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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I

30 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 2001-2003

INTERVIEWERS: Daniel Borkenhagen, Thomas Brandt and Thomas Saylor

This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota men and women through the World War II years. Both military veterans and people who worked on the Home Front are interviewed. Among subjects discussed are: employment of women on the Home Front; rationing; bond drives; Pearl Harbor; prisoner of war camps; effects of the Great Depression; segregation, discrimination, and racism; life in Japan during the war; economic conditions during the war; military service in the Europe and the Pacific; medical care; raising families in a time of shortages; postwar adjustment.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 53 hours 17 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 1,339 pages

Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Toshio Abe
Toshio Abe
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett
Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Frederick William Branham
Frederick William Branham
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Dr. Harold H. Brown
Dr. Harold H. Brown
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lawrence Brown
Lawrence Brown
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Catherine Lemmer Brueggeman
Catherine Lemmer Brueggeman
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Henry T. Capiz
Henry T. Capiz
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Marie Schufman Cavanagh
Marie S. Cavanagh
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Gertrude Esteros
Gertrude Esteros
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Leon Frankel
Leon Frankel
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Florence Anderson Glasner
Florence A. Glasner
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Joseph Gomer
Joseph Gomer
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Jacob Gondeck
Jacob Gondeck
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Kenneth Jensvold
Kenneth Jensvold
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Beatrice Kellgren
Beatrice Kellgren
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Reverend Delbert Kuehl
Rev. Delbert Kuehl
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Donald Marinkovich
Donald Marinkovich
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Vivian Linn McMorrow
Vivian Linn McMorrow
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Robert Michelsen
Robert Michelsen
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Anna Tanaka Murakami
Anna Tanaka Murakami
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Lavinia Stone Murray
Lavinia Stone Murray
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Edwin Nakasone
Edwin Nakasone
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Earl Nolte
Earl Nolte
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Frank Soboleski
Frank Soboleski
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Edward Sovik
Edward Sovik
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Doris Shea Strand
Doris Shea Strand
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Arthur Tomes
Arthur Tomes
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Simon C. Velasquez
Simon C. Velasquez
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Martin O. Weddington
Martin O. Weddington
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Nicholas Zobenica
Nicholas Zobenica