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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lavinia Stone Murray
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.
1 hour sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Murray, Lavinia Stone
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.21 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'