Itasca State Park Oral History Project

Titles Itasca State Park Oral History Project
Description In 1993, oral history intern Amy K. Rieger, working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, did 27 interviews with people who had associations with Itasca State Park. She spoke with architects, directors, long and short time employees, including Civilian Conservation Corps workers, visitors, and people who lived near the park. Also included are sound recordings of two Itasca Park programs presented by Ben Thoma, "Walk Through Time" and "People of Itasca". In 1994, Ben Thoma, retired Itasca State Park Naturalist, interviewed an architect and people restoring buildings at the park. In 2000, he did a series of interviews with 17 other people associated with the park.
Quantity 1 project
82.5 hours sound cassette
928 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 3180 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Interviewer: Lynne, Gladwin
Interviewer: Miles, Ron
Interviewer and interviewee: Thoma, Ben
Interviewee: Barber, E. W.
Interviewee: Bishop, Rollis
Interviewee: Butler, Keith
Interviewee: Cary, Alma
Interviewee: Cary, Elon
Interviewee: Colligan, Lyle
Interviewee: Cressel, George
Interviewee: Cunningham, Bev
Interviewee: Cunningham, Joe
Interviewee: Dick, Dorothy
Interviewee: Drewes, Delbert
Interviewee: Engel, Buena
Interviewee: Engel, Ervin
Interviewee: Erb, Tim
Interviewee: Evenwoll, Dave
Interviewee: Evenwoll, Pat Pfeifer
Interviewee: Feil, David
Interviewee: Felt, Ken
Interviewee: Forbes, Viola Veit
Interviewee: Gaehring, Leslie
Interviewee: Harvey, Esther
Interviewee: Heegard, Harley
Interviewee: Hella, Udert W. (Udert W.)
Interviewee: Higgins, Fred
Interviewee: Hunt, Myrtie
Interviewee: Imholte, Elaine
Interviewee: Imholte, Jim
Interviewee: Johnson, Carl
Interviewee: Johnson, Dorothy
Interviewee: Juntunen, John
Interviewee: Katzenmeyer, Alvin
Interviewee: Katzenmeyer, Dorothy
Interviewee: Kontola, Waino
Interviewee: Kurmis, Vilis
Interviewee: Lamont, Jim
Interviewee: Law, Reuben
Interviewee: Lindgren, Carol
Interviewee: Luschen, Lorraine
Interviewee: Lynne, Gladwin
Interviewee: Moberg, Dale
Interviewee: Nelson, Charles W. (Charles Winfred)
Interviewee: Nystuen, David W.
Interviewee: Pfeifer, Bert
Interviewee: Powers, Morgan
Interviewee: Qualley, Lorraine
Interviewee: Rapisarda, Steve
Interviewee: Renner, Cal
Interviewee: Rommel, Sidney
Interviewee: Rutherford, Harold
Interviewee: Sauer, Richard T.
Interviewee: Schaefer, Erna
Interviewee: Schaefer, Leo
Interviewee: Schloss, Christian
Interviewee: Schubert, Edward
Interviewee: Smith, Elizabeth L.
Interviewee: Smith, Floyd
Interviewee: Smith, Reverend George Alvin
Interviewee: Sperling, Harry
Interviewee: Stillwell, Cleve
Interviewee: Stillwell, Joyce
Interviewee: Stillwell, Milo
Interviewee: Thompson, Ardis
Interviewee: Thompson, Marvel
Interviewee: Veit, Hugh
Interviewee: Veit, John
Interviewee: Wallin, Roy
Interviewee: Wethern, Frank
Interviewee: Wethern, Veronica
Interviewee: Wilson, Don
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 06/23/1993 - 08/31/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 102 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.40 (Accession Number)
AV2003.42 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Waino Kontola'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Qualley and Esther Harvey'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Viola Forbes, John Veit and Hugh Veit'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elon and Alma Cary'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with David Feil'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Fred Higgins'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Myrtie Hunt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with John Juntunen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Alvin and Dorothy Katzenmeyer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Reuben Law'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Luschen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Sid Rommel'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harold Rutherford'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Christian Schloss'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Schubert'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harry Sperling'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Wallin'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Milo Stillwell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Keith Butler'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Rollis Bishop'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lyle Colligan'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dorothy Dick and Carol Lindgren'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with David Feil'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Ken Felt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dorothy and Carl Johnson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Alvin and Dorothy Katzenmeyer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Luschen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dale Moberg'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer, Pat P. and Dave Evenwoll, and Judy P. and Ken Schrupp'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Richard T. Sauer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Floyd "Swede" Smith'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Cleve and Joyce Stillwell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Marvel and Ardis Thompson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Vilis Kurmis'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Veronica and Frank Wethern'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Old Timer's Cabin Restoration Interview'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth and George Smith'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Don Wilson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Cleve Stillwell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Keith Butler'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interviews with Long Time Park Visitors and Campground Hosts'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ben Thoma Itasca State Park Program, "Walk Through Time"'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ben Thoma Itasca State Park Program, "People of Itasca"'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with George Cressel'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harley Heegard'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with U.W. Hella'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Barber'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ice and Wood House Restoration Interview'

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