These general oral histories were conducted from 1973 to 1993 but predominantly in the late 1970s.
The people interviewed represent a wide spectrum of occupations including business owners in a variety of fields and farmers. Journalists, teachers, musicians, peace officers, and medical care givers are also interviewed. Each interviewee shares experiences from the early 1900s to the time of their interview and all discuss the changes to their community that they have seen in that time. Many discuss how their parents or grandparents migrated to the United States and then to St. Cloud area, as well as giving family experiences in the area. Experiences during the world wars, both at home and in the services, are provided, particularly economic effects on agriculture and manufacturing. In some, experiences with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression are also referenced.
The finding aid for these oral histories can be found here.
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Submissions from 1992
Charles Graham Oral History, St. Cloud State University