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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Schoen, John A, 1927- Oral History Interview, 4 and 5 March 1987

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Schoen, John A., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 4 and 5 March 1987.
MSU Archives Collection 1460

Schoen, John A., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 4 and 5 March 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1460. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Dr. John A. Schoen collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Schoen and Kelly Smith during March 1987. Schoen's career as a teacher, coach, and administrator began in 1955 at Ellsworth Public School in Ellsworth, Minnesota. Following his experiences as a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Ellsworth, Schoen began his administrative career. His first job as a school administer was in Echo, Minnesota. He then spent the remainder of his career working as a superintendent in the Minnesota towns of Le Center, Slayton, Aurora, and Winthrop. In the interview, Schoen discussed his work at consolidating and pairing schools in these various prairie communities during the course of his career.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for an Educational Foundations course entitled Current Issues in Public Education 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:

Schoen, John A., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 4 and 5 March 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1460, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Dr. John A. Schoen donated this collection in March 1987.

Processed By:

Kelly D. Smith transcribed the interview in March 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 Dr. John Schoen available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Schoen, John A., 1927- interviewee.
Schoen, John A., 1927---Interviews.
Smith, Kelly D., interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota.
School management and organization--Minnesota.
Rural schools--Centralization--Minnesota.
School superintendents--Minnesota--Interviews.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1460



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 4 and 5 March 1987



Transcript, 4 and 5 March 1987