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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Larson, Carol, 1960- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Larson, Carol, 1960-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1697

Larson, Carol, 1960-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1697. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Carol Larson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Larson and Daardi Sizemore in 2002. Larson served in the Air Force form 1979-1981 but did not serve during war time. She talks about her basic training experience and life on the Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska.

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:

Carol Larson was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1960. Larson was living in Albert Lea, Minnesota when she enlisted into the Air Force in 1979, a year after graduating high school. After Basic Training, she was sent to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1980, she had a daughter and found out they wanted to send her to Germany for 3 years. In 1981, Larson got out of the service a little early with an honorable discharge. She came back to Minnesota and went back to school to become an LPN. Today she lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota, works as a nurse, is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 2.


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:

Larson, Carol, 1960-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1697, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Carol Larson donated this collection in June 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 Carol Larson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Larson, Carol, 1960-, interviewee.
Larson, Carol, 1960---Interviews.
Sizemore, Daardi, interviewer.
United States. Air Force.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1697



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002