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Carl A. Carlson oral history recording

 Collection — Box: OH
Identifier: S4544

Scope and Contents

This 90 minute history of Carl A. Carlson was taped in January 1972. No one is heard asking questions. Carlson chronicles development and changes in the dairy business in Duluth. There is a partial transcript of the recording.

Dates

  • Creation: 1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Carl A. Carlson was born in Sweden, one of nine children. He worked from age 14 until his military training at age 18. He left for America arriving after 28 days via Halifax, Nova Scotia and arrived in Duluth in 1905. He worked in a sawmill; for E. G. Swanstrom for three years as a blacksmith for $1.75/day; and then for himself. He built a five-room house at 4611 Cook Street and married his wife Annie in 1912. He quit blacksmithing in 1924 for dairying. The Carlsons had two children, Rodger (1914-2006) and daughter Jean (1917). Carl was drafted into World War I. The 1918 Moose Lake-Cloquet forest fire spared their house but 36 surrounding it burned. Carlson organized and owned City Creamery. He organized the Duluth Milk Dealers Association. In 1929 they sold their Cooke Street house for 1033 Grandview Avenue.

Extent

1 Audio Cassette

Language of Materials

Undetermined

Abstract

This 90 minute history of Carl A. Carlson was taped in January 1972. No one is heard asking questions. Carlson chronicles development and changes in the dairy business in Duluth.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Title
Guide to the Carl A. Carlson oral history recording
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526