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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles Oral Histories Collection 2012-2015

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles. Oral Histories. Collection

Dates:

2012-2015

Size:

57.68 GB

Repository:

Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection contains 67 oral histories conducted for “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago,” a research project of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) from 2012 to 2015. The project’s mission was to document the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities at the University of Chicago from the early twentieth century to the present. Interviews were conducted with UChicago alumni, faculty, and staff. Most interviewees are alumni. Class years of interviewed alumni range from 1958 to 2014.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Transcriptions were made by the project coordinators for the majority of the interviews, but not all. When available, the transcriptions are linked to in the inventory section of this finding aid. To access the audio recordings, please contact the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.

Seven oral histories are anonymized at the request of the interviewees. The transcriptions for these interviews were anonymized by project coordinators, but the audio recordings were not. The audio recordings are accordingly restricted for these seven interviews.

Additional oral histories were conducted but are closed to research due to incomplete release forms. Any individuals who were interviewed for the project who do not see their interview in this finding aid are urged to contact the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center for the completion of necessary paperwork. Additionally, if any oral histories made public on this site violate personal privacy, please contact the Center and we will address the situation immediately.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: [identification of oral history], Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles Oral Histories Collection, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

“Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago” was a research project of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) from 2012 to 2015. Led by Lauren Stokes (PhD 2016) and Monica Mercado (PhD 2016), the project’s mission was to document the histories of LGBTQ individuals and communities at the University of Chicago from the early twentieth century to the present. The project included collecting oral histories and other records from LGBTQ alumni, faculty, and staff and an exhibition in the gallery of the University of Chicago Library’s Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center on view March 30-June 12, 2015.

With support from the CSGS’s undergraduate oral history internship program and undergraduate seminars, the project collected 89 oral histories. Interviewers included Amanda Bennett, Kelsey Ganser, Molly Liu, Ash Mayo, Monica Mercado, Kristofer Rosentel, and Lauren Stokes. Transcriptions were created by Amanda Bennett, Mich Elliott, Skylar Liam, Molly Liu, Monica Mercado, and Lauren Stokes.

Scope Note

This collection contains 67 oral histories conducted from 2012 to 2015 for “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago.” Interviews were conducted with LGBTQ UChicago alumni, faculty, and staff. Most interviewees are alumni. Class years of interviewed alumni range from 1958 to 2014.

Transcriptions were made by the project coordinators for the majority of the interviews, but not all. When available, the transcriptions are linked to in the inventory section of this finding aid. To access the audio recordings, please contact the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.

Seven oral histories are anonymous at the request of the interviewees. The transcriptions for these interviews were anonymized by project coordinators, but the audio recordings were not. The audio recordings are accordingly restricted for these seven interviews.

Additional oral histories were conducted but are closed to research due to incomplete release forms. Any individuals who were interviewed for the project who do not see their interview in this finding aid are urged to contact the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center for the completion of necessary paperwork. Additionally, if any oral histories made public on this site violate personal privacy, please contact the Center and we will address the situation immediately.

Demographic forms for the project included a space for interviewees to self-describe their sexual identity. Terms interviewees used to describe themselves included: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Dyke, and Queer. Gender identities were not disclosed in the demographic form.

Related Resources

Browse finding aids by topic.

Closeted/OUT in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago,” online exhibition, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, 2015.

Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles” project blog on Tumblr. Accessed 24 October 2022.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Anonymous Female AB 1967. Interviewed July 9, 2014. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Female AB 2006. Interviewed August 5, 2013. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Female AB 2009. Interviewed July 15, 2013. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Female AB 2012. Interviewed June 6, 2013. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Female MD 2004. Interviewed February 6, 2013. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Female MD 2014. Interviewed July 6, 2013. Transcript only.

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Anonymous Male AB 1968. Interviewed April 10, 2013. No transcript. See Special Collections staff for access.

Bachus, Dean. JD 2004. Interviewed March 16, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds.

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Burke, Kevin. AB 1972, PhD 1999. Interviewed March 19, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 22 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Choi, Daniel. AB 2010. Interviewed July 2, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

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Clifford, Antonia. AB 2010. Interviewed April 28, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds.

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Cook, Hannah. AB 2011, JD 2016. Interviewed May 20, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds.

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Daily, Chason. AB 2011. Interviewed February 15, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds.

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Daly, Robert. AM 1973. Interviewed November 2, 2012. Recording length 45 minutes, 31 seconds.

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Del Peschio, John. AB 1972. Interviewed September 25, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds.

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Del Peschio, John. AB 1972. Interviewed September 25, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds.

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Detloff, Madelyn (Mad). AB 1987. Interviewed July 28, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 17 minutes, 46 seconds.

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Devendorf, Robert. BA 1985, MA 2004. Interviewed October 25, 2012. Recording length 1 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds.

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Duchin, Moon. MS 1999, PhD 2005. Interviewed December 26, 2013. Recording length 58 minutes, 57 seconds.

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Edelman, Murray. PhD 1972. Interviewed July 17, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 37 minutes, 6 seconds.

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Emberley, Daniel. AB 1982. Interviewed May 6, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds.

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Feraios, Andrew (Drew). AB 1983. Interviewed June 7, 2013. Recording length 2 hours, 22 minutes, 4 seconds.

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Forde, Kathy. Assistant Dean of Students in the College. Interviewed November 27, 2012. Recording length 58 minutes, 43 seconds.

