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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota

12 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1973-1980

INTERVIEWERS: Charles Mylan Bollinger, LaDona Conrads, Patrick Moore, Janet Oian, David Ripley, Steve Vatndal and Tami Wiese

This project chronicles the lives of those who lived through the era of World War II, primarily on the home front. Some of the subjects discussed include involvement in the Rural Electrification Administration program; increase in employment of women during the war; affect of the war on rural communities; the draft; war bond drives; the black market; rationing problems; attitudes toward President Franklin Roosevelt and post-war attitudes towards Russians; service in the Army; general attitudes toward the war; the Great Depression years; shortages of supplies during the war; economic prosperity during the war; readjustment of veterans in society after the war; state of health care during war times; medical services during and after the war; patriotism; and post-war adjustments.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 15 hours 50 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 324 pages

Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Jacob Bauer
Jacob Bauer
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Dina Bremness
Dina Bremness
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with B.J. Erenberg
B.J. Erenberg
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William H. Ernst
William H. Ernst
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William P. Larkin
William P. Larkin
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Nancy Magloughlin
Nancy Magloughlin
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Norman Moen
Norman Moen
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Ruth Storlie Rosten
Ruth Storlie Rosten
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with George M. Shervey
George M. Shervey
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Josephine Sletto
Josephine Sletto
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William and Faith Evers Sprung
William & Faith Evers Sprung
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Murray Warren
Murray Warren