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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project

30 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1965-1980

INTERVIEWERS: Anne Holey, George Holey and Sherm Booen

This project focuses on the development of the aviation industry in Minnesota with a greater concentration on the first half of the twentieth century. It includes interviews with early aviators, mechanics, airport developers, fixed station operators, and regulatory officials pioneering aviation in Minnesota.  Many of the narrators participated in barnstorming, flight instruction, and developing businesses such as airlines, and even a resort catering to those arriving by airplane.  These men and women flew some of the first types of airplanes made, talk about when they first became interested in flying and where and when they were instructed, and many discussed how they thought the future of aviation would unfold versus what actually happened. Each interview contains anecdotes about flying, both amusing and tragic and remembrances of various colleagues. The interviews are also rich in detail about airplane and engine types.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 37 hours 10 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 843 pages

Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Sherm Booen
Sherm Booen
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Don C. Braun
Don C. Braun
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Bullock
Walter Bullock
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Bullock and Noel Wien
Walter Bullock & Noel Wien
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edwin H. Croft
Edwin H. Croft
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Joe Devorak
Joe Devorak
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Charles P. Doyle
Charles P. Doyle
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edith C. Finholt
Edith C. Finholt
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis J. Geng
Francis J. Geng
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Laurence D. Hammond
Laurence D. Hammond
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Robert D. Hodge
Robert D. Hodge
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with George Holey
George Holey
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Hovda
Jim Hovda
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Stan Hubbard Sr.
Stan Hubbard Sr.
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis W. Johnson
Francis W. Johnson
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Thorvald Johnson
Thorvald Johnson
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with William A. Kidder
William A. Kidder
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Melvin W. Longlet
Melvin W. Longlet
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lawrence E. McCabe
Lawrence E. McCabe
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Clair B. McMahon
Clair B. McMahon
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lawrence E. Merrill
Lawrence E. Merrill
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lloyd E. Milnar
Lloyd E. Milnar
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Gordon Newstrom
Gordon Newstrom
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Earl D. Olson
Earl D. Olson
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Eleanor Otis
Eleanor Otis
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with John Rice
John Rice
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Jane Rice
Mary Jane Rice
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Leslie L. Schroeder
Leslie L. Schroeder
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: George Holey, a Tribute
George Holey: A Tribute
Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: George Holey Retirement Dinner
George Holey Retirement Dinner