Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I

Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I
Description This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota men and women through the World War II years. The emphasis is on the experiences of veterans, people outside the military, and ethnic minorities. Some of the subjects discussed by the interviewees include the increase in employment of women; bond drives and rationing; celebration of V-J [Victory in Japan] Day; the draft; effects of the Great Depression; reactions to the war; changes after the attack on Pearl Harbor; raising children during times of shortages; experience as a soldier in training camp; being wounded in battle and physical rehabilitation; the role of religion; segregation, discrimination and racism; prisoner of war [POW] camps; life in Japan during the war; experience as a minority; hospital care for servicemen; writing letters to men at war; impact of President Franklin Roosevelt's death; reaction to the atomic bomb; economic conditions during the war; being liberated; post-traumatic stress syndrome; and life after the war.
Quantity 1 project
62.7 hours sound cassette
1,139 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Abe, Toshio - Abebooks.com
Interviewee: Bartlett, Wilbert LeRoy
Interviewee: Branham, Frederick
Interviewee: Brown, Harold Ph.D.
Interviewee: Brown, Lawrence
Interviewee: Brueggeman, Catherine Lemmer
Interviewee: Capiz, Henry T.
Interviewee: Cavanagh, Marie Schufman
Interviewee: Esteros, Gertrude Anna
Interviewee: Frankel, Leon
Interviewee: Glasner, Florence
Interviewee: Gomer, Joseph
Interviewee: Gondeck, Jacob
Interviewee: Jensvold, Kenneth
Interviewee: Kellgren, Beatrice
Interviewee: Kuehl, Reverend Delbert Alois
Interviewee: Marinkovich, Donald
Interviewee: McMorrow, Vivian
Interviewee: Michelsen, Robert
Interviewee: Murakami, Anna Tanaka
Interviewee: Murray, Lavinia Stone
Interviewee: Nakasone, Edwin M.
Interviewee: Nolte, Earl
Interviewee: Soboleski, Frank
Interviewee: Sovik, Edward
Interviewee: Strand, Doris
Interviewee: Tomes, Arthur
Interviewee: Velasquez, Simon
Interviewee: Weddington, Martin O.
Interviewee: Zobenica, Nicholas
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Interviewer: Borkenhagen, Daniel
Interviewer: Brandt, Thomas
Dates Creation: 2001 - 2003
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Beatrice Kellgren'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Toshio Abe'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Frederick William Branham'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Dr. Harold H. Brown'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Catherine Lemmer Brueggeman'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Henry T. Capiz'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Marie Schufman Cavanagh'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Gertrude Esteros'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Leon Frankel'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Florence Anderson Glasner'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Joseph Gomer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Jacob Gondeck'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Kenneth Jensvold'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Reverend Delbert Kuehl'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Donald Marinkovich'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Vivian Linn McMorrow'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Robert Michelsen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Anna Tanaka Murakami'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lavinia Stone Murray'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Edwin Nakasone'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Earl Nolte'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Frank Soboleski'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Edward Sovik'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Doris Shea Strand'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Arthur Tomes'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Simon C. Velasquez'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Martin O. Weddington'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Nicholas Zobenica'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lawrence Brown'

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