Mildred Arnold Oral History
1 transcript, [1 tape]

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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, April 2005

Biographical Note:

 Mildred Arnold was born in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana around 1920.  She was one of eight children born to Forest and Lula Cannon Arnold.  She graduated from high school in 1938 and continued her education at the DeVryís Beauty School in Evansville.  Upon completion of her coursework, she moved to New York, where she attended hair styling school at Mr. Leonís College.  For the next twenty years, she owned her own beauty salon.  She became a state investigator for the State Beauty Board, and was responsible for investigating schools, salons, licenses and student/teacher examinations.  In 1970, she became an instructor at the Womenís Prison Beauty School.  Arnold died October 16, 1992 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

 Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Mildred Arnold, conducted by Susan Bell of the Indiana State Library.  In the interview, Arnold discusses her work in the Womenís Prison.  She explains the scheduling of classes, testing, and working with inmates.

Item Listing:



27 Feb. 1974


Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 transcript, [1 tape]

Collection Dates:



ISL Oral History Project, 1974



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