Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Veda Ponikvar
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Veda Ponikvar was the long-time editor of the Chisholm Free Press. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Overview of the immigrant experience. Public education in Chisholm; influence and contributions of James P. Vaughan. Description of Slovene fraternal benefit societies in the early 1900s. Reactions to the 1907 and 1916 miners' strikes in the Slovene community on the ranges. Relations between ethnic groups in Chisholm, early 1900s. United Units in Chisholm, 1920s and 1930s. Growth of the Farmer-Labor Party on the range. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The interview is fairly superficial. The interview took place in the newspaper offices, so there is some background noise on the tape.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
10 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:30:57 running time
Creation Interviewee: Ponikvar, Veda F.
Interviewer: Ross, Carl E.
Made in Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/13/1988
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.34
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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