Leggett, Ralph 2013-10-29
This interview features Lubbock barber, Ralph Leggett. Leggett discusses his career as a barber in East Lubbock. Leggett talks about the neighborhoods and the various businesses in East Lubbock and how urban renewal has changed the city’s landscape.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Ralph Leggett
Additional Parties Recorded: n/a
Date: October 29, 2013
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Cosby Morton
Length: 01:18:22 (1 hour, 18 minutes)
Tape 1, Side 1:
Biographical information and youth; Queen City; Barbers and barber shops in East Lubbock; Different hair styles, Joe Lewis, Conk, et cetera.; Working at Old Man Shield’s Barber Shop; The clientele and celebrities, Bobby “Blue” Bland; Working at the post office; Influential alumni from Dunbar High; Lady barbers and beauticians; The effects of urban renewal on East Lubbock; Old fashioned haircut techniques, straight razor, Bay Rum, tonic water
Original Recording Format: born digital audio
Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in Reading Room
Transcript: found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/318084
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