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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Krause, Raymond (Ray) M., 1903 - 1994. Oral History Interview, 1975.
MSU Archives Collection 202

Krause, Raymond (Ray) M., 1903 - 1994. Oral History Interview, 1975. SMHC Manuscript Collection 202. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Raymond (Ray) M. Krause collection contains a cassette copy and a transcription of an oral history interview conducted between Betty Cords and Krause in the spring of 1975. In the interview, Krause discussed his career as a musician in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. He explained how he learned to play musical instruments around eight or nine years old and his jobs working in the pit orchestra at the Grand Theater in Mankato, and managing a tire shop. In addition, Krause briefly discussed his occupation as a photographer.

Biographical Note:

Raymond (Ray) M. Krause was born in Greenland, Wisconsin on 27 June 1903. He and his parents moved to Sherburn, Minnesota and from Sherburn to Mankato in 1913. During his adulthood, he supported himself and his family by working as a photographer and musician. Krause married Maybelle Olson on 18 August 1928, and eventually, the couple had two daughters. Krause died in 1994.


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Collection Citation:

Krause, Raymond (Ray) M., 1903 - 1994. Oral History Interview, 1975. SMHC Manuscript Collection 202, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

The MSU Archives staff processed this collection. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that the original recording of Raymond (Ray) M. Krause is available at the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato, Minnesota.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Krause, Raymond (Ray) M., 1903 - 1994.
Oral History.
Mankato (Minn.)--History.
Grand Theater--Mankato (Minn.)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 202



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 1975



Transcript, 1975