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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Johnson, Brian, 1979-. Oral History Interview, 2007.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Johnson, Brian, 1979-. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1754

Johnson, Brian, 1979-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1754. 2 folders.


The Brian Johnson collection consists of a biographical form and an audio CD and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Johnson and Jamie Ta in October 2007. Johnson attended Minnesota State University, Mankato from 2003-2007. In this interview, Johnson talks about why he chose Minnesota State Mankato, where he has worked while attending school, why he chose his major, his favorite professors, being a non-traditional student, being part of College Democrats, campus memories, academic career and program, time as an exchange student, writing for the Reporter, and plans after graduation.

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:

Brian Johnson was born Dec. 24, 1979, in Mankato, Minnesota. He graduated from Mankato East High School in Mankato, Minnesota in January 1999. He then lived in Minneapolis, Minn. and Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo., where he worked full-time and played in a band. Johnson then attended Minnesota State Mankato where he majored in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism and minored in speech communication. Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor) December 2007 with a degree from the Department of Communications.


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:

Johnson, Brian, 1979-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1754, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Brian Johnson donated this collection on Oct. 18, 2007.

Processed By:

An archives student worker processed this collection in Spring 2012.
Mee Xiong updated the finding aid April 2016.
Adam Smith updated the collection in October 2018.

Related Collections:

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

LCSH Subject Headings:

Johnson, Brian, 1979-, interviewee.
Johnson, Brian, 1979---Interviews.
Ta, Jamie, interviewer.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1754



Biographical information, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 2007