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Oral history interview with Ruth Bovey Stevens
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born Ruth Alden Bovey on February 24, 1902 at 1600 Harmon Place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home of her maternal grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Martin B. Koon. The daughter of Charles Cranston Bovey of the Washburn Crosby Milling Company and Kate Estelle Koon. Two brothers, Charles A. Bovey and Martin K. Bovey. Graduated from Northrop Collegiate School in 1920. Graduated from Vassar College in 1924. Married Nathaniel E. Stevens II, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Stevens of Plainfield, NJ on July 5, 1924 in Minnesota. Four children, Ruth Alden Bovey Stevens (Sally), Nathaniel Stevens II, Jr., Charles Cranston Bovey Stevens, and Murray Ten Broeck Stevens. Died 2001. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Ruth's mother’s involvement as a civic activist in Minneapolis. Ruth's father and Washburn Crosby. Growing up around 1900; spending summers on Lake Minnetonka and winters in Minneapolis; The chocolate tree and gingerbread house; Northrop Collegiate School beginnings; Indian artifacts on Wawasota Island; Grandmother's death in Lafayette Club fire. First woman to win sailing races on Lake Minnetonka as member of Inland Lakes Yacht Club. Family's involvement in Minneapolis Art Institute.
2 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
1 hour videocassette
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: text
01:12:25 running time
Interviewee: Stevens, Ruth Bovey
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in: Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 77 (Library Call Number)
AV2000.122.1 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog