Interview with Catherine A. Brereton, April 6, 2013

Project: Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science: Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Catherine Anne Brereton, a non-traditional, international student at the University of Kentucky, comments on the uniqueness of growing up in a small English town, Chisworth, Derbyshire, and how her experiences there shaped the rest of her life. Catherine's marriage to Christopher Farr, coming out and relationship with Susan Stewart, and her move to the United States with daughters Rebecca Brereton-Farr and Isabelle Brereton-Farr comprise the majority of the interview. Catherine's remarks on her experiences in the United States offer a candid assessment of both the opportunities and challenges she has had to overcome in her (then) four years in the country. Of particular interest for members of the University of Kentucky and LGBT communities is the final portion of the interview in which Catherine discusses The Diversity project, a knitted blanket celebrating LGBT identity completed as a jury project for the Gaines Center for the Humanities. Additional topics of interest include the role of writing in Catherine's life and her career as a hypnotherapist.

Interview Accession

2017oh796_sp059

Interviewee Name

Catherine A. Brereton

Interviewer Name

Ashley DeWitt

Interview Date

2013-04-06

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Brereton, Catherine A. Interview by Ashley DeWitt. 06 Apr. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brereton, C.A. (2013, April 06). Interview by A. DeWitt. Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science: Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brereton, Catherine A., interview by Ashley DeWitt. April 06, 2013, Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science: Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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