Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Don Gaugh Wilson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Don Gaugh Wilson was seventy-four years old at the time of the interview and a recent widower with three offspring. He had been married for fifty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-eight in 1987. He grew up as a foster child; his foster mother Mrs. Josephine influenced him very much, teaching him how to take care of himself. He had a successful career as a boxer but later moved on to menial jobs and then worked for Honeywell, where he earned the Tempo Award for work achievement. In the 1970s he did management seminars called Minority Group Dynamics, helping government agencies address issues of "colorism". SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experience of growing up as a foster child in the Rondo neighborhood; people who have influenced him and inspired him to succeed; darker side of Rondo neighborhood and its affect on his adult life; his decision to distance from the community; his feelings for his wife and his gratitude for the support she gave him during his fifty-five years of marriage; inspiration he found in studying Islam.
Quantity 2 sound cassette
66 pages transcript
3 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:04:53 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewer: Shifferd, Kent
Interviewee: Wilson, Don Gaugh
Made in Solon Springs, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
Subjects Made in Solon Springs, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
Dates Creation: 03/06/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.33
Accession Number AV2007.22.33
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

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