Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Jacob Bauer
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jacob Bauer was born in Adrian, Minnesota in 1894 and moved to the Dumont area in 1906. Bauer was very active in the local REA [Rural Electrification Administration] program from about 1917 to 1940 and remained familiar with REA developments throughout World War II. He was also very active in the local chapter of the Farm Bureau until the 1960s. During World War II, Bauer was chair of the Traverse County Salvage Committee and vice-chair of the county fuel-oil rationing board. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Bauer's involvement with the REA program and the Farm Bureau; lack of news information in Dumont; his experience in farming and as the vice-chair of the county fuel-oil rationing board; how the war affected some people in the town; ration board and heat sources; increase in employment of women during war; travel restrictions.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 105 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Bauer, Jacob
Interviewer: Vatndal, Steve
Made in Dumont, Traverse County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Dumont, Traverse County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/23/1980
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 111
Accession Number AV2007.25.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'

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