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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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  • Tags: Social Life
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Lois Beeby, Tape 2 of 2, May 9, 1987

Lois Beeby discusses her early experiences and confusion as to recognizing she was a lesbian. She speaks about her role as a member and officer in the Daughters of Bilitis, and the eventual unrest and split in the group, leading to her leaving DOB.…
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P.D. Griffin, May 13, 1987

P.D. Griffin discusses her role in the Daughters of Bilitis and her relationship to the lesbian community. She also discusses her interests, which include softball and ukulele.
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Helen Ruvelas, May 10, 1987

Helen Ruvelas discusses her involvement with the Daughters of Bilitis during the 1970’s and the strong friendships she developed with some of the women in the group. She also talks about her eventual drift away from the group and its dissolution.
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Rose Jordan, Tape 1, May 23, 1993

Rose Jordan discusses her involvement with women’s political organizations and feminist groups and the schism that existed between 2 generations of lesbian women.
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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…
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Lois Beeby, Tape 2 of 2, May 9, 1987

Lois Beeby discusses her early experiences and confusion as to recognizing she was a lesbian. She speaks about her role as a member and officer in the Daughters of Bilitis, and the eventual unrest and split in the group, leading to her leaving DOB.…
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Rose Jordan Selected Quotes

Rose Jordan discusses her involvement with the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, as well as her involvement with other women’s political organizations and feminist groups.
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Ann II, October 23, 1980 (Tape 2 of 2)

Ann describes what she looked for in a women. Discusses the clothing change among lesbian women. Explains some of her relationship experience with women.
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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