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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985.
MSU Archives Collection 1503
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1503. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.
The Mabel Compart collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview between Compart and Cynthia Torkelson during November 1985. In the interview, Compart discussed her experiences as a rural school teacher that began around 1930. From the mid-1940s through the early-1980s, Compart worked as an elementary teacher and later as a middle school teacher in St. James, Minnesota. After retiring from her duties as a regular classroom teacher, Compart began working with illiterate adults to help them learn to read and write during the mid-1980s. Compart devoted her entire life to educating others, and as a result, she had no close family and avoided community activities.
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.
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1503, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Mabel E. Compart donated this collection in November 1985.
Cynthia A. Torkelson transcribed the interview in November 1985. 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 Mabel Compart available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991, interviewee.
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991--Interviews.
Torkelson, Cynthia A., interviewer.
Adult education--Minnesota--St. James.
Educational change--Minnesota--St. James.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1503
Oral History Interview, Cassette, 4 November 1985
Transcript, 4 November 1985