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Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Gary Hansen
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mr. Hansen was born in Hartland, Minnesota and moved to Ellendale, Minnesota after World War II. He graduated from high school in Ellendale. He attended Waldorf College and Wartburg College, leaving school after his junior year. He returned home and accepted job at the Northwestern Bank of Owatonna. He has been a banker with the Farmers State Bank of Hartland for 30 years. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Changes in Hartland since the 1950s; community involvement and spirit; the rural crisis in the 1980s--immediate and long term effects; involvement in the mediation process; working with Federal (FDIC) examiners; debt: purchasing equipment, income tax, liquidation, foreclosure; personal and professional relationship with community members; changing banking practices and attitudes; educational preparation for farming; interest buydown; practices which favor the debtor; defining the family farm; history of the bank; the future of Hartland.
2 hour sound cassette
30 pages transcript
1.33 hours videocassette
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: text
100 minutes length
Interviewee: Hansen, Gary
Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Creation: 03/27/1989 - 05/12/1989 (Audio interview conducted 3/27/1989 and video interview 5/12/1989.)
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 76 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.167.6 (Accession Number)
AV1999.261.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project'