Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with Thelma Brown and Pauline Young
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Thelma Brown attended the Hollywood School, a beauty school in Minneapolis and then worked for ten years in Toledo, Ohio and another ten in Akron, Ohio before returning to Minnesota in the mid-1950s. She then worked in her own shop, Thelma's Beauty Bar, in Minneapolis and worked there for another decade. Pauline Young also attended Hollywood School in the early 1960s. After working as an apprentice, she obtained her manager's license and opened a salon, the Satin Doll. She was married to Sylvester "Chubby" Young, a barber. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Their hairdressing businesses with all African American clientele; the expansion of other African American owned beauty shops and barbershops; working at home; licenses; clientele; what women discussed in the shop with other customers and with the beautician; popular hairstyles of the day; pressing combs; men and stylists; hair pieces and wigs; occasions when people would get their hair done; stories of customers and their hair cuts.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:00:45 running time
Creation Interviewee: Brown, Thelma
Interviewee: Young, Pauline
Interviewer: Kretsedemas, Philip
Dates Creation: 05/21/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.3
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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