Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Gloria Ellen Gilbreath Wilson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: At the time of the interview Gloria Gilbreath had lived most of her seventy-seven years in one little oblong from Dale Street to Chatsworth and from St. Anthony to Iglehart. Her father worked as redcap at the Union Depot for forty-one years and her mother, a trained beautician, worked mostly as a matron at Donaldson, a manufacturing company. She grew up in the Rondo community and loved to play basketball and dance. Gloria began working as a matron at the downtown train depot at age thirty-one and had her family's home taken away to make way for a bridge to be built over the freeway. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her philosophy dealing with experiences of racism as a child; landscape of Rondo and the community she grew up in; her enthusiasm for basketball and dance; her work at the downtown train depot as a matron; change in the community after World War II and with the construction of the freeway.
Quantity 1 sound cassette
48 pages transcript
2 audio files
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:33:55 running time
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewer: Heiss, Bettina
Interviewee: Wilson, Gloria Ellen Gilbreath
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/18/2003
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.34
Accession Number AV2007.22.34
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

User Comments

  • Victoria Keller on November 8, 2017 11:00:17 AM

    This is needed as part of a research project for "The History and Philosophy of Social Work" course in the MSW program at St. Catherine's University - University of St. Thomas.

  • Photo and Art Database Admin on November 14, 2017 11:43:23 AM

    Thank you for your interest, full transcript and audio are available online through the icon images above. If publication is needed please contact for assistance.

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