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The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Laurie Holtman and Susan Weber
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Both longtime residents of East Grand Forks, Susan Weber and Laurie Holtman had been daycare providers in the community for more than fifteen years. As of two years after the flood, Weber and Holtman still remained in East Grand Forks and continued to operate their daycare businesses. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Holtman and Weber explain the impact that the flooding had on their daycare activities in April 1997, and how the flood interrupted daycare services throughout the community. They discuss how daycare was offered through the East Grand Forks Head Start program while many of the established daycare operations in the community were unavailable after the flood. They explain how the aftermath of the flood, which damaged both of their homes, affected their own businesses during the summer of 1997. They also offer observations on how the flood and the recovery efforts affected the children under their care. They conclude the interview with some speculations about the long-term affect of the flood on residents and future of East Grand Forks.
1 hour sound cassette
36 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
55 minutes length
Interviewee: Holtman, Laurie
Interviewee: Weber, Susan
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 57 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.66.14 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'