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Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project

14 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1999-2001

INTERVIEWERS: Sunny Archibald, Thomas B. Cox, Larry Houg, Louis Marchand, Cecelia McKeig, Ray Nelson and Patricia Oliver

The Mississippi Headwaters Board was created to coordinate the identification and protection of the natural, cultural, historical, scientific, and recreational values of the first 400 miles of the Mississippi River. Its work centered on eight counties in north central Minnesota through which this portion of the river flows. The Board’s oral history project was conducted with people associated with the Mississippi River during the period 1910-1960. Those interviewed discuss their own river-related activities, as well as their observations on changes in recreational, commercial, and residential use of the river and its shoreline. Many of the interviews include comments on water quality, floods, droughts, dam construction, fishing, wildlife, and conservation. 

The tapes are held by Mississippi Headwaters Board, Walker, Minnesota.

TRANSCRIPTS: 324 pages

Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Zola Belle Holmes Bleth and Jim Bleth
Zola & Jim Bleth
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Florine Moody Brune
Florine Moody Brune
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Marjory Howard and Leota Howard
Marjory & Leota Howard
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Klepac
Lorraine Klepac
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with John Knutson
John Knutson
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Dick Lillie
Dick Lillie
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Ronald Miller
Ronald Miller
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Cliff Nelson
Cliff Nelson
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Bill and Gladys Peters
Bill & Gladys Peters
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Axel Sorenson
Axel Sorenson
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Albert Swenson and Ruth Swenson
Albert & Ruth Swenson
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Annie Tidrick
Annie Tidrick
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Treuer
Robert Treuer
Mississippi Headwaters Board Oral History Project: Interview with Burton Woock
Burton Woock