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Cody, Gabrielle | Oral History: April 26, 2013

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2013-04-26
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Currently professor, Performance Studies. Studied Performance Studies in college. This interview was conducted as part of Spring 2013 Women's Studies Class (WMST 219), "Queering the Archives."

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Conversation w/ Steve Reich & Richard Wilson

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Poughkeepsie, New York, 2009 February 1

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In an interview with Richard Wilson, Steve Reich discusses his musical beginnings and influences, his early career, the origins of his "phasing" technique, and the works "It's gonna rain" and "Four organs". This interview was the 9th session of Modfest 2009

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Cordes, Drew | Oral History: July 26, 2013

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2013-07-26
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Drew Cordes is a transgenderqueer who graduated from Vassar with a degree in English in 2004. Drew was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Drew moved to Saratoga Springs as a baby, moved to Rochester, New York, and finally moved to Glens Falls, New York at 6 years old. Drew formed a grassroots group

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Department of Music, oral history, [interview with] Blanca Uribe, 5/12/06

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Poughkeepsie, New York, 2006 May 12

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In an interview with Sarah Canino, Blanca Uribe discusses her professional background and her time as a member of the faculty of the Department of Music at Vassar College, including Vassar's transition from a women's college to a coeducational college

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Fawley, Christine Maxwell | Oral History: April 13, 2013

Date
2013-04-13
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Field of study: sociology; current occupation: sex educator. Founder, PleasureMechanics.com; founder, Squirm Magazine, Vassar College (1999). This interview was conducted as part of Spring 2013 Women's Studies Class (WMST 219), "Queering the Archives.",Items are presented in accordance with the

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Field, C. | Oral History: June 30, 2015

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2015-06-30
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Field of study: neuroscience and behavior. Current occupation: Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development. Born and raised on Long Island; lived in San Francisco briefly after Vassar; moved to Brooklyn. Keywords: LGBTQ; oral history; queer; Long Island; San Francisco; Colgate

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Giusti, Eugenio | Oral History: December 10, 2013

Date
2013-12-10
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Eugenio Giusti grew up in Lucca, Italy and was active in gay liberation efforts in Italy. \n Went to school at the University of Florence, Italy; received his Ph.D. in Italian Medieval Literature from New York University in 1999. \n He has published several articles on Giovanni Boccaccio's

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Greene, Brandon | Oral History: March 21, 2014

Date
2014-03-21
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Born in Albany, New York; moved to North Carolina at 8 years old; move back to Albany at 11 years old; moved to Kennesaw, Georgia at 14 years old; graduated from Vassar in 2013; went back to Albany after graduation. Current occupation: Artist.

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Harriford, Diane | Oral History: July 19, 2013

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2013-07-19
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Harriford is currently Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Vassar College. Harriford grew up in Sioux City Iowa, went to Oberlin and then SUNY Stony Brook, and came to Vassar in 1988. Professor Harriford teaches courses in sex and gender, Black intellectual history, and Black feminism

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Jones, Daniel A. | Oral History: May 6, 2013

Date
2013-05-06
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Field of study: Africana Studies; current occupation: artist, playwright, director, educator. This interview was conducted as part of Spring 2013 Women's Studies Class (WMST 219), "Queering the Archives."

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May, Deborah | Oral History: July 9, 2015

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2015-07-09
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Field of study: Women's Studies. Current occupation: Retired. Born in Hudson Valley; Graduate School at UMass Amherst; Moved to the Bronx; Moved back to Hudson Valley

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Moore, Kiana | Oral History: July 16, 2013:

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2013-07-16
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Kiana Moore grew up in Manhattan, New York, and was the first person to self-identify as 'transexual' at Vassar, from which she graduated in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. She is now a transgender rights activist living in Los Angeles where she is a producer on television shows. In 2001, she

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Night Owls interview, 4-1-92

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1992 April1

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In an interview with Sarah Canino, Susanne E. Tedeschi, Vassar College Class of 1992, discusses The Night Owls, an a cappella group at Vassar College. She touches on the audition process, the composition of the group and its officers, repertoire, rehearsal and performances, and funding

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Pittman, Edward | Oral History: July 2, 2015

Date
2015-07-02
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Field of study: sociology. Current occupation: Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life, Vassar College. Born in North Carolina; moved to Poughkeepsie in mid-1960s. Keywords: LGBTQ, oral history, Vassar, ally, race, Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X, education, higher education, class

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Ringel, Lance | Oral History: July 15, 2013

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2013-07-15
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Lance was born in Bloomington, Illinois and grew up in Decatur, Illinnois. He went to college in Washington, D.C., where he worked on political campaigns on Capitol Hill, and then to the University of Pittsburgh for graduate school. He then worked at the National Gay Task Force, was president of the

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Robertson, Karen | Oral History: July 18, 2013

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2013-07-18
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Karen Robertson was born in Alabama, grew up in Kansas and England, went to high school in Boston, and went to college at Barnard before going on to graduate school at Columbia; Robertson is a Senior Lecturer of English and Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Vassar, where she has been

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Robinson, Kenneth | Oral History: April 3, 2014

Date
2014-04-03
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Field of study: Film and Drama. Current occupation: Retired. Robinson grew up in Los Angeles, California; obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC); lived in California, Kansas, Idaho, and New York. Married in 2011.

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Russell, Paul | Oral History: April 16, 2013

Date
2013-04-16
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Field of study: English; current occupation: professor. Author of six novels, including Sea of Tranquility, The Coming Storm, and The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, as well as a work of nonfiction, The Gay 100: a Ranking of he Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present. This interview

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Schneiderman, Jill | Oral History: July 7, 2015

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2015-07-07
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Field of study: Geology. Current occupation: Professor of Earth Science and Geography. Schneiderman was born in the Bronx, N.Y., grew up in Queens and Long Island. She received her undergraduate degree at Yale University and graduate degree from Harvard University. She moved to Los Angeles, Calif

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Schoonbeek, John | Oral History: June 12, 2013

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2013-06-12
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This interview took place over June 12-13, 2013 and is divided into two parts. Field of study: social work. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio; moved to Dallas, Texas; left home at fifteen years old; went to University of Colorado; transferred to University of Michigan; worked

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