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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Parks, Sandra F., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2006

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Parks, Sandra F., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2006.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1740

Parks, Sandra F., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2006. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1740. 2 folders, 1 audiocassette tape, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


The Sandra F. Parks collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, a transcript, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Parks and Marsha Danielson in November 2006. In this interview, Parks talks about her family, her experience as a student at Mankato State College, and her experience as a library faculty member at Minnesota State University.

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:

Sandra F. Parks was born September 16, 1934 near Corning, Iowa. She graduated high school in Cleghorn, Iowa in 1952. She moved to Mankato in 1966 when her husband, Richard Mitchell, became a faculty member at Mankato State University. She completed three degrees from Mankato State College: an elementary education undergraduate degree, a master’s degree through the College of Education with an emphasis on library, and a specialist degree also through the College of Education. Parks began working in the Mankato State College library in 1974 and retired June 1996. She married Richard Mitchell in 1954 and they have two children. Their daughter, Kathryn Woyda, attended Wilson Campus School and Mankato State University. Parks married James Parks in 2002.


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:

Parks, Sandra F., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2006. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1740, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Sandra F. Parks donated this collection on November 7, 2006.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in January 2016. Lydia Andu transcribed the interview in February 2017. Mee Xiong made additions to the collection in May 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:

Parks, Sandra F., 1934-, interviewee.
Parks, Sandra F., 1934---Interviews.
Danielson, Marsha, interviewer.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Mankato State University.
Mankato State College.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1740



Biographical information and interview outline, 2006



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2006



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 2006


Oral History Interview, Transcript, 2006