Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Mabel Hampton's Story, July, 1986

Item

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Title

Mabel Hampton's Story, July, 1986

Subject

Child abuse, Rape, Marriage, Prostitution

Description

Oral history interview of Mabel Hampton. Mabel describes running away from home and the New Jersey family who cared for her, while they sought Mabel's family. Mabel falsified her personal information in order to avoid reuniting with her abusive uncle in New York. Mabel speaks of her early 20s, her interaction within the underground gay and lesbian community. She begins explaining her 1923 arrest at Bedford Hills Prison and how she was setup by her friend's husband for prostitution. Side A = 9:38 minutes

Creator

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee)
Joan Nestle [interviewer]

Date Created

1986

Format

Original = Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A [9:38 minutes]

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Sounds Oral Histories

Identifier

SPW1141

Rights Holder

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

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee) and Joan Nestle [interviewer], “Mabel Hampton's Story, July, 1986,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed October 2, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/76.