Harry Davis Interview, 30 November 2009

In this November 2009 interview, Harry Davis talks about his position as delegate to the American Legion Cultural Gardens within the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation. Mr. Davis, a member of the American Legion and a Korean War Veteran, shares his opinions on the current state of the Cultural Gardens, comparing them now with their condition in past decades and offering suggestions for their future growth and vitality. Davis, who has lived in Cleveland since the 1950s, offers a hopeful message, seeing the recent activity in and refurbishment of a number of gardens as a renewed commitment to an important Cleveland landmark.

Participants: Davis, Harry (interviewee) / Peppers, Kieth (interviewer)
Collection: Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Cleveland Cultural Gardens

The interviews in this series originated Dr. Mark Tebeau’s Local History Seminar in 2002 and again in 2005. In a partnership between Dr. Mark Tebeau and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, students in Tebeau’s fall 2002 seminar conducted interviews about the Cultural Gardens to support “sound portraits” that were produced in collaboration with WCPN as part of its Accents radio program. Additional submissions were conducted in 2005, 2009, and 20012 with select excerpts being added to the…