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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James L. Wipson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: James Wipson was born in 1918 in Chippewa City, Minnesota. He worked for both the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] and the Works Progress Administration [WPA] before entering the South Pacific Theatre of World War II. He participated in the battle of New Guinea and Mathin Bay Hill before being discharged. Upon returning home, Wipson married and raised a family, and he worked for Chrysler and at a shipyard. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being raised by his grandmother; growing up during the Great Depression; working at a CCC camp; working for the WPA; living in Milwaukee; jungle training near Pearl Harbor; the battle of New Guinea and Mathin Bay Hill; banzai attacks; returning home and finding work; getting married and starting a family; working for Chrysler; moving to California and working at a shipyard; technological advances through the decades; the dropping of the atomic bombs; emergence of the Cold War; the Iraq War.
3 hours sound cassettes
46 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Wipson, James
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
Made in: Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.14 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'