Voices of Minnesota

Oral History Interviews with S. Edward Hall

DATE: 1972 and 1974

INTERVIEWER: Ethel Ray Nance

S. Edward Hall was born in Batavia, Illinois, in 1878. He came to St. Paul in 1900 and operated a barbershop downtown for sixty-two years. He was active in St. Paul community life and was a founder of the St. Paul Urban League. Hall died in October of 1975. In the interviews Hall mainly discusses black family life and the black community in St. Paul.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 8 hours 53 minutes