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An Interview With Wilbur Goodseal
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TitleAn Interview With Wilbur Goodseal
AbstractInterviewer: Horace M. Peterson III.. Interview recorded September 30, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesListed under the subject of theater. Wilbur D. Goodseal was born in 1930. In the interview he recounts his early life and his theatrical involvement as well as his job description with the Kansas City School District as supervisor of Speech and Hearing and Language Development.
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 30, CD 30
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Goodseal, Wilbur D.
Oral History
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Wilbur Dean Goodseal was born in Chanute, Kansas in 1930 to Fred and Mary Goodseal. He is the youngest of six children. During elementary school he recalls a somewhat desegregated school setting as he was the only black in the school. Goodseal discusses his parents settling in Kansas from Texas.

Theatrical involvement during early years. The exposure of blacks in the theatre during early theatre entrance. Goodseal's personal opinion of portraying characters in plays. Goodseal is the only black producer in Kansas City. Problems involving the theatre, public reaction, criticism and approval are discussed. History of the black contemporary players. The Morrison players were the only active black group presenting plays during the early 50's. Job description with the Kansas City, Missouri school system as supervisor of Speech and Hearing and Language Development.
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Item ID210231
CONTENTdm number36292
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