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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Josephine Sletto
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Josephine Sletto was born on a farm near Keens, North Dakota in 1916. The daughter of Norwegian immigrant parents who later moved to Minnesota, she spent the early years of her life working on the family farm before commencing an extensive secretarial career with many different employers. She married in 1948. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Sletto's job as the Chief Clerk for the Douglas County Selective Service Office during the war years; organization and operations of the local draft board; the Selective Service System; how the war affected her personally and the Alexandria community as a whole; war bond drives; black market; rubber shortage; rationing problems; gas rationing; community attitude toward President Roosevelt; post-war attitudes towards Russians; her marriage and employment activities since the war.
2 hours sound cassettes
43 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
85 minutes length
Interviewee: Sletto, Josephine
Interviewer: Moore, Patrick
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.9 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'