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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Lukecart, Marjorie J, 1924- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1699

Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1699. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Marjorie J. Lukecart collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Lukecart and Daardi Sizemore in 2002. Lukecart served in the United States Navy WAVES during World War II. She talks about life in the Navy and her experiences at the naval hospital at St. Albans in Long Island, New York. Lukecart achieved Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class.

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:

Marjorie J. Lukecart was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1924. While attending school at the University of Minnesota, she enlisted into the Navy and dropped out of school. She attended Boot Camp at Hunter College in New York and served at the U.S. Naval Hospital at St. Albans in Long Island, New York. While she was there, she married a man she went to high school with. In December 1945, after 20-21 months, she got out of the service and returned to Albert Lea, Minnesota with her husband. Lukecart went back to college at Mankato, where she received her Master's degree and six-year specialist in Education. She taught school for 16 years and then moved to Special Education Administration where she worked for 14 years. Lukecart currently lives in Albert Lea and belongs to the Women Veteran's of Freeborn County.


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:

Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1699, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Marjorie J. Lukecart donated this collection 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 Marjorie J. Lukecart available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924-, interviewee.
Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924---Interviews.
Sizemore, Daardi, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Navy.
United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1699



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002