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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Janc, John J, 1945- Oral History Interview, 13 and 25 November 1987

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Janc, John J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 13 and 25 November 1987.
MSU Archives Collection 1448

Janc, John J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 13 and 25 November 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1448. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Dr. John J. Janc collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript for an oral history interview conducted between Janc and Tim Haen during the fall of 1987. Janc began his teaching career at Durand, Wisconsin in 1966. Following his experiences in the Durand school system, Janc traveled to France and eventually earned doctorate degrees in both France and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Janc became an assistant professor at Mankato State University in 1979 and by the time of the interview had been promoted to the position of associate professor. In the interview, Janc discussed his educational background, pedagogical changes in the teaching of foreign languages, and his experiences as a French teacher. While he mentioned his teaching duties at the secondary level, he focused mainly on his experiences at the university level.

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:

Janc, John J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 13 and 25 November 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1448, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Dr. John J. Janc donated this collection in November 1987.

Processed By:

Tim Haen 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 John Janc available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Janc, John J., 1945- interviewee.
Janc, John J., 1945---Interviews.
Haen, Tim, interviewer.
Educational change.
College teachers--Minnesota--Mankato--Mankato State University.
French teachers.
French teachers--Wisconsin--Durand.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1448



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 13 and 25 November 1987



Transcript, 13 and 25 November 1987