The honorable Elaine Bloom recounted her life story over two days to historian, Dan Royles and History Intern, Frisia Corrales. The interviews took place at the Plaza Health Network, a rehabilitation network that Elaine Bloom is currently President and CEO of, in Miami, Florida, on July 31, 2018 and August 2, 2018. Moreover, the recordings include details about important life events and changes as well as her upbringing and personal life. Such recordings allow for the preservation of significant experiences and individuals that Elaine Bloom encountered throughout her life.
Day 1 of the honorable Elaine Bloom’s oral history contains memories that span from her childhood to her time as a Florida Representative. The honorable Elaine Bloom recalls fond memories of her mentors, campaign to the Florida House of Representatives, and marriage to the “larger than life” Judge Phillip Bloom. She further elaborates on the adversity she faced as a female Representative in the late 20th century as well as her other professional endeavors outside of Congress. Day 1 of the oral history concludes with specifics regarding her family life, final term as Florida Representative, and current undertakings.
Day 2 of the honorable Elaine Bloom’s oral history contains anecdotes of her career in the press and on the radio. Furthermore, the honorable Elaine Bloom delves into her time as a lobbyist amidst her hiatus from the Florida House of Representatives. She expands on her relationships with President Bill Clinton and First Lady and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and other prominent political figures. Subsequently, she is asked about her numerous accolades and their significance to her legacy. In her closing sentiments, the honorable Elaine Bloom references her early years in public service and describes her aspirations for the future.