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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991. Oral History Interview, 1 and 7 November 1986.
MSU Archives Collection 1494
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991. Oral History Interview, 1 and 7 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1494. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.
The Harold Kalberg collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Kalberg and Gary Pearson during the autumn of 1986. In the interview, Kalberg, a high school science teacher in Ortonville, Minnesota from 1931 through 1972, discussed the areas of change and continuity that occurred during his career. Kalberg believed that teachers were no longer scrutinized by community members and that students cared less about learning then when he began teaching. Furthermore, Kalberg noted that the United States traditionally trailed behind European nations in the teaching of science and math. Kalberg believed that teachers needed to correct the tests of students so as to keep educators informed about student comprehension.
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.
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991. Oral History Interview, 1 and 7 November 1986. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1494, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Harold Kalberg donated this collection in November 1986.
Gary L. Pearson transcribed the interview in November 1986. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in January 2003.
It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Gary Pearson available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991, interviewee.
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991--Interviews.
Pearson, Gary L., interviewer.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1494
Oral History Interview, Cassette, 1 and 7 November 1986
Transcript, 1 and 7 November 1986