Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Marie Schufman Cavanagh
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marie Schufman Cavanagh was born in 1921 in Minnesota. She married in 1939 and had two children. Her husband was drafted in 1944. With reduced income, she took in a boarder, another serviceman's wife and her child. Her boarder worked full time while Cavanagh took care of the children. After her husband's return, two more children were added to the family. She died in 2003. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Unexpected occurrence of the war and the draft; raising two children as a single mother; living with a boarder and her child; family economic conditions during the war without her husband; her husband's return from the war and adjusting to family life after his return; opinion on President Roosevelt's death and the use of atomic bombs.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
37 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 75 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Cavanagh, Marie Schufman
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/04/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112
Accession Number AV2006.1.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'

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