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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curry, Alice L, Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Curry, Alice L., Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1690

Curry, Alice L., Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1690. 2 folders and 1 audiocassette.


The Alice L. Curry collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Curry and Kellian Clink in 2002. Curry served in the Army and Army Nurse Corp during World War II and the Korean War. She talks about life in the Army, serving as a Registered Nurse and living in England. Curry also talks about meeting her husband and the troubles they went though to stay together during her time in the Army.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Biographical Note:

Alice Curry was born in New Richland, Minnesota. While living in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Curry enlisted into the Army and was called to duty January 5, 1944. Prior to enlistment Curry was a Registered Nurse and was able to continue that work in the service. After training, Curry was assigned overseas in England. When she returned to the United States, she was transferred to several different states. While in Arkansas, she met a military man and was married. She followed him around the world for several years and after the Korean War eventually settled in Albert Lea, Minnesota. In all, Curry served 10 1/2 years in the Army until 1981 when she retired.


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:

Curry, Alice L., Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1690, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Alice L. Curry donated this collection in January 2002.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2003. Brittney Andringa processed this collection in November 2003.

Related Collections:

A copy of this oral history interview is also available from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Information is available on the National Registry of Service website for the national Veterans History Project. It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Alice L. Curry available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Curry, Alice L., interviewee.
Curry, Alice L.--Interviews.
Clink, Kellian, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
United States. Army.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1690



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002



Photograph, 2002