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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Vivian Linn McMorrow
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vivian Linn McMorrow was born in 1920 in Minnesota. One of four girls, McMorrow completed a one-year teacher's training course in 1939. She worked at country schools for the next four years and moved to Minneapolis in the summer of 1943. McMorrow married in 1942. Her husband was sent to Europe and participated in the D-Day landings. He was wounded and later died. McMorrow remarried in 1944 and relocated to San Diego where her husband was in the Navy but didn't adjust well. She returned alone to Minneapolis, lived with her parents, and gave birth to a baby in 1945. McMorrow and her husband divorced in 1946. She spent the postwar years a single mother working part-time jobs. They remarried in 1950 and raised six children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in a small town in Minnesota in the 1930s; impact of the Great Depression on her family; experience working as a teacher; the draft's impact on her family life; loss of her first husband in World War II; remarrying and moving on with life with her second husband; being a single mother and living with her parents during the war; being wife to a serviceman.
2 hours sound cassette
41 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
77 minutes length
Interviewee: McMorrow, Vivian
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.18 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'