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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cansler, Gleamon, 1921- Oral History Interview and Collection, 2005

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Cansler, Gleamon, 1921-. Oral History Interview, 2005.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1723

Cansler, Gleamon Merf, 1921-. Oral History Interview, 2005 SMHC Manuscript Collection 1723. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Cansler collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Gleamon Merf Cansler and Mickey Thao in 2005. In this interview, Cansler talks about his time spent in the United States Army Air Corp Reserve Cadet Program and his time in the Air Force in World War II.

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:

Gleamon Merf Cansler was born in Dallas County, Missouri in 1921. Gleamon served in the United States Army Air Corp Reserve Cadet Program, and also in the Air Force during World War II. Gleamon enlisted in 1942 and served until 1946. He was stationed in San Diego, California. Following his discharge from the service, Cansler took advantage of the GI Bill and pursued a college education. Cansler worked as a Psychology professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Cansler is a resident of 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:

Cansler, Gleamon Merf, 1921-. Oral History Interview or Collection, 2005 - SMHC Manuscript Collection 1723, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Gleamon Cansler donated this collection on April 22, 2005.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2005.
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 Gleamon Cansler available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Cansler, Gleamon Merf, 2005, interviewee.
Cnalser, Glemaon Merf, 2005--Interviews.
Thao, Mickey, interviewer.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Air Force.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1723



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2005



Transcript, 2005