Series SR 11457 - Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker

Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker [Transcript] Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker [Sound Recording]

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SR 11457

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Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker

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  • 2010-02-19 (Creation)

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online resource (1 audio file (59 min., 30 sec.) + Transcript (1 PDF file)

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Maria Council is a woman, a drag queen, an African-American, and co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. This organization raises money for various causes in honor of Lady Elaine Peacock's mother, Audria M. Edwards (via a scholarship in Edwards' name).

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Maria Council is co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. Council discusses her introduction to drag; her drag influences including "drag mother" Patty O'Dora and Lady Elaine Peacock; her reputation as Northwest's First Lesbian Drag Queen and subsequently as the first biologically female Empress of the Rose Court; her experiences in workplaces that required different levels of closeting and self-censorship; and her involvement with the local Portland church community.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Lib. Acc. 27930

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Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker, 2010 February 19, SR 11457, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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