Jacqueline Dowdell

Jacqueline Dowdell received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from Cornell University. She is a communications coordinator at Cornell Law School. Thanks to her mother’s memories, her grandmother’s meticulous archive of Specialty history, and a newfound enthusiasm for sound, she is working on a memoir about the Specialty Record Shop.

4 responses to “Jacqueline Dowdell”

  1. Nicolas Martin says :

    Thanks so much for writing about the store. My family loved shopping there and there were never more cordial or cool merchants. I miss ‘em!

  2. Darrin says :

    I grew up in Richmond but have since moved away. I brought up the topic of shopping in the Specialty Records shop as a kid, and my aunt found this article. As a white kid growing up in Richmond, shopping there provided my first interactions with anyone African American that I can remember, and it was a very positive experience. Everyone was so nice. I would love to know more about the book or share any memories that I have.
    Good luck with the project!

  3. Carole Godwin says :

    Jacqueline: I knew your grandparents and great aunt and uncle very well. They are a large part of my childhood and teenage memories, and they always treated me as family – that’s probably because of 2 things. My Dad was a great friend of your Grandfather, and I practically lived in that store for years. I would love to be in contact with you at some point – I really miss your family :-)

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