Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Anisah Hanifah Dawan
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Eighty-two year old Anisah Dawan grew up as Elizabeth Payne. She lived in an orphanage in Owatonna, Minnesota, after her biological mother died. She was adopted by Martha and Albert Payne at age two or three and lived on Carroll Avenue in the Rondo Corridor. She later moved to Iowa to marry and set up her first home. She also converted to Islam. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living in an orphanage; Rondo landscape of her childhood; depression that disrupted her family's lifestyle; community events and sewing her formal dresses for dances at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Welcome Hall; change in friends in high school; getting married in Iowa and settling there; working fulltime as a seamstress at Butwin Sportswear; conversion to Islam; making a pilgrimage to Mecca.
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Dawan, Anisah Hanifah
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/16/2003
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.7
Accession Number AV2007.22.7
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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