Profile: Annalee Stewart
It was funny because, even though we both were very close with one another, we continued just a little bit of dating. It was like, “Well, this is really only until Mr. Right comes along.” We really hadn’t given up that notion that we had been raised with – you know, gals get married.
Subject: Annalee Stewart
Date of Birth: December 1927
Place of Birth: Clinton, Massachusetts
Age at Interview: 72
Date of Interview: October 2000
Interviewer: Arden Eversmeyer
Place of Interview: Houston, TX
Transcriber: Sandy Robillard
Length of Transcript: original, 37 pages; OCR text, 26 pages; ~ 12,000 words
Contract Dated: 10/25/2000
Support documents: 25 pages; copies of photos, articles, programs
Annalee was born to two Methodist ministers and at one point, studied to be the same. Realizing this was the wrong course for her, she changed schools and became a social worker. Working for the state of MN, Annalee was the first woman supervisor of parole officers. She and her partner also became the first “single” women in the state to adopt foreign children. Later in her career, Annalee became a professor at the University of MN. Throughout her life, she was an activist and pacifist. She was arrested several times protesting Honeywell’s role in making landmines and was a staple at almost every demonstration involving civil rights. Annalee served for many years on the OLOC Steering Committee and has spoken publicly dozens of times on the subject of ageism and on the challenges of aging in the LGBT population.