Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jacob Anderson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jacob Anderson was of Finnish ancestry, born in the woods of northern Minnesota. He learned the tenants of socialism from itinerant workers in his father's mill and joined the IWW at age fifteen. In 1928 he joined the Communist Party and worked as an organizer. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Communist Party education effort; Reino Tantilla; farmers' hunger march; Party decision-making; small Minnesota logging operation; Montana mines; Dakota harvesting; Northern Minnesota co-ops; Sacco and Venzetti protest. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: There is a third, unknown interviewer whose voice is very similar to O'Connell's. There may be some confusion. Audio quality was poor and this, combined with Anderson's accent and speech patterns, made accurate transcription difficult. The transcript is only partially edited, and the spellings of many names is only approximate.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:31:00 running time
Creation Interviewee: Anderson, Jacob "Jack"
Interviewer: O'Connell, Thomas
Interviewer: Trimble, Steve
Dates Creation: 02/02/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.46
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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