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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mulford, Oliver J., 1925-. Oral History Interview and Collection, undated - 2003.
MSU Archives Collection 1715



Mulford, Oliver J., 1925-. Oral History Interview and Collection, undated - 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1715. 2 folders and 2 audiocassettes.

Abstract:

This collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Oliver J. Mulford and Kellian Clink in October 2003. Mulford served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He served in the Pacific in Radar Countermeasures. He was part of the 680th Bomb Squadron-504 Bomb Group (VH). Mulford discusses his training, life on Tinian, as well as the B-29, B-29 super-fortress and flight operations. The collection also includes photographs from his 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:

Oliver J. Mulford was born in Newburg, Iowa. In 1943, soon after his high school graduation, he enlisted in the Air Corp. After basic training he was sent to radio and radar mechanics school. His specialty was radar countermeasures. Mulford served in the Pacific as part of the 680th Bomb Squadron-504 Bomb Group (VH) and was stationed on Tinian, Marianna Islands. He served there until the end of the war. Upon his return to the United States he took advantage of the GI Bill and went to college at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He later pursued a Masters and PhD. Mulford married and became a Professor of Management at Minnesota State University, Mankato, from were he is now an emeriti professor.

Restrictions:

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:

Mulford, Oliver J., 1925-. Oral History Interview and Collection, undated - 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1715, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Oliver J. Mulford donated this collection on October 30, 2003.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2004. 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 Oliver J. Mulford available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mulford, Oliver J., 1925-, interviewee.
Mulford, Oliver J., 1925---Interviews.
Clink, Kellian, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Army. Air Corps.
United States. Air Force.
Veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1715

Box

Folder

Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2004, Tape 1

Cassette

 

Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2004, Tape 2

Cassette

 

Transcript, 2003

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1

Photographs, undated

1

2