Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with David Harper
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: David Harper, a barber, has owned and run the Lexington Hair Shop in St. Paul, Minnesota since 1974. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His childhood memories of haircuts and how he became a barber. The barbershop as a social hub. Differences between modern day shops and shops back in the 1950s and 1960s. His schooling and mentors. Equalizing function of a shop. Barber shops and black culture. His involvement in community activities. Women clientele. Changeover to appointments. Discussing political and social issues in a shop. A scattered black population and coming together. Thoughts on self-reliance.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:58:28 running time
Creation Interviewee: Harper, David
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/05/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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