Oral History with Susan Manero, April 5, 2019 (Ms2019-001)

Title

Oral History with Susan Manero, April 5, 2019 (Ms2019-001)

Description

Susan Manero talks about her time at Southern Seminary College (now Southern Virginia University) decision to transfer to Virginia Tech, surprise at the lack of denim on Denim Day in 1979, coming out, the gay and lesbian community in Blacksburg, the women's rugby team, returning to Massachusetts, her family's reaction to her brother contracting HIV and dying from AIDS, the Denim Day do-over in 2019, and observations on being a gay woman business owner.

Abstract

An interview with Susan Manero about Denim Day in 1979 and her life.

Date

Date Created

2019-04-05

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Denim Day 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection must adhere to the CC BY-NC 4.0 license and credit Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Language

English

Identifier

Ms2019-001_SusanManero

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Oral History with Susan Manero, April 5, 2019 (Ms2019-001), Denim Day 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Joe Forte

Narrator

Susan Manero

Production Team

Slade Lellock, Videographer

Location

Newman Library, Blacksburg, VA

Duration

48:01

Compression

H.264

Frame Rate

23.98

Display Resolution

3840x2160

Citation

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, “Oral History with Susan Manero, April 5, 2019 (Ms2019-001),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed December 2, 2022, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/items/show/10739.