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Alma Routsong

Alma Routsong was born in Traverse City, Michigan, on November 26, 1924, and graduated from Michigan State University in 1949. She was an author, publishing works of lesbian fiction such as Patience and Sarah (1971) and The Love of Good Women (1986) under the pen name “Isabel Miller.” Routsong died on October 4, 1996. You can read a 1975 interview she completed with OutHistory founder Jonathan Ned Katz here: Alma Routsong, Author of "Patience and Sarah" (1967): A 1975 Interview by Jonathan Ned Katz