Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project

Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project
Description This project focuses on the development of the aviation industry in Minnesota with a greater concentration on the first half of the twentieth century. It includes interviews with early aviators, mechanics, airport developers, fixed station operators, and regulatory officials pioneering aviation in Minnesota. Many of the narrators participated in barnstorming, flight instruction, and developing businesses such as airlines, and even a resort catering to those arriving by airplane. These men and women flew some of the first types of airplanes made, talk about when they first became interested in flying and where and when they were instructed, and many discussed how they thought the future of aviation would unfold versus what actually happened. Each interview contains anecdotes about flying, both amusing and tragic and remembrances of various colleagues. The interviews are also rich in detail about airplane and engine types.
Quantity 1 project
53 hours sound cassette
843 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Booen, Sherm
Interviewee: Braun, Don C.
Interviewee: Bullock, Walter
Interviewee: Croft, Edwin H.
Interviewee: Devorak, Joe
Interviewee: Doyle, Charles P.
Interviewee: Finholt, Edith Campbell
Interviewee: Geng, Francis J.
Interviewee: Hammond, Laurence D.
Interviewee: Hodge, Robert D.
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Interviewer: Holey, George
Interviewee: Hovda, Jim
Interviewee: Hubbard, Stanley E. Sr.
Interviewee: Johnson, Francis W.
Interviewee: Johnson, Thorvald
Interviewee: Kidder, William Anson
Interviewee: Longlet, Melvin W.
Interviewee: McCabe, Lawrence E.
Interviewee: McMahon, Clair B.
Interviewee: Merrill, Lawrence E.
Interviewee: Milnar, Lloyd E.
Interviewee: Newstrom, Gordon
Interviewee: Olson, Earl D.
Interviewee: Otis, Arthur
Interviewee: Otis, Eleanor
Interviewee: Rice, John
Interviewee: Rice, Mary Jane
Interviewee: Schroeder, Leslie L.
Interviewee: Wien, Noel
Dates Creation: 1965 - 10/26/1980
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Bullock'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lloyd E. Milnar'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Thorvald Johnson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Leslie L. Schroeder'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Bullock and Noel Wien'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Earl D. Olson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Sherm Booen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Don C. Braun'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edwin H. Croft'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Charles P. Doyle'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edith C. Finholt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis J. Geng'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Laurence D. Hammond'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Robert D. Hodge'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: George Holey Retirement Dinner'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: George Holey, a Tribute'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with George Holey'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Hovda'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Stan Hubbard Sr.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis W. Johnson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with William A. Kidder'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Melvin W. Longlet'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lawrence E. McCabe'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lawrence E. Merrill'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Gordon Newstrom'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Eleanor Otis'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with John Rice'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Jane Rice'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clair B. McMahon'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joe Devorak'

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