Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Oral History Collection
Loren Olson’s interview begins with formative experiences of his childhood in northeast Nebraska, including the death of his father and his brother’s health care needs following a car accident. He also discusses his decision to pursue medicine as a career and the inspiration for his books, Finally Out and No More Neckties. Olson describes the psychiatry program during his matriculation, the shifting popular and medical perspectives on homosexuality throughout his life, and his experience coming to terms with his own sexuality. He also talks about his experience in the Navy during the Vietnam War and his work in Iowa in Programs for Assertive Community Treatment.
Transcript of an interview with Dr. Loren Olson.