Karen Novak interview, 13 June 2007

In this 2007 interview, Karen Novak, a freelance photographer and life long east-side Clevelander, talks about Cleveland's underground rock club scene during the 1990s. One of the venues that she discusses in great detail is the Euclid Tavern which was located at East 116th and Euclid in Cleveland. Ms. Novak reveals an immense amount of her knowledge of rock, punk and other bands from Cleveland and other bands that came to Cleveland in the 1990s. She recounts a number of interesting stories about these bands, the fans of these bands, and her interactions with these bands and their fans in this interview. She also talks about places in Cleveland that she loves, for example, Collinwood, Lake View Cemetery, Coventry, and Little Italy.

Participants: Novak, Karen (interviewee) / Bell, Erin (interviewer)
Collection: Project Team
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Project Team

This series comprises a wide range of interviews conducted by Center staff since 2005 in support of the Euclid Corridor History Project, Neighborhood Connections, and a number of mostly short-term collaborations. It also includes a number of standalone interviews by Center staff.