Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Buelah Mae Vivian Baines Swan
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Part 2


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Buelah Baines Swan was born in 1927 at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul. She is the eldest daughter of Walter and Nina Baines. Her father had a business, W. B. Baines, Sr. Coal and Wood, on Rondo Avenue. Mrs. Swan helped her father as a child at his business. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Challenges of being hired as a young black woman; outline of how the Urban League used her outstanding stenographic skill to help break the color line to employ blacks; her successful employment history; not being elected to National Honor Society nor honored as a valedictorian because of her race.
Quantity 1 sound cassette
39 pages transcript
2 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:29:17 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Swan, Buelah Mae Vivian Baines
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/07/2003
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.29
Accession Number AV2007.22.29
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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