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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bly, Frankie C Oral History Interview, 10 and 12 February 1987

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Bly, Frankie C. Oral History Interview, 10 and 12 February 1987.
MSU Archives Collection 1469

Bly, Frankie C. Oral History Interview, 10 and 12 February 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1469. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Frankie Bly collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Bly and Robert Bartscher during the winter of 1987. In the interview, Bly, a teacher in the Blue Earth, Minnesota, discussed his work in a special program that involved the extended use of classroom computers. The program was undertaken to learn about the impact of computers on students' learning. Bly noted that increased use of computers in education created more teacher preparation. Furthermore, because of the increased demands of preparing lessons, teachers increasingly became aware of individual student progress while helping teachers ascertain the learning levels of various students.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for a 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:

Bly, Frankie C. Oral History Interview, 10 and 12 February 1987. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1469, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Frankie C. Bly donated this collection in February 1987.

Processed By:

Bob Bartscher transcribed the interview in February 1987. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in December 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Frankie Bly available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Bly, Frankie C., interviewee.
Bly, Frankie C.--Interviews.
Bartscher, Robert M., interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota--Blue Earth.
Educational innovations--Minnesota--Blue Earth.
Educational technology--Minnesota--Blue Earth.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1469



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 10 and 12 February 1987



Transcript, 10 and 12 February 1987