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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Jane C. Freeman
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jane C. Shields Freeman was born and raised in North Carolina and in northern Virginia. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, and married Orville L. Freeman. Orville Freeman served as Governor of Minnesota from 1954-1960, and later as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Jane Freeman worked for the federal government during World War II, and was politically active throughout her husband's long career in politics and business. Among her many activities, she served a term as President of the Women's National Democratic Club and was also for seven years the President of the Girl Scouts of America. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in North Carolina: attending school, living arrangements; moving to Minnesota; marriage to Orville Freeman; life in wartime Washington, D.C.; her many political, civic, and social activities as wife of a Minnesota Governor who later became Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinets of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; the evolution of politics and social issues; raising a family; working for the Girl Scouts in the U.S. and internationally.
12 hours sound cassettes
193 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
698 minutes length
Interviewee: Freeman, Jane C. Shields
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Creation: 10/2007 - 11/2007
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26.13 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'