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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Olson, Judith A, 1947- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Olson, Judith A., 1947-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1702

Olson, Judith A., 1947-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1702. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Judith A. Olson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Olson and Kellian Clink in 2002. Olson served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. She talks about her basic training, her time in the service and the people she met. She worked as a dental technician and received the rank of E-3.

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:

Judith A. Olson was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1947. Following high school she took her fathers advice and joined the United States Navy in 1966. Olson attended basic training in Bainbridge, Maryland and was then sent to San Diego, California to start her schooling to become a dental technician. After her schooling, Olson was assigned to stay at the Navel Training Center in the Oral Surgery Department. After 3 years in the service, Olson got out in February 1969. After the service, she worked as a Dental Assistant for 8 years, had children, one who is in the Air Force. She now lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota and works at a bank.


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:

Olson, Judith A., 1947-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1702, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Judith A. Olson 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 Judith A. Olson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Olson, Judith, 1947-, interviewee.
Olson, Judith, 1947---Interviews.
Clink, Kellian, interviewer.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
United States. Navy.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1702



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002