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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Harrison, Ellen D, 1927- Oral History Interview, 2003

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Harrison, Ellen D., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 2003.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1693

Harrison, Ellen D., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1693. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Ellen D. Harrison collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Harrison and Daardi Sizemore in 2003. It is a short interview with Harrison talking about the Cadet Nurses Corp. and the schooling she had to go through. Harrison joined the Cadet Nurses Corps in 1945, but did not serve in the military.

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:

Ellen D. Harrison was born in Emmons, Minnesota in 1927. She grew up in Albert Lea, Minnesota and in 1945 joined the Cadet Nurses Corps. She attended intense summer courses at St. Olaf and then finished her schooling at Fairview School of Nursing in Minneapolis. Harrison joined with the intention of serving in the military but by the time her schooling was done, the war was over. Harrison worked as a nurse for 45 years, married, and is living in Albert Lea, Minnesota today.


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:

Harrison, Ellen D., 1927-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1693, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Ellen D. Harrison donated this collection October 2003.

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 Ellen D. Harrison available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Harrison, Ellen D., 1927-, interviewee.
Harrison, Ellen D., 1927---Interviews.
Sizemore, Daardi, interviewer.
United States. Cadet Nurse Corps
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1693



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003



Transcript, 2003