Guide to the Oral History Project Files,
1989-1992

Collection Number: 7621

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Date completed:
EAD encoding:
Andrea Hektor
Peter Martinez, June 2003

© 2003 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Oral history project files, 1989-1992.
Collection Number:
7621
Creator:
Kristin Gay. Esterberg
Quantity:
36 tape recordings; 19 transcripts; .6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Audiotapes and transcripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Transcripts and tape recordings of interviews with Ithaca, New York area lesbians and bisexual women, conducted by Esterberg in 1989-1990. The interviews address the ways in which lesbian and bisexual women identify their sexual identities through clothing, behavior, hair style, food preferences, etc. The interviews also explore the adoption and rejection of gendered roles by the interviewees in their search for a lesbian community and for same-sex relationships.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Transcripts and tape recordings of interviews with Ithaca, New York area lesbians and bisexual women, conducted by Esterberg in 1989-1990. The interviews address the ways in which lesbian and bisexual women identify their sexual identities through clothing, behavior, hair style, food preferences, etc. The interviews also explore the adoption and rejection of gendered roles by the interviewees in their search for a lesbian community and for same-sex relationships.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Esterberg, Kristin Gay.

Subjects:
Lesbians--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Lesbians--Identity
Lesbians--Community
Lesbians--Relationships.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Interview #3: closed until September 2019.
Interview #8: closed until September 1999.
Interview #10: closed indefinitely.
Interview #17: closed until September 2039.
Accession folder is restricted.
Restrictions on use:
Interview #14: permission required to quote.
Cite As:
Oral history project files, #7621. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.

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