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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Johannsen, Patricia J, 1945- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Johannsen, Patricia J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1695

Johannsen, Patricia J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1695. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Patricia J. Johannsen collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Johannsen and Daardi Sizemore in 2002. Johannsen served in the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War. She talks about her time in the military, working in the hospital and the friends she met. Johannsen also talks about photographs she took while in the service. These photographs are not part of the collection.

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:

Patricia J. Johannsen was born in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1945. She grew up in Albert Lea, Minnesota and while attending school in Rochester, Minnesota in 1966, enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps. She spent all her time in the service in Fort Hood Texas at the Darnell Army Hospital. While in the service, Johannsen met a military man and was married. In November 1968, Johannsen got out of the service and moved to California with her husband. They moved around for a while and in 1978 came back to Minnesota. Johannsen has two boys who are in the service; she is a member of the American Legion and the Women's Veteran's of Minnesota in Albert Lea, 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.

Collection Citation:

Johannsen, Patricia J., 1945-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1695, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Patricia J. Johannsen 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 Patricia J. Johannsen available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Johannsen, Patricia J., 1945-, interviewee.
Johannsen, Patricia J., 1945--Interviews.
Sizemore, Daardi, interviewer.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
United States. Army.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1695



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002