Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Katherine Koch-Laveen
Part 1


Description 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.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Koch-Laveen, Katherine
Interviewer: Brewer, Kathryn Balstad
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/23/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 75
Accession Number AV2001.34.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. Oral History Project'

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