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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Arthur E. Anderson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arthur E. Anderson was born in Virginia, Minnesota. At a young age his family moved to Duluth where he attended Central High School, junior college, and eventually transferred to law school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After graduating he began his own practice before being drafted. Anderson joined the Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC) and saw action at Hürtgen, the Battle of the Bulge, and Bad Bodendorf (where he was injured). After the war he raised a family and continued his law practice. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in a Catholic house; participating in Boy Scouts; clothing, fashion, and style in the 1920s; the influenza epidemic of 1918-19; holiday celebrations; having Civil War veterans as guest speakers in his elementary school; graduating from law school and taking a job as a assistant country attorney; getting married; being drafted and going through basic training; joining the CIC; working with German Jews and being in the IPW (Interrogation of Prisoners of War); establishing military governments in Germany; crossing the Rhine and securing the surrender of German towns; involvement in the occupation of Germany; returning home, raising a family, and continuing to practice law; involvement with the founding of Medtronic.
4 hours sound cassettes
94 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
210 minutes length
Interviewee: Anderson, Arthur E.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in: Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26.3 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'