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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Connaughty, Curt Oral History Interview, 26 October and 2 November 1988

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Connaughty, Curt. Oral History Interview, 26 October and 2 November 1988.
MSU Archives Collection 1391

Connaughty, Curt. Oral History Interview, 26 October and 2 November 1988. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1391. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Curt Connaughty collection contains an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Connaughty and Wayne Eklund during the fall of 1988. Connaughty worked originally as an industrial arts teacher and then as a principal at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota between 1955 and 1986 when he retired from public education to become a real estate agent. In the interview, Connaughty discussed the growth of Eden Prairie and the desire of local parents to have a school system that was comparable with Edina schools. Furthermore, he commented on his career, the community, the changes that administrators faced, teachers, professional organizations, students, and parents. He concluded the interview by expressing his thoughts on education in general and his transition from education to his new career as a real estate agent.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for the graduate level Educational Foundations course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.


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:

Connaughty, Curt. Oral History Interview, 26 October and 2 November 1988. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1391, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Curt Connaughty donated this collection in October 1988.

Processed By:

MSU Archives staff processed this collection. Wayne Eklund transcribed the interview in November 1988. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in November 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Curt Connaughty available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Connaughty, Curt. interviewee.
Connaughty, Curt. Interviews.
Eklund, Wayne. interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota--Eden Prairie--Eden Prairie High School.
School principals--Minnesota--Interviews.
Eden Prairie (Minn.)--Description.
Schools--Minnesota--Hennepin County.
Schools--Minnesota--Eden Prairie--History.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1391



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 26 October and 2 November 1988



Transcript, 26 October and 2 November 1988