Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Interview: Judy, November 25 [year unknown] (Tape 1)

Item

SPW501_Judy.jpg

Title

Interview: Judy, November 25 [year unknown] (Tape 1)

Subject

Lesbians--United States—Interviews, Lesbians--United States—History, Relationships, Childhood, Coming out, Lesbian Bars, Work.

Description

Judy shares detailed aspects of her life as a gay woman in the 1940s; she talks about the first time she felt attracted to another girl at age nine, and what it felt like when she came out in 1944. The interview brings to light the array of conflicts and fears she experienced growing up at the heart of a devout Italian family in Buffalo, and the difficulties faced as a young woman living in New York City at the end of World War II. Some of the topics discussed include working conditions, relationships, gay and lesbian bar scenes, popular music, butch and femme, and clothing styles.

Creator

Judy (interviewee)

Date Created

November 25 [year unknown]

Contributor

Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives students.

Is Format Of

tape cassette “SPW501 Judy”

Format

Original= Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A [46:05 minutes]
Side B [46:10 minutes]

Language

eng

Type

Sound
PhysicalObject
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW 501 [Tape 1 in a series of Judy’s interviews, followed by SPW502 (tape 2) and SPW503 (tape 3).]

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Judy (interviewee) , “Interview: Judy, November 25 [year unknown] (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed August 19, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/181.