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Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project

70 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1972-1989

INTERVIEWERS: Carl Ross (principal interviewer), Hyman Berman, Alan Bruce, Susanna Frenkel, Virginia Hyvarinen, Thomas O'Connell, Sal Salerno, Steven Trimble and others

The Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project consists of interviews generated between 1986 and 1989 for the Project to Document Radicalism in Twentieth-Century Minnesota and of a select number of interviews conducted earlier. Carl Ross, former Minnesota Communist leader, served as project director. This oral history project has been one part of a larger effort by the MHS Research Department to uncover the role of left-wing radicalism in shaping the state's political culture. Radicals who were active in the decades up to 1960 were interviewed, including men and women, members of various left-wing political parties and unaffiliated activists, artists, organizers, and WPA workers.

The other major product of the MHS radicalism research was an annotated bibliography of sources on the subject in the collections of MHS and the University of Minnesota libraries, Radicalism in Minnesota, 1900-1960: a survey of selected sources, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 1994.

COMMENTS: 37 interviews were generated by MHS specifically for the Radicalism Project from 1986 to 1989. 33 other interviews were collected and/or transcribed by MHS for inclusion among the Radicalism oral history collection.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 152 hours

TRANSCRIPTS: 2,464 pages

Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Albert V. Allen, Jr.
Albert V. Allen Jr.
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Arnold Arnio
Arnold Arnio
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Rosalind Matusow Belmont
Rosalind M. Belmont
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Earl T. Bester and Joseph Paszak
Earl Bester & Joseph Paszak
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Frank P. Blatnik
Frank P. Blatnik
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Andre Boratko
Andre Boratko
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Arthur Borchardt
Arthur Borchardt
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Elwin T. and Marjorie J. Brawthen
Elwin & Marjorie Brawthen
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with D. Alan Bruce
D. Alan Bruce
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth Hoff Bruce
Elizabeth Hoff Bruce
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Paul M. Buhle
Paul M. Buhle
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Grace Holmes Carlson
Grace Holmes Carlson
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Anthony Brutus Cassius
Anthony Brutus Cassius
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Harry DeBoer, Pauline DeBoer and Jake Cooper
Harry & Pauline DeBoer & Jake Cooper
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ernest DeMaio
Ernest DeMaio
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with George Dizard
George Dizard
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edwin G. Drill
Edwin G. Drill
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with John Enestvedt
John Enestvedt
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walfrid Engdahl
Walfrid Engdahl
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ole Fagerhaugh
Ole Fagerhaugh
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Fred Fine
Fred Fine
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with James H. Flower
James H. Flower
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Alma Howe Foley
Alma Howe Foley
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence M. Forester
Clarence M. Forester
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Bernice Fossum
Bernice Fossum, 1978
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Bernice Fossum
Bernice Fossum, 1988
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Orville L. Freeman
Orville L. Freeman
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Newton Friedman
Newton Friedman
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Max Geldman
Max Geldman
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Max and Shevi Geldman
Max & Shevi Geldman
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Green
Frank Green
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Douglas and Victoria Hanson and Ole Fagerhaugh
Douglas & Victoria Hanson & Ole Fagerhaugh
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence Hemmingsen
Clarence Hemmingsen, c.1978
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence Hemmingsen
Clarence Hemmingsen, 1980s
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Irwin Herness
Irwin Herness
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Nellie Stone Johnson
Nellie Stone Johnson, 1981
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Nellie Stone Johnson
Nellie Stone Johnson, 1988
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clara, John and Peter Jorgensen
Clara, John & Peter Jorgensen, 1974
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clara, John and Peter Jorgensen
Clara, John & Peter Jorgensen, 1976
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Karson and Frank Green
Charles Karson & Frank Green
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with John Kykyri
John Kykyri
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Latz
Robert Latz
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Martin Lebedoff
Martin Lebedoff
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Yank Levine
Yank Levine
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jack Maloney
Jack Maloney
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jennifer Mayville
Jennifer Mayville
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Patrick McMillen
Patrick McMillen
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with George Naumoff
George Naumoff
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Eino Niemela
Eino Niemela
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Orville E. Olson
Orville E. Olson, 1977
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Orville E. Olson
Orville E. Olson, 1982
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Richard J. Parish
Richard J. Parish
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joseph Paszak
Joseph Paszak
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Glenn Pearson
Glenn Pearson
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Leata Wigg Pearson
Leata Wigg Pearson
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Veda Ponikvar
Veda Ponikvar
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Puglisi
Frank Puglisi
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Karl F. Rolvaag
Karl F. Rolvaag
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Carl E. Ross
Carl E. Ross
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence Sharp
Clarence Sharp, 1977
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence Sharp
Clarence Sharp, 1987
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ruth Siegler
Ruth Siegler
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Skoglund
Carl Skoglund
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joseph Swan and Bernice Fossum
Joseph Swan & Bernice Fossum
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with James Thomblison
James Thomblison
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Leo Turner
Leo Turner
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth Watson
Elizabeth Watson
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Bertha Weiss
Bertha Weiss
Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Raymond R. Wright
Raymond R. Wright