Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II

Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II
Description This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota men and women through the World War II years. The interviews include the perspectives of war veterans, Japanese Americans, German citizens, business leaders, and minorities. Some of the subjects discussed include life in wartime Japan; Pearl Harbor; the dropping of the atomic bombs; joining the armed forces; experiences at basic training; postwar life; the real estate market after World War II; childhood activities; growing up during the Great Depression; life in wartime Germany; differences in the war effort between men and women; the GI Bill; the Army Occupation of Europe; reorientation into civilian life; economy of postwar Germany; the Army Occupation of Japan; postwar business ventures; relationships between Japanese and Americans; relationships between Germans and Americans; and the Korean War.
Quantity 1 project
113.5 hours sound cassettes
2808 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Akimoto, Dr. Nobuhiko John
Interviewee: Amdahl, Orval H.
Interviewee: Anderson, Arthur E.
Interviewee: Austin, Laurice Q.
Interviewee: Borgwarth, Hanspeter
Interviewee: Borgwarth, Gisela
Interviewee: Brisley, Charlotte
Interviewee: Brisley, William N.
Interviewee: Davis, Stanley M.
Interviewee: Dittmann, Reidar
Interviewee: Epperson, Conway
Interviewee: Erikson, Robert
Interviewee: Foster, Bartley M.
Interviewee: Frederick, Donald S.
Interviewee: Freeman, Jane C. Shields
Interviewee: Hinchliff, John J.
Interviewee: Hopson, Vernon
Interviewee: Hueg, Hella Mears
Interviewee: Ingle, Richard K.
Interviewee: Irrgang, Lyman
Interviewee: Kuhrmeyer, Carl Albert
Interviewee: Legg, John W.
Interviewee: Lehr, Lewis W.
Interviewee: Lieder, Bernard
Interviewee: Lindman, Stuart A.
Interviewee: Lorentzsen, Norman Martin
Interviewee: Menk, Martin Jr.
Interviewee: Midthun, Norman
Interviewee: Murphy, Margery
Interviewee: Nyrop, Donald W.
Interviewee: Platou, Carl Nicolai
Interviewee: Pusch, Joachim Friedrich
Interviewee: Schmaltz, Martha Kufner
Interviewee: Schmaltz, Otto E.
Interviewee: Sworsky, Edmond
Interviewee: Sylvestre, Gene (E. Eugene)
Interviewee: Teragawa, Robert Nobuo
Interviewee: Williams, Donald C.
Interviewer: Rofidal, Kevin - Edina Police Department
Interviewee: Polich, Robert M. Sr.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Dates Creation: 2005 - 2008
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lyman C. Irrgang'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Orval H. Amdahl'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Arthur E. Anderson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Laurice Q. Austin'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Hanspeter and Gisela Borgwarth'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Charlotte Brisley'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with William N. Brisley'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stanley M. Davis'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Reidar Dittmann'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Conway Epperson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Erikson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald W. Nyrop'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Carl N. Platou'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Bartley M. Foster'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald S. Frederick'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Jane C. Freeman'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with John J. Hinchliff'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Vernon Hopson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Richard K. Ingle'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with John W. Legg'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Bernard Lieder'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stuart A. Lindman'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martin C. Menk, Jr.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Norman Midthun'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Margery Murphy'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Joachim F. Pusch'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martha Kufner Schmaltz'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Otto E. Schmaltz'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Edmond Sworsky'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Nobuo Teragawa'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald C. Williams'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Dr. Nobuhiko J. Akimoto'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Hella Mears Hueg'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Carl A. Kuhrmeyer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lewis W. Lehr'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Norman M. Lorentzsen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Eugene Sylvestre'

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