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[Interviews with S. Edward Hall]

Repository: Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota History Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Hall was born in Batavia, Ill. in 1878 and came to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1900. He operated a barbershop for 62 years, was active in the St. Paul community, and helped found the St. Paul Urban League. Interviews took place in Hall's home in October and November 1972, and in May 1974. In these interviews, Hall discusses his family background; social life and race relations in Elgin, Ill., in the 1890s (including stories told by ex-slaves); early black migration to St. Paul and Minneapolis; and the black community in St. Paul.

Date(s): 1972, 1974

Existing IDs: OH 53, OH 54

Extent: 8 sound cassettes; transcript and summary

Finding Aid: Catalog records are available in the Minnesota Historical Society online catalog.

Language: English

Interviewees: S. Edward Hall

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American barbers
African Americans--Minnesota
Minnesota--Race relations
National Urban League
Saint Paul (Minn.)

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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