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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Pietan, Norman, 1920- Oral History Interview, 9 and 28 October 1987

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Pietan, Norman, 1920-. Oral History Interview, 9 and 28 October 1987.
MSU Archives Collection 1445

Pietan, Norman, 1920-. Oral History Interview, 9 and 28 October 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1445. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Norman Pietan collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Pietan and Lee Chinghwa during the fall of 1987. Pietan worked as an art education professor at Mankato State College and University between 1965 and 1983. He had previous experiences working as an art teacher in a Maryland high school and as a faculty member at St. Cloud State and at Mills College in Oakland, California. In the interview, Pietan discussed his experiences as a professor of art education and the changes he witnessed during his career. Furthermore, he discussed his perceptions of Mankato and its inhabitants along with his understanding of the interactions between teachers, students, and community organizations.

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:

Pietan, Norman, 1920-. Oral History Interview, 9 and 28 October 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1445, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Norman Pietan donated this collection in October 1987.

Processed By:

Lee Chinghwa transcribed the interview in November 1987. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in November 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Norman Pietan available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Pietan, Norman, 1920- interviewee.
Pietan, Norman, 1920---Interviews.
Chinghwa, Lee, interviewer.
Educational change.
Art teachers--Minnesota--Mankato.
College teachers--Minnesota--Interviews.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1445



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 9 and 28 October 1987



Transcript, 9 and 28 October 1987