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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Brown, Arline, 1924-. Oral History Interview, 1 November 1980

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Brown, Arline, 1924-. Oral History Interview, 1 November 1980.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1651

Brown, Arline, 1924-. Oral History Interview, 1 November 1980. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1651. 1 folder, 1 audiocassette tape, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Arline Brown collection consists of one audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, a transcript, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Brown and Phyllis M. Wisen on 1 November 1980. Brown was a faculty member at Mankato State University and taught Economics from 1957 to 1977. This interview deals with Brown’s perceptions of Mankato State University during the years she taught there including, but not limited to, issues concerning female faculty members and the growth of the Economics Department.

Biographical Note:

Arline Brown graduated with a master’s degree from Iowa State University in Economics and went on to teach at Colorado State College in Fort Collins. She came to Mankato State College in 1957 and taught Economics until her retirement in 1977. During her tenure at Mankato State College she also held the position of director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and was a Mankato City councilwoman.

Information was gathered from the interview and articles in the Reporter and the Mankato Free Press.


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:

Brown, Arline, 1924-. Oral History Interview, 1 November 1980. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1651, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Arline Brown donated this collection on 1 November 1980.

Processed By:

Zua Her transcribed the interview in November 2014. Mee Xiong processed this collection in March 2017.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Arline Brown elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Brown, Arline, 1924-, interviewee.
Brown, Arline, 1924--Interviews.
Wisen, Phyllis M., interviewer.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State University.
Oral History.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Women college teachers.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1651



Biographical information and interview outline, 1 November 1980



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 1 November 1980



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 1 November 1980



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 1 November 1980