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Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with Lee Thomas
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lee Thomas was born in Mississippi. She came to Minnesota as a teenager. She attended junior high and high school. She is a beautician who owns her own shop. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Beauty school in 1969. How and why she opened her own beauty shop in her home. Where she got products for blacks’ hair. Clientele. Various hairstyles: weaves, braids, wet wares, carefree curl. Raising six children. Personal motivation. Shop as gathering place. Daughter as partner. Other beauticians who had shops in their homes. Advantages of a home shop. Other beauticians and shops. Getting your own hair done. Personal enjoyment. Volunteer hair styling work for seniors. License renewal and training. Her oldest customer. Regularity of customers. Special occasions and experimentation with hairstyles. Dealing with customer dissatisfaction.
1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:29:45 running time
Interviewee: Thomas, Lee
Interviewer: Morehouse, Kari
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 100 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.65.19 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'