Lesbian and Bisexual Women in English Canada audio history collection: Betty interview




Duder, Karen

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The Lesbian and Bisexual Women in English Canada audio history collection consists of audio histories conducted for the 2001 University of Victoria Department of History doctoral dissertation "The Spreading Depths: Lesbian and Bisexual Women in English Canada, 1910-1965" by Karen Duder. 12 of the 27 women interviewed by Duder consented to their interviews being housed in the University of Victoria Archives. 10 of the 12 women requested to be identified by pseudonym. The collection consists of 12 interviews (21 recordings in total as some were in multiple parts) conducted by Duder from 1996 to 1998.


Betty interview: Item consists of sound recordings of Betty discussing her childhood in England, convent schooling, childhood crushes, friendships, married life, work, and same-sex relationships later in life. Digitized 2009/10 (originally recorded 28 September 1996, 14 October 1996, and 5 January 1997) 5 sound recordings (mp3): 28 September 1996, 55:27, 1:02:37; 14 October 1996, 1:02:02; 5 January 1997, 1:02:12, 19:26


Lesbians--Canada--Social conditions--20th century, Lesbians--Sexual behavior--Canada--History--20th century, Lesbianism--Canada--History--20th century, Bisexual women