Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Emily Day
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Emily Day was born in Chicago, Illinois. She lived in Ohio, where she graduated from Oberlin College and earned her master's degree from Western Reserve University. She then moved to Minneapolis before moving to Richfield. At the time of the interview Day still resided in Richfield and has raised a family, taught in the public schools, and was a founding member of the Richfield League of Women Voters. She has also been on the Community Council and the Woodlake Nature Center Board. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Neighborhood development; prewar house construction compared to postwar construction; reasons for moving to Richfield; veterans moving to Richfield; increase in the number of children in the area; suburban shopping options; transportation issues; family outings; postwar homogenous population of Richfield; close-knit community; teacher education; working in the public schools; Richfield League of Women Voters; water and sewer installation; husband's work with the Youth Conservation Commission; hosting an African student; recently changing demographics, both ethnic and economic; sense of community when the Richfield High School basketball team went to the state semi-finals; impact of highway construction; optimism about Richfield's future; impact of the airport on Richfield; lack of affordable housing.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 70 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Day, Emily
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/26/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.7
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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