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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Enright, Deanna F Oral History Interview, 16 and 18 November 1985

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Enright, Deanna F. Oral History Interview, 16 and 18 November 1985.
MSU Archives Collection 1501

Enright, Deanna F. Oral History Interview, 16 and 18 November 1985. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1501. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Deanna Enright collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Enright and Wayne A. Lamon during November 1985. In the interview, Enright, an elementary school teacher since the early 1970s who primarily taught in Rapidan, Minnesota and for a couple years during the early 1980s at a Department of Defense Dependent School in Germany, discussed the negative and positive aspects involved with teaching along with her expectations of administrators, fellow teachers, parents, and students. Additionally, Enright talked about the evolution of teacher contracts, curriculum changes concerning technology, the roles of politicians and professors in defining the curricula of elementary schools, and the stresses associated with her professional avocation.

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:

Enright, Deanna F. Oral History Interview, 16 and 18 November 1985. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1501, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Deanna F. Enright donated this collection in November 1985.

Processed By:

Wayne A. Lamon transcribed the interview in November 1985. Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in January 2003.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Deanna Enright available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Enright, Deanna F., interviewee.
Enright, Deanna F.--Interviews.
Lamon, Wayne A., interviewer.
Educational change--Minnesota.
Teachers, Foreign--Employment.
Curriculum enrichment--Minnesota.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1501



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 16 and 18 November 1985



Transcript, 16 and 18 November 1985