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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Wetherill, Fred E 1903 - 1988 Oral History Interview, 1977

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Wetherill, Fred E. 1903 - 1988. Oral History Interview, 1977.
MSU Archives Collection 1277

Wetherill, Fred E. 1903 - 1988. Oral History Interview, 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1277. 1 volume.


This collection consists of an oral history interview conducted with Fred Wetherill of St. Peter, Minnesota. In the interview, Wetherill discusses his family background and education, his time as Agricultural Extension Director, agriculture in Nicollet County, and what political, economic, and technological changes have occurred since the 1920s, and how they have changed farming.

Biographical Note:

Fred Wetherill was born in Holden, Missouri on December 15, 1903. He married Dorris Espenett of New Brighton, Minnesota, in 1924. They had two children. Wetherill came to Minnesota in the 1920s. In the 1930s he worked for the Federal Land Bank and at the University of Minnesota in the Farm Management and Economics Department. He became Nicollet County Agent in the early 1940s, and stayed in that position for thirty years, until his retirement. Fred Wetherill died in September 1988.


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Collection Citation:

Wetherill, Fred E. 1903 - 1988. Oral History Interview, 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1277, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Fred Wetherill donated this collection in July 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in May 1979. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell December 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Fred Wetherill available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Wetherill, Fred E., 1903 - 1988.
Nicollet County (Minn.)--Agriculture-History.