Oral history narrators shared many memories about working in the Naiad Press warehouse, working as an author or editor for Naiad, or working at other lesbian-friendly Tallahassee-based businesses or community spaces. Similarly, they share memories of political organizing and activism at the local, state, or national level. Work is explored in-depth in Naiad Press editor and author Katherine V. Forrest’s exhibition catalog essay.

(L to R) Donna McBride, Barbara Grier, Alex Jaeger, and Rita Mae Reese at the American Booksellers Association Convention and Trade Show, 1994. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Katherine Forrest interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Donna McBride interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Florida Memory public domain scan of Joan Denman in Rubyfruit, 1986.

“There are many different ways to be a lesbian.“

The Book of Lesbian Sexuality
Alex Jaeger interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Candis Creekmore interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Havana house of Barbara and Donna, early 1980s. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Adrien interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Amy McDonald interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Rita Mae Reese interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Sarah Schulman interview excerpt. Visit Expand for full audio and transcription.
Capitol March for Equal Rights Amendment, Tallahassee, FL June 6, 1982. BARBARA GRIER-DONNA MCBRIDE-NAIAD PRESS COLLECTION (GLC 30),  JAMES C. HORMEL LGBTQIA CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
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