Oral Histories

Interview of Karen Brodkin

UCLA professor of anthropology. Activist for LGBTQ rights and labor unionization.
Women's Activist Lives
UCLA and University of California History
Social Movements
UCLA Faculty
Biographical Note:
UCLA professor of anthropology. Activist for LGBTQ rights and labor unionization.
Granholm, Kimberlee
Brodkin, Karen
Persons Present:
Brodkin and Granholm.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Kimberlee Granholm; M.A. candidate, Moving Image Archive Studies, UCLA; Graduate Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
The interviewer prepared a timed log of the audio recording of the interview. Brodkin was given the opportunity to review the log in order to supply missing or misspelled names and to verify the accuracy of the content. The corrections made were entered into the text without further editing or review on the part of the Center for Oral History Research staff.
11 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Women’s Activist Lives in Los Angeles is a series of interviews done by graduate research assistants under the auspices of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. The series addresses the diverse ways in which women’s social movement activities affected public policy and transformed civic institutions such as education, social services, and the art world in Los Angeles. Several of the oral histories also focus on individuals who were involved with the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, which the Center for the Study of Women was involved in bringing to UCLA Library Special Collections at the time the oral histories were being done.
In accordance with the interviewee's wishes, this oral history can only be listened to on site at UCLA Library Special Collections.