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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Rehwaldt, Reynold John. Oral History Interview, 12 October and 4 November 1983.
MSU Archives Collection 1482



Rehwaldt, Reynold John. Oral History Interview, 12 October and 4 November 1983. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1482. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.

Abstract:

The Reynold Rehwaldt collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Rehwaldt and Gael Mericle during the autumn of 1983. In the interview, Rehwaldt discussed his experiences serving as the Superintendent of District #77 schools in the Mankato, Minnesota area. Specifically, he talked about his plan to reorganize the district by consolidating the area's three junior high schools into the Mankato East and Mankato West high schools in an attempt to save the district money. To fulfill his agenda, Rehwaldt formed a district-wide committee composed of a broad array of members from throughout the area. He believed the consolidation of schools could last until the mid-1990s when enrollment was predicted to decline.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for a course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

Restrictions:

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:

Rehwaldt, Reynold John. Oral History Interview, 12 October and 4 November 1983. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1482, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

R.J. Rehwaldt donated this collection in October 1983.

Processed By:

Gael Mericle transcribed the interview in November 1983. 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 Reynold (Red) Rehwaldt available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Rehwaldt, Reynold John, interviewee.
Rehwaldt, Reynold John--Interviews.
Mericle, Gael, interviewee.
Educational change--Minnesota--Mankato.
School superintendents--Minnesota--Interviews.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1482

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Folder

Oral History Interview, Cassette, 12 October and 4 November 1983

Cassette

 

Transcript, 12 October and 4 November 1983

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