Kelly, Mary 3 of 10).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2004-09-13, 2004-09-14

  • Recording locations

    The British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Kelly, Mary, 1941- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Tape 2: Side A: MK's son's summer sojourns with grandmother in Minnesota. Describes family sleeping arrangements and interior decoration; memories of grandfather's house. MK's mother's present accommodation. Description and comparison of different sets of grandparents. MK's first awareness of death; circumstances of father's death and MK's thoughts on cultural attitude to death; mother's attitude to husband's death. MK's response to perception of Catholic Church taking over funeral proceedings. MK's mentors including Mr. Gilmore on Humanities course and musician friends; first love affair with boy called Jack Waller and his family friendship with the Poindexter family. First experience of being in black milieu; reads James Baldwin and participates in civil rights march in Washington; MK's anti materialist stance.

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