Mildred Berryman was a researcher, writer, photographer, and stenographer in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. As
a lesbian member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, she did research concerning lesbian and gay communities in Salt Lake
City, Utah. This collection contains her research.
Mildred J. Berryman was born September 22, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the third and last child of Richard Gordon
and Mildred Stokes Berryman. Until 1910, the Berrymans moved residences almost yearly, but after Mildred's mother passed away
that year, the family settled and Richard worked tending bar at Hanak and Rumph which later became the Opera Bar. Mildred
Berryman graduated from public secondary schooling and entered Westminster College in Salt Lake City on October 11, 1916.
It was here that she met and befriended Theodora Anderson, who would later become her sister-in-law. Mildred expressed her
desire to embark on a study of lesbianism, which the school refused to allow. Mildred temporarily ceased her relationship
with Westminster until she married, "to try and escape her homosexuality." She soon left her husband.
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