Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William H. Ernst
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: William Ernst was born in Stevens County, Minnesota. His parents immigrated to the United States from Germany. He worked as a farmer because there were no other jobs available and also became the township chair of the county salvage committee. In addition, Ernst later worked as a bus driver and a school board member. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The effects of World War II on farming, price controls, rationing, black markets and labor shortages; his views on the corruption in the government; community mobilizing programs; electricity in rural areas; his attitude towards the United Nations and Soviet Union; readjustment of veterans in society after the war.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
27 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Ernst, William H.
Interviewer: Vatndal, Steve
Dates Creation: 07/11/1980
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 111
Accession Number AV2007.25.3
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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