Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Windsor, July 31, 1980

Item

SPW546Pic.jpg

Title

Windsor, July 31, 1980

Subject

Lesbians--United States-- Identity, Lesbians--United States--Interviews, Oral history interview; Relationships; Coming Out

Description

SIDE A Discussing Windsor’s memories of her relationship with Ruth also called “Skip” beginning in 1933, when they began to identify as lesbians. Past discrimination in town of Reedsville, Pennsylvania, childhood and background, and time attending Allegheny College and working in a factory. Skip came to Buffalo to study biochemistry, and enters the gay community in 1937; however Skip remained in the closet until 1975. Discussing lesbians in the medical profession in New York, and past relationships of Skip. These women attended bars such as Ralph Martin’s and Carousel in late 1930s and early 1940s.

SIDE B Windsor discusses suicides in the lesbian community. Skip was able to accept herself as lesbian, and Windsor explains why.

Creator

Windsor (Interviewee)
Liz (Interviewer)

Date Created

1980-07-31

Contributor

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

Is Format Of

tape cassette “SPW546 Windsor”

Extent

SIDE A 30:56
SIDE B 30:54

Medium

Medium: mpeg
Medium: wav

Language

eng

Type

Sound
Physical Object
Oral History Interview

Identifier

SPW 546

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Windsor (Interviewee) Liz (Interviewer), “Windsor, July 31, 1980,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 30, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/268.