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Oral history

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Rosalie Alstadt oral history interview

Identifier: S4560
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one 60 minute audiocassette tape. Subjects include Morgan Park.
Dates: 1994 October 8

Boundary Changes on the Fond du Lac Reservation oral history interviews

Identifier: S2331
Abstract In 1978 and 1979 historian Barbara Sommer interviewed residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. The participants discussed and defined changes in the boundary of the Fond du Lac Reservation, MN. They also identified some changes in land use that occurred on the reservation and identified historic sites. The interviews include some spoken Ojibwe words and place names. The collection consists of audiorecordings of the interviews and one volume containing the project's final report,...
Dates: 1978-1979

Paul Buffalo oral history project

Identifier: S6035
Scope and Contents Oral history project of Dr. Timothy Roufs interviewing Paul P. Buffalo (1900-6/1977) from March 1967 – 1977. Mr. Buffalo resided at Ball Club, Minnesota, and the Leech Lake Reservation.

The collection consits of transcripts, audio cassette tapes, CDs of the tapes.

The transcripts are also on the Paul Buffalo web pages developed by Dr. Roufs.
Dates: 1967-1977

Carl A. Carlson oral history recording

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: 1972

Margaret Carroll oral history interview

Identifier: S4558
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one audiocassette tape of an oral history interview about life in Morgan Park.
Dates: 1994

Cook County Historical Society oral history recordings

Identifier: S2318
Abstract The collection consists of copies of interviews and conversations recorded by the Cook County Historical Society.
Dates: 1978

Duluth Bicentennial Living History Project oral history recordings

Identifier: S2358a
Abstract The collection consists of audiocassette recordings of four individuals discussing their lives and businesses in Duluth, Minnesota. The discussions were recorded in 1975.
Dates: 1975

Duluth Farmers' Market oral history interviews

Identifier: S6160
Scope and Contents The collections consists of audio and/or video recordings of interviews with narrators who had been involved in selling and buying produce at the Duluth Farmers’ Market during its first 100 years. The collection also includes brief biographical information and photographs of the narrators, interview abstracts, and transcripts of the interviews. All materials are in digital format. Narrators Ben Boo Richard Herman Lois and...
Dates: 2012

Duluth Living History Project videotapes

Identifier: S3035
Abstract The collection contains 13 videotapes holding 29 interviews, and 8 topic videotapes. Most interviews are indexed.
Dates: 1986-1990

Karl W. Emanuel oral history interview

Identifier: S6111
Scope and Contents The tape includes information about Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel's education, careers, the founding of the clinic, and the Duluth Symphony. Dr. Emanuel speaks in the third person.
Dates: 1982

Frank Whitebird oral history interview concerning historic resources of the Fond du Lac Reservation (Minn.), May 1, 1980

Scope and Contents Two audio recordings of an interview with Frank Whitebird. The interview took place on May 1, 1980 and was conducted as a part of the Historic Resources Inventory of the Fond du Lac Reservation. An index to this interview is available.

In the intervew Frank Whitebird discussed the location of mounds, fishing camps and flint pits; fishing; names and location of villages, schools, missions, latter cemeteries, and logging railroads.
Dates: May 1, 1980

Newton S. Friedman oral history interview

Identifier: S4542
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an interview with civil rights attorney Newton S. Friedman on March 18, 1993. There is no transcript.
Dates: 1993

H. Watson Wilson oral history interview

Identifier: S2210
Abstract Consists of two audio recordings of an interview with H. Watson Wilson. The interview, conducted by Barbara Sommer on behalf of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, took place on March 23, 1977.
Dates: 1977

Evert Haglund oral history interview

Identifier: S4493
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 interviews of Evert Haglund on two cassettes. The first interview on 2/5/1991 is 25 minutes long and focuses on the history of Haglund's life. The second interview is from 4/30/1991 and is contained on a 60 minute cassette. Both cassettes are in good condition.

Haglund discusses his father Carl Haglund who emigrated from Sweden and was involved in Swedish labor politics, his own work experiences, Workers' Hall and the CIO organization.
Dates: 1991

Historic Resources Inventory of the Fond du Lac Reservation, Carlton and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota

Identifier: S2377
Abstract The collection consists of a report compiled for Beck and Associates, Inc. of Duluth, Minnesota by Barbara Sommer. The purpose of the report was to identify historic sites on the Fond du Lac Reservation which is located in Carlton and St. Louis Counties near the town of Cloquet, Minnesota.
Dates: 1979-1980

History of Business Development in Duluth oral history interviews

Identifier: S2376
Abstract The interviews in this project document the history of Duluth area businesses and labor unions. Narrators comment, where appropriate, on the founding and growth of carious businesses or labor organizations, the formation of corporate policies, labor – management relations, urban renewal, union philosophy and strategy, government regulation, binding arbitrations, and the relationship of business and labor political and civic affairs.
Dates: 1980-1981

