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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Petersen, Velda. Oral History Interview, 7 October and 5 November 1986.
MSU Archives Collection 1485
Petersen, Velda. Oral History Interview, 7 October and 5 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1485. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.
The Velda Petersen collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Petersen and Beth Swanson during the autumn of 1986. In the interview, Petersen, a veteran teacher with over thirty years of experience in education, discussed the changes and continuities she experienced. She noted the frustrations and rewards associated with her profession, expectations amongst teachers, teacher organizations, student/parent relationships, and the effect of an economic depression within the rural economy upon her role as an educator.
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.
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.
Petersen, Velda. Oral History Interview, 7 October and 5 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1485, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Velda Petersen donated this collection in November 1986.
Beth E. Swanson 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 Velda Petersen available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Petersen, Velda, interviewee.
Swanson, Beth E., interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota--Sherburn-Dunnell School District.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1485
Oral History Interview, Cassette, 7 October and 5 November 1986
Transcript, 7 October and 5 November 1986