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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Huntley, Mary I., 1940-. Oral History Interview, 2007

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Huntley, Mary I., 1940-. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1735

Huntley, Mary I., 1940-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1735. 1 folder, 2 audiocassette tapes, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Mary I. Huntley collection consists of two audiocassette tapes, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, a transcript, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Huntley and Marsha Danielson in January 2007. In this interview, Huntley talks about her family, her experience as a child of Mankato State Teachers College employees, her experience as a student at Mankato State College, and her experience as a faculty member at Minnesota State University. Kennes Huntley is an additional narrator in this oral history.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the Tell Your MSU Story Oral History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Biographical Note:

Mary Ione Hesla was born May 13, 1940 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. She graduated from Mankato High School and attended Mankato State Teachers College where both her parents were employed. She graduated with a nursing degree in 1962 and married Kennes Huntley that year. They moved to Duluth where Huntley worked as a registered nurse at Miller Hospital. They then moved to Iowa to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa at Iowa City where Huntley graduated with a degree in psychiatric mental health nursing in 1967. She became a part-time employee at Minnesota State College in 1968 and a faculty member in 1970. Huntley took a sabbatical to study for her PhD at Texas Womens University from 1986-1988. Her two children are both Mankato State University alumni.


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:

Huntley, Mary I., 1940-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1735, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Mary Huntley donated this collection on January 17, 2007.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in September 2015. Colby Yost transcribed the interview in December 2016. Mee Xiong made additions to the collection in February 2017. Reggie Domineck, Anne Stenzel, and Mee Xiong made additions to the collection in June 2017.

Related Collections:

Visit the Tell Your MSU Story website for a list of all interviews completed as part of this project.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Huntley, Mary I., 1940-, interviewee.
Huntley, Mary I., 1940---Interviews.
Danielson, Marsha, interviewer.
Mankato State Teachers College.
Mankato State College.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1735



Biographical information and interview outline, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audiocassettes, 2007



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 2007