Grounding our work in the current scholarship in lesbian history, this course will explore lesbian, queer, and bisexual communities, cultures, and activism. While becoming familiar with the existing narratives about lesbian/queer lives, students will be introduced to the method of oral history as a key documentation strategy in the production of lesbian history. Our texts include secondary literature, oral history theory and methodology, and primary sources from the archives. Students will create their own oral histories that will be housed with the Documenting Lesbians Lives Collection in Smith’s Special Collections. Prerequisite: SWG 150 or permission of the instructor.