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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Murphy, Laurence W., 1889 - 1989. Oral History Interview, 1974.
MSU Archives Collection 1279



Murphy, Laurence W., 1889 - 1989. Oral History Interview, 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1279. 1 volume.

Abstract:

This collection consists of an oral history interview conducted with Laurence W. Murphy of Austin, Minnesota. He worked for the Hormel Company in Austin from 1923 until 1964, and this interview focuses on his employment there. Murphy was a division superintendent with Hormel, and he discusses his work at Hormel, and the strike of 1933 from a management point of view. The interview was conducted by Mrs. Ione Louk, as part of a project focusing on the 1933 Hormel employees' strike.

Biographical Note:

Laurence W. Murphy was born on November 23, 1899 in Canton, Illinois. He went to work for the Hormel Company in Austin in 1923. He became a foreman in 1933, a division superintendent in 1943, and from 1956 until 1964 he worked in development. Murphy died in April 1989.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Murphy, Laurence W., 1899 - 1989. Oral History Interview, 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1279, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Ione Louk donated this collection in November 1974.

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 Laurence Murphy available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Murphy, Laurence W., 1899 - 1989.
Geo. A. Hormel & Company-Austin (Minn.).
Strikes and lockouts--Packinghouse workers - Minnesota.

Related Collections at MSUM:

Gavin, Emmet J., 1889 - 1977. Oral History Interview, 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1278, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Louk, Ione, 1912 - 1984. Papers, 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1253, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.