Amy Isaacs Interview, 27 June 2013

Amy Isaacs, or Mimi Isaacs, is a resident of Judson Manor and was a life-long resident of the Cleveland Area. She grew up in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland before moving to Shaker Heights. She eventually attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She met her future husband in Chicago, and the two of them would move back to Shaker Heights after he returned from World War II. Once they moved back to Cleveland and her kids were in school, Mimi finished her degree at what was then Flora Stone Mather University in University Circle. Her and Her husband were tremendously involved in the Ludlow Neighborhood of Cleveland and Shaker Heights. She describes living there during a period of change and overhaul as the neighborhood was undergoing integration. She remembers being a part of the Ludlow Community Association during this pivotal time. She recalls her husband being elected president of the association, as well as her house being the hub for the meetings, which were held at 6am. Throughout this trying period, Mimi describes never being afraid of integrating nor those opposed to integrating. According to her, those who were opposed to integration simply left.
After her discussion of the ludlow community, Mimi describes her family. She recalls a farm that her and her husband owns. Additionally, she describes her three girls and their occupations.

Participants: Isaacs, Amy (interviewee) / Maher, Terre (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.