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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Olson, Carl G, 1904 - 1965 Papers, 1955-1957

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Olson, Carl G., 1904 - 1965. Papers, 1955 - 1957.
MSU Archives Collection 1212

Olson, Carl G., 1904 - 1965. Papers, 1955 - 1957. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1212. 1 folder, 5 pages.


This collection consists of the typescript of a speech titled "Leaders and Leadership" (undated) made by Carl G. Olson, and a photograph of him (also undated). The speech was given to a gathering of the Future Farmers of America organization. In it, Olson presents both good and bad examples of leadership, and also informs the club members of what is expected of them as community leaders.

Olson was a member of the Minnesota State Legislature from 1955 - 1957, and a lifelong farmer from Watonwan County.

Biographical Note:

Carl G. Olson was born in rural St. James, Minnesota on May 14, 1904. He married Dorothy Herrlie, also from St. James, and they had four children. He lived and farmed in Watonwan County his entire life. Olson served in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1955 until 1957. Carl Olson died May 22, 1965.


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Collection Citation:

Olson, Carl G., 1904 - 1965. Papers, 1955 - 1957. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1212, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Dorothy Olson donated this collection in June 1976.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in September 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Carl G. Olson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

- Olson, Carl G., 1904 - 1965