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Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project
Description The Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project documents the state's number one industry: agriculture. Although Minnesota's economy continues to rely on resource-dependent industries, agriculture has retained its importance due in part to its diversification. While many of the interviews in the Society's oral history collections contain depictions of farm life, most of the reminiscences focus on early twentieth-century life. The Minnesota Farm Economy Project documents the changing role of farming in the late twentieth century through interviews with people from a variety of backgrounds. Through these interviews, the narrators discuss their roles and those of various agricultural organizations, and their work in banking and business development upon Minnesota's agricultural economy. VIDEOTAPED INTERVIEWS: Video components, including brief interviews and more extensive background footage, are available for the interviews with Donald Drescher, Gary Hansen, David Lunde, Herb Richter, and Gloria Tepfer. Shot lists and rough transcripts of these video components are available in the Oral History Office.
Quantity 1 project
28 hours sound cassette
6 hours videocassette
456 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Narrator: Abraham, Roland
Narrator: Allen, Merle
Narrator: Bernhardson, Eddie
Narrator: Booker, Tom
Narrator: Bryson, William
Narrator: Cooper, Roger
Narrator: Drescher, Donald
Narrator: Hagaman, Gerald
Narrator: Hansen, Gary
Narrator: Kanten, Anne
Narrator: Kucharik, Charles
Narrator: Lunde, David
Narrator: McCaffery, Ralph
Narrator: Nelson, William J.
Narrator: Plass, George
Narrator: Richter, Herb
Narrator: Schewe, Jim
Narrator: Swoboda, Delores
Narrator: Tepfer, Gloria
Narrator: Thompson, Arvid
Narrator: Tonsfeldt, Dean
Narrator: Ulven, Ron
Dates Creation: 1988 - 1992

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 76
Accession Number AV1988.167
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Delores Swoboda'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with William J. Nelson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Gerald Hagaman'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Gary Hansen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Merle Allen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Donald Drescher'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Herb Richter'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with David Lunde'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Kucharik'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Cooper'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Eddie Bernhardson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Gloria Tepfer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Ralph McCaffery'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Tom Booker'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Ron Ulven'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Roland Abraham'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Schewe'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Dean Tonsfeldt'