Blandin Foundation Oral History Project: Interview with James C. Harris
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: James C. Harris was a member of the Trust Department at Northwestern National Bank (later known as Norwest Bank) and, from 1966 to 1981, a member of the boards of the Residuary Trust and the Blandin Foundation. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Harris describes his responsibilities as a trustee, his stewardship, and his role on the Board of Trustees. He discusses his work in arranging for, losing, and arranging again the funding of the Number 5 paper machine, a purchase that was an important expansion for the Blandin Paper Company, and he describes in detail the sale of the Blandin Paper Company after the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Harris describes the events as "seared into [his] soul." He also discusses the legacy of the various people involved in the work, including William Oppenheimer.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:10:55 running time
Creation Interviewee: Harris, James C.
Interviewer: Sommer, Barbara W.
Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/21/1998
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 61
Accession Number AV1998.204.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Blandin Foundation Oral History Project'

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