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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Alberg, Winnifred, 1923- Oral History Interview, 7 and 28 October 1987

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Alberg, Winnifred, 1923-. Oral History Interview, 7 and 28 October 1987.
MSU Archives Collection 1457

Alberg, Winnifred, 1923-. Oral History Interview, 7 and 28 October 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1457. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Winnifred Alberg collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Alberg and Mary Kunelius during the fall of 1987. Alberg entered the teaching profession during the 1940s but after marrying and giving birth she left public education to raise her children. In 1971, she reentered the profession as an elementary music teacher in Randolph, Minnesota, and in 1980, she left Randolph to join the faculty at Montgomery, Minnesota. Throughout the interview, Alberg discussed the areas of change and continuity for music education teachers. She noted changes in the styles of methodologies of teaching children music along with state regulations, budget cuts, a Minneapolis, Minnesota teachers' strike, and changes that occurred in society during the 1960s.

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:

Alberg, Winnifred, 1923-. Oral History Interview, 7 and 28 October 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1457, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Winnifred Alberg donated this collection in October 1987.

Processed By:

Mary Kunelius 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 Winnifred Alberg available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Alberg, Winnifred, 1923- interviewee.
Alberg, Winnifred, 1923---Interviews.
Kunelius, Mary--interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota--Montgomery.
Educational change--Minnesota--Randolph.
Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile.
Music teachers--Minnesota--Montgomery.
Music teachers--Minnesota--Randolph.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1457



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 7 and 28 October 1987



Transcript, 7 and 28 October 1987