Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with Lee Thomas
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lee Thomas was born in Mississippi. She came to Minnesota as a teenager. She attended junior high and high school. She is a beautician who owns her own shop. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Beauty school in 1969. How and why she opened her own beauty shop in her home. Where she got products for blacks’ hair. Clientele. Various hairstyles: weaves, braids, wet wares, carefree curl. Raising six children. Personal motivation. Shop as gathering place. Daughter as partner. Other beauticians who had shops in their homes. Advantages of a home shop. Other beauticians and shops. Getting your own hair done. Personal enjoyment. Volunteer hair styling work for seniors. License renewal and training. Her oldest customer. Regularity of customers. Special occasions and experimentation with hairstyles. Dealing with customer dissatisfaction.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:29:45 running time
Creation Interviewee: Thomas, Lee
Interviewer: Morehouse, Kari
Dates Creation: 08/25/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.19
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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