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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Henrichs, Bette, 1925- Oral History Interview, 2003

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Henrichs, Bette, 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2003.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1694

Henrichs, Bette, 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1694. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Bette Henrichs collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Henrichs and Daardi Sizemore in 2003. In this short interview, Henrichs talks about her schooling experience and her life working as a nurse at the Wilson Plant in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She also talks about joining the Cadet Nursing Program near the end of World War II.

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:

Bette Henrichs was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1925. Raised as an only child, Henrichs always wanted to be a nurse. Following high school, joined the nursing program at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1943-1946. Eventually she followed her friends and joined the Cadet Program for about a year. She then went for additional schooling at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she went back to Albert Lea, got married and still lives there today. She worked at the Wilson Plant for 28 years as an Occupational Health Nurse.


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:

Henrichs, Bette, 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1694, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Bette Henrichs donated this collection in 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 Bette Henrichs available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Henrichs, Bette, 1925-, interviewee.
Henrichs, Bette, 1925---Interviews.
Sizemore, Daardi, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
Wilson & Company, Albert Lea, Minnesota.
United States. Cadet Nurse Corps
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1694



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003



Transcript, 2003



Photographs, 2003