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Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Gary Hansen

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Description 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.
Quantity 2 hour sound cassette
30 pages transcript
1.33 hours videocassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: text
Measurements 100 minutes length
Creation Narrator: Hansen, Gary
Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Dates Creation: 03/27/1989 - 05/12/1989
Audio interview was 3/27/1989 and video interview was 5/12/1989.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 76
Accession Number AV1988.167.6
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