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Itasca State Park Oral History Project

49 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1993-1994, 2000

INTERVIEWERS: Gladwin Lynne, Ron Miles, Amy K. Rieger and Ben Thoma

In 1993 oral history intern Amy K. Rieger, working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, did 27 interviews with people who had associations with Itasca State Park. She spoke with architects, directors, long and short time employees, including Civilian Conservation Corps workers, visitors, and people who lived near the park.

Also included are sound recordings of two Itasca Park programs presented by Ben Thoma, "Walk Through Time" and "People of Itasca".

In 1994 Ben Thoma, retired Itasca State Park Naturalist, interviewed an architect and people restoring buildings at the park. In 2000 he did a series of interviews with 17 other people associated with the park.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 53 hours 38 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 928 pages

Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Barber
Edward Barber
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Rollis Bishop
Rollis Bishop
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Keith Butler
Keith Butler, 1993
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Keith Butler
Keith Butler, 2000
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elon and Alma Cary
Elon & Alma Cary
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lyle Colligan
Lyle Colligan
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with George Cressel
George Cressel
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with David Feil
David Feil, 1993
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with David Feil
David Feil, 2000
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Ken Felt
Ken Felt
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Viola Forbes, John Veit and Hugh Veit
Viola Forbes & John & Hugh Veit
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harley Heegard
Harley Heegard
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with U.W. Hella
U.W. Hella
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Fred Higgins
Fred Higgins
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Myrtie Hunt
Myrtie Hunt
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dorothy and Carl Johnson
Dorothy & Carl Johnson
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with John Juntunen
John Juntunen
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Alvin and Dorothy Katzenmeyer
Alvin & Dorothy Katzenmeyer, 1993
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Alvin and Dorothy Katzenmeyer
Alvin & Dorothy Katzenmeyer, 2000
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Waino Kontola
Waino Kontola
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Vilis Kurmis
Vilis Kurmis
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Reuben Law
Reuben Law
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dorothy Dick and Carol Lindgren
Dorothy Dick & Carol Lindgren
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Luschen
Lorraine Luschen, 1993
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Luschen
Lorraine Luschen, 2000
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Dale Moberg
Dale Moberg
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer
Bert Pfeifer
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer, Pat P. and Dave Evenwoll, and Judy P. and Ken Schrupp
Bert Pfeifer, Pat & Dave Evenwoll, & Judy & Ken Schrupp
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Qualley and Esther Harvey
Lorraine Qualley & Esther Harvey
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Sid Rommel
Sid Rommel
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harold Rutherford
Harold Rutherford
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Richard T. Sauer
Richard T. Sauer
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Christian Schloss
Christian Schloss
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Schubert
Edward Schubert
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth and George Smith
Elizabeth & George Smith
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Floyd "Swede" Smith
Floyd "Swede" Smith
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harry Sperling
Harry Sperling
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Cleve Stillwell
Cleve Stillwell
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Cleve and Joyce Stillwell
Cleve & Joyce Stillwell
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Marvel and Ardis Thompson
Marvel & Ardis Thompson
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Veronica and Frank Wethern
Veronica & Frank Wethern
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Milo Stillwell
Milo Stillwell
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Wallin
Roy Wallin
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Don Wilson
Don Wilson
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ben Thoma Itasca State Park Program, "Walk Through Time"
"Walk Through Time"
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ben Thoma Itasca State Park Program, "People of Itasca"
"People of Itasca"
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interviews with Long Time Park Visitors and Campground Hosts
Long Time Park Visitors and Campground Hosts
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Ice and Wood House Restoration Interview
Ice and Wood House Restoration
Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Old Timer's Cabin Restoration Interview
Old Timer's Cabin Restoration