Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Anisah Hanifah Dawan
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Eighty-two year old Anisah Dawan grew up as Elizabeth Payne. She lived in an orphanage in Owatonna, Minnesota, after her biological mother died. She was adopted by Martha and Albert Payne at age two or three and lived on Carroll Avenue in the Rondo Corridor. She later moved to Iowa to marry and set up her first home. She also converted to Islam. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living in an orphanage; Rondo landscape of her childhood; depression that disrupted her family's lifestyle; community events and sewing her formal dresses for dances at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Welcome Hall; change in friends in high school; getting married in Iowa and settling there; working fulltime as a seamstress at Butwin Sportswear; conversion to Islam; making a pilgrimage to Mecca.
42 pages transcript
Content Category: text
Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewee: Dawan, Anisah Hanifah
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
There is no audio for this interview.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 110.7 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.7 (Accession Number)
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Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'