History of Western Lake Superior Sanitary District oral history project

Identifier: S6146
Scope and Contents This project recorded the memories and experiences of early employees, board members, and community leaders involved in the establishment and start-up of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) in Duluth, Minnesota. Fifteen narrators participated.  (A father and son were interviewed together.) Thirteen interviews were recorded in high quality .WAV format and AVCHD video as well as MS Word documents.  One narrator declined recording: the interview was transcribed into MS Word...
Dates: 2010

HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project

Identifier: Tretter: 368
Abstract This collection contains materials from The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project, which sought to document the response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Twin Cities from the 1980s through the 2000s. The collection contains born-digital audio and video interviews, written transcripts, and supporting materials. Interviews were conducted in two phases over the course of three years (2013-2016). Collectively, these interview document a history of HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities from the 1980s through...
Dates: 2013-2016

Richard H. Hudelson labor history research collection

Identifier: S6143
Scope and Contents The collections contains research materials compiled to write Dr. Hudelson's book published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2006 titled By the Ore Docks: A Working People’s History of Duluth
Dates: 1880-2006; Majority of material found in 1883-1978

Interstate 35 oral history interviews

Identifier: S6172
Scope and Contents The collection consists of audio and/or video recordings of individuals who were involved with planning, opposition, or design and construction of Interstate 35 (I-35) through Duluth in the 1960s through the 1990s. Interviews included discussion of associated features of the project such as the lakewalk and the rose garden.The collection also includes brief biographical information and photographs of the narrators and transcripts of the interviews. All materials are in digital format....
Dates: 2014

Isle Royale Commercial Fishing oral history project

Identifier: S2457
Abstract The collection consists of 15 audiotapes comprising approximately 11 hours of conversation with three Isle Royale commercial fishing people. The interviews were conducted in conjunction with research for a master’s thesis paper.
Dates: 1980

Jeff Norman research papers

Identifier: umja0162
Abstract This collection consists of the research of Jeff Norman as he conducted research and oral histories related to the migration of Jewish community members from the north side of Minneapolis to St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2007-2019

Jewish Community Relations Council / Anti-Defamation League Holocaust Oral History project records

Identifier: umja0076
Abstract This collection consists of taped oral histories and transcripts from Minnesota Holocaust survivors and liberators, a project funded by the Jewish Community Relations Council/Anti-Defamation League, which resulted in the publication Witnesses to the Holocaust: an oral history by Rhoda G. Lewin.
Dates: 1945-2000

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest oral history collection

Identifier: umja0019
Abstract This collection consists of various cassette tapes of recorded oral histories from various projects that were donated and organized by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.
Dates: 1962-2010

Albertine Johnson oral history interview

Identifier: S2319
Abstract The collection consists of three audio recordings of interviews with Albertine Johnson. The interviewer was her son, Rudy Johnson. Interviews took place on September 7, 1977 and May 7, 1978.
Dates: 1977-1978

Erling Jonassen oral history interview

Identifier: S6129
Scope and Contents The collection consists of digital recordings of interviews of Erling Jonassen by Stephanie Hemphill conducted in November 2008, focusing on his World War II experiences. In addition to these recordings the collection includes a printed transcript of the interviews (9 pages), a digital copy and printed transcript (3 pages) of a Minnesota Public Radio program by Stephanie Hemphill featuring Erling Jonassen, and digital copies of photographs provided by Mr. Jonassen. Scanned copies of the print...
Dates: 2008 November

Donald Klaber oral history interviews

Identifier: S6009
Scope and Contents The collection consists of interviews by Professor Richard Hudelson, Ph. D. of Donald Klaber on July 22, 1999 and March 2000. The focus of the first interview was Donald Klaber's life and coming of age in Europe and Palestine, volunteer military service in the British Army during WWII, his life and choices as a non-religious Jew, life in England, all prior to his arrival in the United States. The second interview covers Mr. Klaber and his WWII military experiences. There is a...
Dates: 1999-2000; Majority of material found in 1999, 2000

Margot Klaber oral history interview

Identifier: S4592
Scope and Contents Professor Richard Hudelson, Ph.D. interviewed Mrs. Klaber on September 19, 25, 1997. The tapes chronicle her life from Germany to the United States, from before throughout and after WWII and her relocation to the United States. There is a partial transcription of the interview.
Dates: 1997

Dora Kuchta oral history interview

Identifier: S6130
Scope and Contents The collection consists of recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Marian Syrjamaki-Kuchta Dora Kuchta's daughter in law. Edna Syrjamaki, Marian Syrjamaki's mother was present during the interviews. The interviews were conducted on June 27 and July 5, 1980 at Dora Kuchta's home in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Included in the collection are two CD recordings, each approximately one hour in length and 4 photocopied images of photographs of Dora Kuchta and friends.
Dates: 1980; Majority of material found in June 27, July 5, 1980

Richard J. Kunz oral history interview

Identifier: S4541
Scope and Contents The interview was conducted by social worker Elizabeth T. Blue April 24, 1993. There is no transcript of the interview.
Dates: 1993 April 24