Joyce P. Williams

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Joyce P. Williams


Photographs, Heirlooms, Documents


A sweet potatoe pie recipe from the Watkins Cookbook, a soup tureen, and a photograph of Rondo published in the Recorder.




Williams, Joyce P.

Items in the Joyce P. Williams Collection

Sweet potato pie recipe

Sweet Potato Pie 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes2 tablespoons butter, melted1/2 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla2/3 cup sugar1 unbaked pie shell1/3 teaspoon salt3 eggs1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon1/2 cup cream2 tablespoons brandyScrub potatoes, boil with skins…

A photograph of Old Rondo from the Metro Recorder

Rondo--A place in timeBy Louis Porter II and Les SuzukamoStaff WritersLongtime St. Paul funderal director George W. Brooks Sr. squeezed his eyes shut.  he put a hand to his forehead, concentrating fiercely, ready to take his stroll.The Brooks…

Soup Tureen
Flowered top, bowl, and ladle of soup tureen. Joyce P. Williams's grandmother, Mary Burden, used to serve collard greens in this dish.

Interview with Rondo Resident, Joyce P. Williams
In the 1950s and 60s, the Department of Transportation in St. Paul, MN bisected a historically Black neighborhood, Rondo, with the construction of I-94, creating an intentional diaspora of the community there. These are the stories of their…