Transcript of interview with Dr. Angela Clarke by Lisa Gioia-Acres, October 3, 2008

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ohr000160
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Transcript of interview with Dr. Angela Clarke by Lisa Gioia-Acres, October 3, 2008
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Gioia-Acres, Lisa
Description
Interview with Dr. Angela Clarke conducted by Lisa Gioia-Acres on October 3, 2008. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Clarke spent a great deal of time reading medical texts and started working at Social Security by the age of fourteen. Following high school, she joined the women's Air Force and attended Morgan State College on the GI Bill. Clarke recalls instances of racism and the efforts she personally made to mitigate or change circumstances for blacks. Among her many awards, she was given a plaque for integrating Air Force swimming pools. Later accepted at University of Maryland, her first year's tuition was paid by the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. Clarke lived and practiced medicine in Beverly Hills until 1976, when a friend suggested that she was needed in Las Vegas as a board-certified family practitioner.
Abstract
Dr. Angela Clarke was born into a very large family in 1932. She paints a picture of a busy motivated family run by her mother's iron hand and supported by her father's work on the B&O railroad. Her parents took in other people's children as well, so there were thirty-two in all that were cared for in the household. Dr. Clarke was the next to youngest of her parents' ten children. Angela was busy from the age of four or five. She spent a great deal of time reading medical texts, started working at Social Security at the age of fourteen, got into acting and cheerleading in high school, and joined the women's Air Force. After completing her service tour, she went to college on the G.I. Bill. Dr. Clarke recalls instances of racism and the efforts she personally made to mitigate or change circumstances for blacks. Among her many awards, she was given a plaque for integrating Air Force swimming pools. After the Air Force, she attended Morgan State College. Later accepted at University of Maryland, her first year's tuition was paid by the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. Angela was married in Baltimore and eventually had three children. She followed her parents to California and wound up living and practicing medicine in Beverly Hills. A friend suggested that she was needed in Las Vegas as a board-certified family practitioner, and she and her children made the move to Las Vegas in 1976. Dr. Clarke comments on her busy schedule in private practice and the various boards and committees she served on at several area hospitals. She has traveled extensively, but always returned to Las Vegas because of the warm climate. Retired in 1987 due to health problems, Dr. Clarke stays busy today with dance, theater, Tai Chi, and politics.
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R154.C344 .A3 2009
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Original Date (interview)
2008-10-03
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction; but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact. This document is an oral history. It is a spoken account of certain events and phenomena recorded at one particular moment and filtered through one individual's life experience, sensibility, and memory. As such, it should be considered a primary source rather than a final, verified, or complete narrative of the events it records.
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
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2366 x 3150 pixels; 7.9 x 10.5 inches; 22,667,868 bytes; 26 images
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24 bit color; 300 ppi

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