Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Shirley C. Boeser
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shirley Boeser was born in Minneapolis and lived in Bloomington until her marriage. Her father owned and operated Scholz Mercantile and she worked in the store through college. Boeser had lived within a few blocks of her childhood home, both in Bloomington and Richfield, nearly her entire life and had been very involved with the local community, particularly Assumption Church and School. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The changing operation and inventory of Scholz Mercantile before, during, and after the war; rationing from a store-owner's perspective; personal and community impact of the I-494 construction and building condemnations; Boeser's experience of her brother's participation in the war; the role of Assumption Church in community and social life, especially preceding the war; private and public education; enrollment explosion at Assumption School during the 1950s and 1960s; impact of the GI Bill on the community; increase in suburban shopping options in the 1950s; church centennial and traditions; recent demographic and cultural changes in the area.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 57.5 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Boeser, Shirley
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 04/29/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'

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