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Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Katherine Koch-Laveen
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Katherine was a long-time customer of the newspaper, the Minnesota Women's Press. She maintained a subscription to MWP because she believed in its mission. She was also profiled on the front page in 1985 during the newspaper's first year of operation. She attended the first year birthday celebration, in which all of the profiled women participated. Professionally, Katherine taught science for many years. She was one of two teachers selected in Minnesota by NASA as a Teacher in Space Participant, for the ill-fated Challenger flight 51-L. She served on many educational boards and committees and has received educational grants. She had four children, and raised vegetables and dairy goats with her husband. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Description of being interviewed for MWP front page profile; reasons for subscribing to newspaper; recollections of important articles and other contributions of MWP; personal background and description of involvement in Teacher in Space program; MWP first anniversary party and some of the profiled participants; impact of MWP on individual lives.
1.5 hours sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Koch-Laveen, Katherine
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 75 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.34.21 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'