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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with George M. Shervey
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: George M. Shervey was born on a farm near Barrett, Minnesota in 1904. He was involved in farm implement sales from 1924 until his retirement in 1972. He was active in civic and community affairs in Barrett and Elbow Lake. He has also served as President of the Grant County Historical Society for many years. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal and community experiences during World War II; sources and quality of news; patriotism during the pre-war period; the Great Depression; his business activities and his service as the Chief of the Barrett Fire Department during the war; rationing; black market operations; the draft and rural labor; farming during the war; increase in employment of women during the war; mobilization by scrap drives and conserving fuel; government bonds; information gathering and general attitudes towards the government; post-war reaction.
3 hours sound cassettes
43 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
175 minutes length
Interviewee: Shervey, George M.
Interviewer: Bollinger, Charles Mylan
Made in: Elbow Lake, Grant County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.8 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'