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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Beatrice Kellgren
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Beatrice "Bea" Kellgren was born in Minnesota in 1915. She attended one year of college in Illinois and returned to Minnesota to work several different jobs. She married in 1937. With the onset of war in 1941, her husband found work as an aeronautical engineer with Boeing in Seattle. They returned to Minnesota following the war in 1947. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Changes that took place after the attack on Pearl Harbor; rationing during the war, sale of war bonds, and blackouts; experience of moving to Seattle during the war; husband working for Boeing; having two children during times of shortages; helpful community of women in Seattle whose men were serving abroad; returning to Minnesota after the war.
1 hour sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
69 minutes length
Interviewee: Kellgren, Beatrice
Interviewer: Borkenhagen, Daniel
Interviewer: Brandt, Thomas
Made in: White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.15 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'