Oral history interview with Helen Henton
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Helen Henton was born and educated in Minnesota. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law College, she was the one of the first woman to practice law in out-state Minnesota, when she worked in Franklin Minnesota for a little over a year in the mid-1920s. She also worked for Legal Aid in St. Paul for about three years. She died in 1986. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her own and her spouse's paternal and maternal relations, her mother's experiences as daughter of a minister, her childhood, education, jobs, brief legal career - rural Minnesota and Legal Aid in St. Paul, traveling on a limited budget, taking over business matters after her husband's death, amateur artist experiences. Her husband, Robert Beach Henton's childhood, education, and career. Experiences at Hamline University and University of Minnesota - impressions of professors, campus life, law school, being only woman in the class. Also mentions other contemporary women lawyers. Benefits of a law school education.
Quantity 11 hours sound cassette
102 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 10:47:13 running time
Creation Interviewee: Henton, Helen Spink
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Made in Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/21/1978 - 12/12/1978
(Interviews conducted 11/21/1978, 12/1/1978 and 12/12/1978.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 97
Accession Number AV1984.246
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