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Friedman, Victor A. PhD 1975, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Balkan and Slavic Linguistics. Interviewed November 12, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 29 minutes, 15 seconds.

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Frisch, Hannah. BA 1964, MA 1967, PhD 1975. Interviewed April 12, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Glowacki, Victor. BA 1999, MA 2000. Interviewed February 4, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds.

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Goldman, David C. AB 1972. Interviewed September 17, 2012. Recording length 58 minutes, 41 seconds.

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Gomez, Daniel. MA 2007, MBA 2011, PhD 2012. Interviewed April 24, 2013. Recording length 41 minutes, 53 seconds.

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Gould, Deborah. MA 1989, PhD 2000. Interviewed August 13, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 36 minutes, 1 second.

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Harrill, Bert. MA 1989, PhD 1993. Interviewed July 9, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds.

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Hormel, James (Jim). JD 1958. Interviewed July 25, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds.

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Howard, Jeffrey. LGBTQ Student Life Director. Interviewed May 7, 2013. Recording length 56 minutes, 7 seconds.

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Hunt, Kim. MA 2004. Interviewed April 13, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 32 minutes, 48 seconds.

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Keller, Irwin. JD 1988. Interviewed July 26, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 38 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Kleinedler, Steve. ABD Linguistics 1993-1997. Interviewed July 5, 2013. Recording length 47 minutes, 57 seconds.

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Knowles, Jacqui E. AB 1994. Interviewed February 26, 2014. Recording length 57 minutes, 12 seconds.

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Kwong, Ann. AB 1980, PhD 1986. Interviewed March 16, 2015. Recording length 1 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Leiner, Alice. AB 1974. Interviewed December 20, 2014. Recording length 59 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Leos, Jonathan Sanchez. AB 2006, AM 2011. Interviewed May 10, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 27 minutes, 57 seconds.

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Lequerica, Anuar Andres. MA 2012. Interviewed February 15, 2013. Recording length 52 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Li, Nebula. JD 2011. Interviewed May 2, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 20 minutes, 33 seconds.

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Mason, Peggy. Professor, Department of Neurobiology. Interviewed June 25, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

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McCartney, Kyla. AB 2006, MAT 2007. Interviewed December 26, 2013. Recording length 51 minutes, 11 seconds. No transcription.

Michaels, Stuart. PhD 1997. Interviewed May 17, 2013. Recording length 3 hours, 17 minutes, 32 seconds. No transcription.

Michel, William (Bill). AB 1992, MBA 2008. Executive Director, Logan Center for the Arts. Interviewed March 15, 2013. Recording length 34 minutes, 2 seconds.

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Mohanraj, Mary Anne. AB 1993. Interviewed March 5, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds.

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Nash, Carl. MA 2002. Senior Director of Programming in the Humanities. Interviewed July 29, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds.

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Newton, Esther. AM 1966, PhD 1968. Interviewed May 24, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds. Multiple interview sessions. Session 2 with Holly Hughes.

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Ostrow, David G. SB 1969, MD 1974, PhD 1975. Interviewed December 10, 2014. Recording length 1 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds.

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Rabe, Daniel. AB 2007. Interviewed June 11, 2013. Recording length 57 minutes, 37 seconds.

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Rubinstein, Betsy. AM 2010. Interviewed August 14, 2013. Recording length 49 minutes, 23 seconds.

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Schusky, Read Weaver. AB 1981. Interviewed September 18, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds.

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Shah, Nayan. AM 1990, PhD 1995. Interviewed April 18, 2014. Recording length 1 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Slotterback, Jennifer. AB 2005. Interviewed January 25, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds.

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Sobel, Naomi. AB 2005. Interviewed December 30, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds.

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Sotomayor, Borja. SM 2006, PhD 2010. Associate Director, Masters in Computer Science Program. Interviewed November 12, 2012. Recording length 1 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds.

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Stearns, Esther. AB 1981. Interviewed January 6, 2015. Recording length 1 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

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Stewart-Winter, Timothy. MA 2003, PhD 2009. Interviewed October 18, 2012. Recording length 50 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Stewart-Winter, Timothy. MA 2003, PhD 2009. Interviewed October 18, 2012. Recording length 50 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Streed, Jr., Carl G. SB 2007. Interviewed October 26, 2012. Recording length 50 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Sturman, Rachel. AB 1991. Interviewed July 1, 2014. Recording length 1 hour, 22 minutes, 17 seconds.

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Tapon, Philippe. MD 2012. Interviewed March 7, 2013. Recording length 47 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Trumbower, Jeffrey A. MA 1984, PhD 1989. Interviewed July 19, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 24 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Uldall, Ivan Noah. MA Div 1983. Interviewed October 22, 2014. Recording length 1 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds.

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van der Wal, Dena. AB 1996. Interviewed February 6, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds.

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van Lonkhuyzen, William. JD 1992. Interviewed July 22, 2013. Recording length 45 minutes, 39 seconds.

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Vermazen, Bruce. AB 1961, MA 1962. Interviewed August 19, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 20 minutes, 46 minutes.

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Webber, Eric. JD 1987. Interviewed July 30, 2013. Recording length 1 hour, 46 minutes, 5 seconds.

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Zhou, A. Ning. MD 2014. Interviewed August 16, 2013. Recording length 47 minutes, 26 seconds.

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