Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Gladys Versie Clemons Miller

Transcript (PDF)

Titles Rondo Oral History Project: Interview with Gladys Versie Clemons Miller
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gladys Versie Clemons Miller cared for her elderly parents while her brothers worked to support the family. She worked in sales at downtown department stores and helped her husband get a position at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. She put her money into the family grocery store and belonged to social clubs in the community. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her family history and how they came to Minnesota; challenges working in sales at downtown department stores; employment challenges black men faced even with a college degree; investment in the family grocery store; belonging to social clubs and cooking for Cameo Social Club meetings; importance of the Pentecostal Church in her life; frustration and disappointment when the I-94 project left her family at a disadvantaged position with the loss of property.
Quantity
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kate
Interviewer: Brandt, Sarah
Interviewer: Swan, Buelah Mae Vivian Baines
Interviewee: Miller, Gladys Versie Clemons
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/12/2003 - 02/23/2004 (Interviews conducted 3/12/2003 and 2/23/2004.)
Notes There is no audio for this interview.

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 110.22 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.22.22 (Accession Number)
More Info Collection Finding Aid
MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Rondo Oral History Project'

Transcript

This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description

Comment:

Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.