Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth Watson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Elizabeth Watson was the widow of activist Chester Watson. She was born in New York. She met and married Watson and moved to Minnesota at age twenty-two. Chester Watson organized the League Against War and Fascism in Rochester and later became president of the Workers' Alliance. Her formal education was in art and she comments on her experiences in the WPA Art and Handicraft projects. The couple had one child. They moved to San Francisco; Mrs. Watson was living in California at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: WPA Art Project; Handicraft Project; Chester Watson: background and career. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The transcript is only partially edited, and the spelling of many names is approximate. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview cannot be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:42:09 running time
Creation Interviewee: Watson, Elizabeth
Interviewer: O'Connell, Thomas
Interviewer: Trimble, Steve
Made in California, United States
Subjects Made in California, United States
Dates Creation: Approximately 1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.81
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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