Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Gertrude Ulrich
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gertrude Ulrich was born in Heron Lake, Minnesota. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and taught in Minneapolis city schools. After her marriage, Ulrich and her husband moved to Richfield, where they raised their family while he operated a dental practice. Ulrich was also involved in many local committees. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Ulrich's experiences living in rural, urban, and suburban Minnesota; reasons for moving to Richfield and experience of moving into an established neighborhood; neighborhood socializing; importance of the churches in social activities and the structuring of neighborhoods; local shopping and dining options; small-town familiarity of Richfield; community homogeneity in terms of race, class, age, and service careers; importance of Richfield High School and athletics in creating a sense of identity for Richfield; quality of local schools and government; Ulrich's participation on the Minnesota Cable Communications Board and Richfield chapters of the League of Women Voters, Planning Commission, Human Rights Commission, and City Council; issues debated in local government and the impact of partisan politics on local issues; increasing diversity of Richfield; significance of geographical boundaries in developing a unique identity for Richfield.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
43 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 105 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Ulrich, Gertrude
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/17/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.23
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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