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Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Russ, Lynn, 1935-. Oral History Interview, 2008.
MSU Archives Collection 1805

Russ, Lynn, 1935-. Oral History Interview, 2008. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1805. 2 folders and 1 audiofile.


The Lynn Russ collection consists of an audio recording, biographical form, and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Russ and Mark Sheehy in April 2008. Russ taught at Wilson Campus School from the 1960s through 1977. In this interview, Russ talks about sports at Wilson Campus School, the newly formed women's sports, what her daily life was like at Wilson and what she did after the school closed.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the Wilson Campus School Oral History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Biographical Note:

Lynette Russ was born November 7, 1935 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. After high school, Russ attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor's degree in physical education, health education and biology. She then came to Mankato State College to get her Master's degree. Russ began teaching at Mankato State College, until she was transferred to Wilson Campus School. While she was at Wilson, Russ was in charge of the girls intramurals and was the coach for girls athletics for inter-scholastics. After Wilson closed, Russ attended the University of Iowa for a certificate degree in administration. Russ currently lives in Mankato, Minnesota.


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:

Russ, Lynn, 1935-. Oral History Interview, 2008. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1805, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Lynn Russ donated this collection on April 22, 2008.

Processed By:

An archives student worker processed this collection in November 2011.

Related Collections:

Visit the Wilson Campus School Oral History Project website for a list of all interviews completed as part of this project.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Russ, Lynn--interviewee.
Russ, Lynn--Interviews.
Sheehy, Mark, interviewer.
Wilson Campus School.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1805



Oral History Interview, Audiofile, 2008



Transcript, 2011



Audio CD, 2008