Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Carl A. Kuhrmeyer
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carl A. Kuhrmeyer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Sibley Grade School, Harding High School, and the University of Minnesota where he was an engineering major. After graduating he took a job at 3M as a developmental engineer and was eventually promoted to Vice President of Administration. He was fundamental in 3M's expansion into the copying industry. Kuhrmeyer married and raised a family. After retiring he was involved in the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Paul Winter Carnival. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Attending high school during World War II; rationing and food stamps; the atmosphere of the University of Minnesota during the 1940s; finding work at 3M in developmental engineering; involvement with international marketing; the rise of the 3M corporation and the development of a copy machine department; role as Vice President of the Duplicating Products Division; creating manufacturing plants in Europe; participation in the Operations Committee; interactions with company leader Bill McKnight; becoming Vice President of Administration; treatment of employees and internal promoting; serving on the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce; marriage and raising a family; involvement with the Winter Carnival.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
64 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Kuhrmeyer, Carl Albert
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/08/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.19
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

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