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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Keefe, Edward A., 1911 - 1999. Oral History Interview, 1979.
MSU Archives Collection 201

Keefe, Edward A., 1911 - 1999. Oral History Interview, 1979. SMHC Manuscript Collection 201. 1 folder and 2 audiocassettes.


The Edward A. Keefe collection contains an audiocassette recording and transcript of an interview conducted by Ronald M. Ginter with Keefe in the spring of 1979. In the interview, Keefe recalled his family's move from a farm into Owatonna and his teaching experiences in Magnolia, Little Falls, and Owatonna, Minnesota. Keefe discussed his teaching of industrial arts, social studies, and physical education along with athletics, discipline, economic conditions, and general recollections of school life between 1929 and 1941.

Biographical Note:

Edward A. Keefe was born on 25 December 1911 in Waltham, Minnesota. He attended public schools in Owatonna, Minnesota and graduated from Mankato Teachers College in 1938. After graduating, he taught for one year in Magnolia, Minnesota and for two years in Little Falls, Minnesota. In 1942, Keefe returned to Owatonna and remained educating students in the public school until he retired at the end of the 1975-1976 school year.


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Collection Citation:

Keefe, Edward A., 1911 - 1999. Oral History Interview, 1979. SMHC Manuscript Collection 201, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Edward A. Keefe donated this collection in April 1979.

Processed By:

Rick Smith processed this collection in September 1979. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Edward A. Keefe available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Keefe, Edward A., 1911 - 1999.
Oral History.
Mankato State Teachers College--Alumni.
Minnesota. Independent School District No. 669 (Magnolia).
Minnesota. Independent School District No. 428 (Little Falls).
Minnesota. Independent School District No. 761 (Owatonna).
Education and state--United States--History--20th century.
Public schools--United States--History--20th century.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 201



Oral History Interview, Cassette I, 1979



Oral History Interview, Cassette II, 1979



Transcript, 1979