Carol Marie Waymire is a California based lawyer who served underrepresented communities through her work on immigration law,
rights of undocumented workers, racial and sexual discrimination, workers rights on the job, and child custody for gay parents.
This collection contains materials collected by Carol Waymire. It is primarily comprised of periodicals, but also includes
ephemera and informational literature; these materials are all related to her lesbian, gay, feminist, and/or socialist interests
and cover a wide range of cultural, economic and political spheres as well as publication location.
Carol Marie Waymire is a California-based lawyer, born in 1933 in Upper Lake, California. Coming from a poor working family,
Waymire spent her childhood moving around in the rural country of Northern California before settling in Santa Rosa with her
mother and siblings at the age of sixteen after her parents’ divorce. She graduated from Santa Rosa High School where she
was involved in sports (basketball, volleyball, the Girls Athletics Association) as well as other extramural activities and
the Honor Society. Waymire was the first of her family to go to college, graduating from San Jose State University in 1956
with a major in Social Sciences and a minor in English. She taught junior high school for a number of years before travelling
to Ghana for two years (1961-63) with the then newly formed Peace Corps to teach English at a government school for girls.
While she later questioned the motivations and consequences of the Peace Corps’ work abroad, the experience shaped the path
that Waymire was to take. It led her back to school to earn a Masters in teaching English as a Second Language at UCLA (1966),
after which she taught ESL for more than ten years in Los Angeles at the Evans Adult School.
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