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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tacheny, Christine G. (Schneider), 1920- Oral History Interview and Collection, 2004

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Tacheny, Christine G. (Schneider), 1920-. Oral History Interview, 2004.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1718

Tacheny, Christine G. (Schneider), 1920-. Oral History Interview and Collection, 2004. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1718. 2 folders and 1 audiocassette.


The Tacheny collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Tacheny and Grace Mlady in 2004. In this interview, Tacheny talks about her service in the United States Army Nurse Corp during World War II. Christine served in France and Germany during the War. She was in the war from 1944 until 1946. The interview also includes descriptions of her life in Mankato, Minnesota following the war, including her work as a nurse. Also in the collection are copies of photographs from her time in service as well as a brief timeline of her time in 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:

Christine G. (nee Schneider) Tacheny was born in San Juan, Texas on June 30, 1920. Christine served in the United States Army Nurse Corps in the 180 General Hospital during World War II. Christine served in France and Germany. Her highest rank during service was 1st Lieutenant. Christine now resides in Mankato, MN.


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:

Tacheny, Christine G. (Schneider), 1920-. Oral History Interview and Collection, undated - 2004. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1718, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Christine G. Tacheny donated this collection on February 18, 2004.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2004.
Andy Cole processed this collection in September 2009.

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 Christine Tacheny available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Tacheny, Christine, 1920, interviewee.
Tacheny, Christine, 1920--Interviews.
Mlady, Grace, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Women veterans.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1718



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2004



Transcript, 2004



Photographs and timeline, undated – 2004