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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1738

Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1738. 1 folder, 1 audiocassette tape, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Anita Jegeris Dittrich collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Dittrich and Marsha Danielson in January 2007. Dittrich graduated from Mankato State College with an undergraduate and graduate degrees and worked at the college for a number of years before retiring. In this interview, Dittrich talks about her experiences during World War II in Latvia and Germany, her family’s move to Minnesota and her time as a student and staff member at Mankato State College.

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.

Biographical Note:

Anita Jegeris was born September 11, 1934 in Riga, Latvia. As an infant her family moved to eastern Latvia where her parents taught German at a teachers’ school. During World War II, her grandmother, mother, younger brother and she left to Germany to escape the fighting. The family ended up in an American refugee camp run by the International Refugee Organization for 5 years. Through her mother’s connections, a professor at Gustavus Adolphus College was able to secure sponsorships for her family to move to Minnesota. Her mother remarried and moved to Mankato where Jergis graduated from high school. She went on to graduate from Mankato State Teachers College in 1957 where she worked for the Student Personnel office and President Crawford’s office before returning to Mankato State College in 1961 to pursue a graduate degree in guidance counseling. She was married for 21 years and has 4 children. At the time of the interview she was managing the program MSU for Seniors part-time.


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Collection Citation:

Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1738, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Anita J. Dittrich donated this collection on January 5, 2007.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in January 2016.

Related Collections:

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

LCSH Subject Headings:

Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-, interviewee.
Dittrich, Anita J., 1934---Interviews.
Danielson, Marsha, interviewer.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State Teachers College.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1738



Biographical information and interview outline, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 2007