The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[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.
Interviewees: S. Edward Hall
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American barbers
National Urban League
Saint Paul (Minn.)