Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martha Kufner Schmaltz
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martha Kufner Schmaltz was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended St. Agnes Catholic School, Wilson Junior High School, and Mechanic Arts High School. She joined the Marine Corps and was trained in Motor Transport. After the war she married and held several jobs before retiring. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living conditions in the basement of a duplex; the Catholic school experience; recreational activities: going to silent films, playing softball on competitive teams; holiday celebrations; 4th of July, birthdays, Christmas; life during the Great Depression and going on welfare; bottling homemade beer during Prohibition; working for Montgomery Wards, Northwest Airlines, and Northwest Aeronautics; life in the Marine Corps: training, playing on post sports teams; life as a part of a young, married couple; getting involved with bowling and the accomplishments that followed; employment situations and the real estate market during the 1950s and 1960s; starting a family business.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
80 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 144 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Schmaltz, Martha Kufner
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Cottage Grove, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Cottage Grove, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/20/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.31
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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