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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peterson, Lois J, 1923- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Peterson, Lois J., 1923-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1706

Peterson, Lois J., 1923-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1706. 2 folders and 1 audiocassette.


The Lois J. Peterson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Peterson and Kellian Clink in 2002. Peterson served in the Marine Corps but did not serve during war time. In this short interview she talks a little about what she did as a mechanic and where she was during her time in the service.

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:

Lois J. Peterson was born in Waseca County in1923. In 1944, at the age of 22, she enlisted in to the Marine Corps. For basic training and her service time she was sent to North Carolina and became a mechanic. She states she was in for her duration plus six years. After getting out of the service she was a tax preparer to 25 years. She now lives 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:

Peterson, Lois J., 1923-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1706, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Lois J. Peterson 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 Lois J. Peterson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Peterson, Lois J., 1923-, interviewee.
Peterson, Lois J., 1923---Interviews.
Clink, Kellian, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Marine Corps.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1706



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002



Photograph, 2002