Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with William Kelso Finney
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: William Kelso "Corky" Finney was the only child of Maceo Alexander Finney and Lola Vassar Finney. He grew up on Rondo Avenue. He was sickly and asthmatic as a child which prevented him from participating in sports. His father was a role model to him and his mother an authoritarian. Corky grew up in the neighborhood with his mother's business, Mrs. Finney's Beauty Shop, and a family of close Vassar cousins. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Memories of Cornmeal Valley and Oatmeal Hill of the Rondo neighborhood; his perception of the integrated part of Saint Paul; being forced to move when eminent domain took their property for I-94; decision to stay in the black community.
70 pages transcript
Content Category: text
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewee: Finney, William Kelso
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.9 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.9 (Accession Number)
Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'