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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Thorstad, Huldah H., 1904-2002. Oral History Interview, 11 November 1986.
MSU Archives Collection 1475
Thorstad, Huldah H., 1904-2002. Oral History Interview, 11 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1475. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.
The Huldah H. Thorstad collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Thorstad and Pam (Tracy) Rexroat during the fall of 1986. Thorstad, who worked as an elementary school teacher between 1923 and 1972 at schools in Lyle, Adams, Blooming Prairie, and St. Paul, Minnesota, discussed her life, her career, her opinions of school administrators, teacher organizations, fellow staff and faculty members, students, and the purposes behind elementary education. Furthermore, Thorstad mentioned her involvement in a St. Paul teachers strike during the 1930s. Rexroat conducted two interviews with Thorstad, but the first interview was not transcribed nor was an audiocassette donated. The first interview took place on 18 October 1986 and is referenced during the second interview.
This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for a course entitled History of American 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.
Thorstad, Huldah H., 1904-2002. Oral History Interview, 11 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1475, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Huldah H. Thorstad donated this collection in October 1986.
Pam (Tracy) J. Rexroat transcribed the interview in November 1986. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in December 2002.
It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Huldah Thorstad available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Thorstad, Huldah H., 1904-2002, interviewee.
Thorstad, Huldah H., 1904-2002--Interviews.
Rexroat, Pam (Tracy) J., interviewer.
Strikes and lockouts--Teachers--Minnesota--St. Paul.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1475
Oral History Interview, Cassette, 11 November 1986
Transcript, 11 November 1986