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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Engen, David, 1968-. Oral History Interview, 2007.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Engen, David, 1968-. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1756

Engen, David, 1968-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1756. 2 folders.


The David Engen collection consists of a biographical form and an audio CD and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Engen and Jennifer Real in October 2007. Engen attended Minnesota State University, Mankato from 1988-1990. In this interview, Engen talks about his decisions to attend college and graduate school, his experiences as a student and as a faculty member at Minnesota State Mankato, and faculty members that stand out.

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:

David Engen was born June 4, 1968, in Fridley, Minnesota. Engen graduated from high school and then attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College. He then attended Mankato State University from 1988 to 1990 where he majored in speech communication and business administration and was a member of the forensics team. After graduation, Engen entered the workforce for a short while and then attended Auburn University and received a master’s degree in 1992. Engen finished his education at Bowling Green State University where he received his doctorate degree in 1995. Engen has taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 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:

Engen, David, 1968-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1756, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


David Engen donated this collection on October 16, 2007.

Processed By:

An archives student worker processed this collection in Spring 2012.
Mee Xiong updated the finding aid May 2016.
Adam Smith updated the collection guide 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:

Engen, David, 1968-, interviewee.
Engen, David, 1968---Interviews.
Real, Jennifer, interviewer.
Mankato State University.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1756



Biographical information, 2007



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 2007