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Dixie P. Barber

Dixie Barber – Supervisor of Elections for 24 years.  Part 1: Dixie arrives in Orlando (1921); Meets Katz Barber, her husband; Mizell feud; Phar family; Conway area; Store; dead son; Education. Part 2: Katz Barber; Started working in the Registration office; first campaign; Arthur Newell; Sunday afternoon rides; Worst election campaign (1968).  Part 3:  Knitting; Needlepointing; Parakeets; Annual bus trip to North Carolina; Six different locations; (Mini theater); Dixie’s Barber Shop.

This interview was conducted by Jean Yothers on April 14, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Oral History Committee.  We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center‘s making this recording available for Orlando Memory.

LISTEN Interview Part 1

LISTEN Interview Part 2

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Dixie Barber
While Dixie Barber was well known for serving as Supervisor of Elections for 24 years (and for marrying into the famous Barber...
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