Southern Oregon Lesbian Land Communities Oral History Collection
Scope and Contents
The Southern Oregon lesbian land communities oral history collection contains paper and digital transcripts, biographical forms, as well as digital video and audio recordings of Burmeister's interviews with lesbians. Interviewees include Hawk Madrone (also known as Lynda Blumenthal), Zarod Rominski, Jean Mountaingrove, Bethroot Gwynn, Billie Miracle, J. Tangren Alexander, Jemma T. Crae, and Dana MacDonald.
- Creation: 2010-2011
- Burmeister, Heather Jo, 1971- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.
Collection digital files may be requested through Special Collections and University Archives Reproductions Request Form or accessed online.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
During the 1960s and 1970s, Oregon was home to a large network intentional feminist lesbian communities established as part of the back-to-the-land and feminist movements. Between 2010 and 2011, public historian Heather Burmeister, then a graduate student in History at Portland State University, interviewed eight Southern Oregon lesbian land community members as part of her Master's thesis.
0.25 linear feet (1 container) : 1 half manuscript box
58.9 gigabyte(s) (1 container) : 31 optical discs (CDR, DVDR)
Language of Materials
Heather Burmeister, a Portland, Oregon based public historian, conducted oral history interviews with members of the Southern Oregon lesbian land communities in 2010-2011. This collection contains paper and digital transcripts, biographical forms, as well as digital video and audio recordings of Burmeister's interviews.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Heather Burmeister, 2013.
Existence and Location of Copies
Selected items are available online in the Southern Oregon Lesbian Land Communities Oral History Collection in Aviary.
Analog materials processed by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2020.
- Guide to the Southern Oregon lesbian land communities oral history collection
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- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).