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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

McCarthy, Jean J Oral History Interview, 28 October 1983

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
McCarthy, Jean J., 1929-2012 Oral History Interview, 28 October 1983.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1491

McCarthy, Jean J., 1929-1912. Oral History Interview, 28 October 1983. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1491. 1 folder, 1 audiocassette tape, and a CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Jean McCarthy collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between McCarthy and Norma McCarthy during the autumn of 1983. In the interview, Jean McCarthy, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota from 1962 through 1983, discussed the reorganization of Mankato State College in the early 1960s. He explained how and why the school shifted from being an institution devoted to the training of educators to becoming a college concerned with interdisciplinary programs and content specialties.

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.

Collection Citation:

McCarthy, Jean J., 1929-2012. Oral History Interview, 28 October 1983. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1491, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Jean McCarthy donated this collection in October 1983.

Processed By:

Norma McCarthy transcribed the interview in October 1983. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in January 2003. Mee Xiong made additions to the collection in June 2017.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Jean J. McCarthy available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

McCarthy, Jean J., 1929-2012, interviewee.
McCarthy, Jean J., 1929-2012--Interviews.
McCarthy, Norma L., interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota--Mankato.
College teachers--Minnesota--Interviews.
Teachers colleges--Minnesota--Mankato.
Mankato State College.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1491



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 28 October 1983



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 28 October 1983



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 28 October 1983