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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William H. Ernst
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.
2 hours sound cassettes
27 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Ernst, William H.
Interviewer: Vatndal, Steve
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.3 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'