the New York chapter of DOB as the Education Chair and the programs and events she…
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Barbara Emmerth, Tape 1 of 1, February 21, 1988

Barbara Emmerth is interviewed in New York City in 1988. She discusses the uniqueness of coming out on West Virginia in the 1950s where there was little stigma attached to homosexuality because there was so little understanding or awareness of it. …
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Bonnie, June 9, 1984 (Tape 2)

Bonnie discusses rules of conduct within the lesbian community, including domestic violence, beginning and ending relationships, identifying as butch or femme, and domestic roles. Other topics include prostitution with women and men, bisexuality,…
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Lou+Jane, November 8, 1981 (Tape 4)

Lou and Jane discuss what life is like as an interracial lesbian couple. They discuss how white "studs" feel threatened by black "studs", feeling they will steal their women. Alcoholism is briefly discussed. They also discuss having to tell lies to…
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Elaine, April 17, 1980 (Tape 1)

Discussion centers on bars in Buffalo in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, in particular Bingo
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Dorothy, October 26, 1981 (Tape 1)

Side A

Dorothy discusses lesbians in the military during World War II with regard to her friend Betty, a lesbian marine who feared her phone was tapped. She refers to it as a 'witch hunt'. Dorothy discusses lesbian bars in Buffalo in the 1940s…