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Minnesota Historical Society Oral History Project: Interview with Viki Sand
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Viki Sand was born in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota. She headed education department at the Minnesota Historical Society in the early 1970s. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her parents; the impact of a high school trip to the United Nations in the 1960s; getting her job at the MHS; involvement in politics: McCarthy and Nick Coleman campaigns; the role of historical societies in general; populism at the MHS; visiting other historical societies around the nation to get ideas; Russell Fridley and John Wood; involving Objibwe Indians in educational lectures around the state; budget concerns and controls; The Gopher Historian; Hermina Poatgieter; early days of the education program; conference on Indian education; working with Native Americans to record and teach their history; keeping the Indian educational unit on track; the "revolution" at the annual meeting; turning the annual meeting into a more exciting history conference; Donn Coddington; having Elmer Anderson speak at a teacher’s training session; changing perceptions of physical presentations; the hiring of Nina Archabal; the Capitol Mall program; the ethics, standards and values of the MHS; trying to foster values in the current MHS.
3 hours sound cassette
35 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
02:14:52 running time
Interviewee: Sand, Mrs. Viki
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Interviewer: Gilman, Rhoda R.
Interviewer: Kane, Lucile M.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 82.15 (Library Call Number)
AV1994.205 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Historical Society Oral History Project'