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0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
This is an interview with a transgender woman in her fifties in rural Southern West Virginia. She articulates an ever-present sense that she was supposed to be female, expressed as early as the age of five when she put on her first dress. A stalwart member of her church and loyal contributor to an industrial workforce, she described her efforts to “have the problem taken care of” by God. When this was not possible, she was forced to end her marriage in order to begin her life as a woman. Her good-will, sense of humor, and self-respect have gradually brought her not only hard-won self-love, but also respectful treatment by many.
Disclaimer: Some of the language in this interview may use outdated terminology or language.
This interview was made available because of the Honors 480 course, Trash or Treasure: An Introduction to Archives during the fall 2021 semester. This item was digitized and metadata was provided by Ashalia Aggarwal.
Appalachia, Rural, West Virginia
sexual minorities, feminism, kinship, oral history, social acceptance
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Kline, Carrie Noble and Anonymous, "Interview #6 Abstract and Transcript, 2001" (2001). 0705: Carrie Noble Kline Papers. 8.