Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harry Sperling
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harry Sperling was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) S-57, 2703 and was a heavy equipment operator. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The general topic was his service in the CCC. Personal background; joining the CCC; the trip to camp; the physical; pre-CCC visits; initial impressions; food; the first day; clothes; CCC projects; leisure activities; religion; description of the camp; laundry; educational opportunities; worked according to the weather; accidents and illnesses; fire; going to town; drinking; making extra money; leaders and officers; camp characters; raw language; visitors; FDR "King"; homosexuals; exploring the park; the headwaters; older men; different camps; general reflections.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
36 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Sperling, Harry
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 07/28/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.22
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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