Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lavinia Stone Murray
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lavinia Stone Murray was born in 1917 in Kentucky. She moved to Minnesota in 1940 and married in 1941. Her husband was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he spent the next three years. While adjusting to being a single mother and living with her in laws, on a daily basis she dealt with rationing, shortages, childcare, and worrying about her husband in the war zone. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The news of the attack on Pearl Harbor; the draft and the adjustment to war time; living with her in laws; being a single mother with her husband serving in the Army; segregation in Kentucky compared to St. Paul; moving to Sioux City, Iowa to be near her husband's base; work environment in a department store and as an elevator operator; husband's return home and search to buy a home.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Murray, Lavinia Stone
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/18/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112
Accession Number AV2006.1.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'

User Comments

  • Bruce White on April 2, 2017 03:03:28 PM

    Very interesting and important interview. Just one thing the name of the department where she worked is spelled wrong in the transcript. It should be Schuneman's not Scheunemann’s.

  • Bruce White on April 2, 2017 03:04:18 PM

    I mean "department store"

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