Browse Interviews 19 total

  • Collection: History 304: Urban History

Dean Gladden, Managing Director of the Cleveland Playhouse, describes the operations and history of the Cleveland Playhouse, including information about specific performances and collaborations with other theaters.

Shelbey Holmes-Reyes describes her childhood family life, including a period in the foster care system and living with the challenges of poverty and family mental health issues. Holmes-Reyes also relates her experiences as Dike College (Meyers College).

Carol introduces herself and gives her background information. She tells of leaving her home on a farm to come to Cleveland to study at Dyke College to become a secretary. She talks about her experiences at Dyke living in Cogswell Hall with the other out-of -towners. Carol talks about the courses she took and the friends she made. She tells of…

In this interview, Celestine Beasley describes her experiences growing up in a sharecropper family in rural Mississippi, migrating to Cleveland's Cedar-Central neighborhood, and her career as a nurse at Mount Sinai. The interview also relates information about race, farming, food culture, and cuisine.

Very poor sound quality.
Subjects: Oral History

Interview with Ruth Dancyger, historian of Temple-Tifereth Israel. Very poor sound quality.

Laura Gooch talks about the Hebrew Cultural Garden at Rockefeller Park. She also talks about Cleveland parks and what can be done to revitalize them, while also discussing how to remediate problems at Doan Brook.
Poor sound quality.
See also Laura Gooch Interview, 11 July 2006 (902010).

Thomas Hartshorne, professor emeritus of History at Cleveland State University describes the early years of Cleveland State University's existence and its development over time, as well as reactions to the Kent State shootings on May 4th, 1970.
Very poor sound quality.

Duane Hatton of Hatton's Deli Restaurant describes the history and operations of the family business and changes in the midtown area along Euclid Avenue.

Donald Grogan reflects on his family history with the Hanna Theater and the development of Play House Square. Reflects on the Urban development of Cleveland. Very poor sound quality.

This interview with Mary Krohmer, Director of Community Relations at Lake View Cemetery focuses on the history of the cemetery and surrounding area.
Very poor sound quality.

Mary Loud reflects on her time as a docent at the Dunham Tavern and provides a detailed history of the Tavern, how the site has developed over time, and what lies in store for the future of the museum. Poor sound quality.

Ruth Ketteringham describes her personal experiences in Cleveland, focusing on holidays, shopping, and streetcars along Euclid Avenue.

Jeanette Moore discusses her life living in East Cleveland and its development over time. Her work as a local public school teacher reflects a resolve to improve the community through education. Very poor sound quality.
Subjects: Oral History

Architect Richard Van Petten reflects on his life on Euclid Avenue and on the Millionares' Row mansions that used to line the street.

Tom Bush discusses the Statler Hotel and changes in downtown and on Euclid Avenue.
Very poor sound quality.

This interview with William Becker of Cleveland State University archives focuses on the history of CSU, as well as its precursor Fenn College. See also William Becker Interview, 2005 (400006) and William Becker Interview, 15 October 2014 (500047).
Very poor sound quality.

Henry Loconti grew up in the Italian immigrant neighborhood on Scovill Avenue on the lower Eastside. He talks about his youth growing up in this area. After he got out of the army in 1954 he started working for his brother servicing jukeboxes. He talks about the music spots around the city during this time. In 1966 he started the Agora which over…