Oral History Interview, Susan Fischer (1096)
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In her June 2010 interviews with Erik Trekell, Susan Fischer shared her experiences in the lesbian community of Madison and the University of Wisconsin. She related how growing up in Madison and working in Indiana had affected her perspective on herself and the Madison community; she also reflected how academic staff and faculty gays and lesbians had organized differently. She then went on to discuss the development of the gay and lesbian community in Madison from the late 1970s to the late 2000s, chronicling the increasing acceptance with which the community is viewed in Madison and nationally. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.
Madison WI, landscape architecture, Gerhard B. Lee, the 1970s, Lysistrata, academic staff, tenure process, “town and gown”, coming out
In these interviews, Susan Fischer details her experience in the lesbian community In Madison. She also discusses how her home life in Indiana affected her perspective on her life growing up. To learn more about this oral history, download & review the index first (or transcript if available). It will help determine which audio file(s) to download & listen to.