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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Meek-Thue, Barbara J, 1966- Oral History Interview, 2002

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Meek-Thue, Barbara J., 1966-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1713

Meek-Thue, Barbara J., 1966-. Oral History Interview, 2002. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1713. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


This collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Barbara Meek-Thue and Kellian Clink in June 2002. Meek-Thue served in the United States Air Force before and during Operation Desert Storm. She discusses her training and experiences as a medical technician during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Meek-Thue was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB and left the Air Force in 1991 as an E-4.

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:

Barbara J. Meek-Thue was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1966. She enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1985 at the age of 19. She served for two years then left to get some schooling. In 1987 she returned to the military when she became part of the active duty Air Force. She was on active duty for four years, serving as a medical technician at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. In 1991 she left the Air Force at the rank of E-4. Meek-Thue returned to Sioux Falls, SD for schooling. She is currently a nurse practitioner 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:

Meek-Thue, Barbara J., 1967- . Oral History Interview, 2002, SMHC Manuscript Collection 1713, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Barbara J. Meek-Thue donated this collection on June 4, 2002.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2003. Daardi Sizemore processed this collection in June 2004.

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 Barbara J. Meek-Thue available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Meek-Thue, Barbara J., 1967-, interviewee.
Meek-Thue, Barbara J., 1967- --Interviews.
Clink, Kellian, interviewer.
Persian Gulf War, 1991.
United States. Air Force.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1713



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2002



Transcript, 2002