Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stanley M. Davis
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stanley Davis was born outside of Saint Peter, Minnesota. At a young age his parents were divorced and he moved in with his grandparents. After graduating high school, Davis married and began working at a local creamery. He joined the National Guard but his duty ended prior to World War II and he was able to avoid being drafted due to his work making butter. He was a successful businessman and eventually founded his own company that is still family run. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents divorcing, moving in with his grandparents; hunting and fishing on park reserves; food culture during the 1920s; fashion culture during the 1920s; personal hygiene; holiday celebrations: birthdays, Christmas, Fourth of July; local entertainment: radio, movies, the circus; involvement in Boy Scouts; life during the Great Depression; joining the National Guard and training exercises; beginning work at creamery; the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940; eloping to Iowa with his wife; avoiding the draft due to his work; working at a creamery in Texas; purchasing his own creamery in Minnesota; producing milk instead of cream; expansion and transferring the creamery to South Dakota; keeping the business within the family.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
148 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 148 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Davis, Stanley M.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/17/2008
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.37
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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