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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Marie Schufman Cavanagh
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marie Schufman Cavanagh was born in 1921 in Minnesota. She married in 1939 and had two children. Her husband was drafted in 1944. With reduced income, she took in a boarder, another serviceman's wife and her child. Her boarder worked full time while Cavanagh took care of the children. After her husband's return, two more children were added to the family. She died in 2003. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Unexpected occurrence of the war and the draft; raising two children as a single mother; living with a boarder and her child; family economic conditions during the war without her husband; her husband's return from the war and adjusting to family life after his return; opinion on President Roosevelt's death and the use of atomic bombs.
2 hours sound cassette
37 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
75 minutes length
Interviewee: Cavanagh, Marie Schufman
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.8 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'