The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Sheryl Austin, Shari LaBine, and Bonnie Upham
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: This interview is with three employees of the First National Bank of North Dakota in Grand Forks. At the time of the flood, Sheryl Austin was security officer for all branches of the bank, Shari LaBine was safe deposit clerk, and Bonnie Upham was an internal audit employee. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The women discuss their activities connected to the bank's recovery efforts after the flood. They describe the bank’s work to provide service to customers after the flood, restore computer equipment at the branches, restore ATM machines in the community, and to recover and restore property in safe deposit boxes at the branches that were flooded. They explain the security measures that were taken to remove flooded safe deposit boxes and to secure the contents of those boxes. They also describe the procedures that the bank followed in contacting box holders so that they could reclaim valuables and documents. They also describe some the difficulties they encountered in dealing with their own homes after the flood. All three women still worked at bank at the time of the interview.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
44 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 80 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Austin, Sheryl
Interviewee: LaBine, Shari
Interviewee: Upham, Bonnie
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
Dates Creation: 08/11/1998
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'

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