Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ruth Siegler
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ruth Siegler was very active in the Farmer-Labor Party in Duluth in the Twenties and Thirties. She and her husband married in 1915 and moved to Duluth in 1918. Her husband was quite active in the labor movement and participated in the 1922 carmen's strike. He ran for several public offices, including lieutenant governor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Farmer-Labor Party; DFL merger; Farmer-Labor Women's Club; Duluth: 1930s protests, strikes and co-ops; Benson defeat. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: There was a third unidentified interviewer. His voice was very similar to Trimble's and the transcriber may at times have confused them. The transcript is only partially edited and not all name and location spellings have been verified. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview cannot be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:01:53 running time
Creation Interviewee: Siegler, Mrs. Ruth
Interviewer: O'Connell, Thomas
Interviewer: Trimble, Steve
Dates Creation: 02/02/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.78
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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