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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Oral History Interviews and Collection, 2015.

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/archives/fa/smhc/smhc251.html

Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Oral History Interviews and Collection, 2015.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 251



Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Oral History Interviews and Collection, 2015. SMHC Manuscript Collection 251. 1 Hollinger box, 1 half Hollinger box, and 1 oversized folder.

Abstract:

The Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Oral History Interviews and Collection consists of interviewee biographical forms and digital oral histories conducted between University Archives staff and Minnesota Vikings’ fans; past Viking players; community partners; and Minnesota State University employees, July 2015 through August 2015.

Other material in this collection include: signed Vikings Alumni cards by former Vikings players Dave Osborn and John Swain, a signed John Swain photograph, publications related to the 2015 Vikings Training Camp, and newspaper articles covering the Blue Earth County Historical Society’s special opening for the Celebrating 50 Years of Vikings Training Camp: A Mankato Tradition exhibit.

This oral history interview project 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.

Historical Note

1966 marked the first Minnesota Vikings Training Camp at Mankato State College. Bemidji hosted Training Camp from 1961-1965 and Training Camp moved to Mankato according to the Vikings because of the exposure to the populous southern part of the state and the excellent facilities at Mankato State College.

Training Camp in Mankato is a community event. Partnerships with Mankato area businesses, Greater Mankato Growth, the Cities of Mankato and North Mankato, Minnesota State University, Mankato have helped grow and sustain the camp through the years. The first day of camp in July 1966 had approximately 300 people in attendance. Today, 50,000-60,000 attend Training Camp each year. The estimated economic impact to the Greater Mankato community is over $5 million.

The University Archives partnered with the Blue Earth County Historical Society to collect and present the 50 year history of Vikings Training Camp in Mankato during the summer of 2015.

Scope and Content:

The Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Oral History Interviews and Collection consists of interviewee biographical forms and digital oral histories conducted between University Archives staff and Minnesota Vikings’ fans; past Viking players; community partners; and Minnesota State University employees, July 2015 through August 2015.

Most of the collection consists of digital video oral histories available for viewing on ARCH: University Archives Digital Collection website (http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/). Vikings Training Camp 50th anniversary memorabilia and newspaper articles are included in the collection.

Restrictions:

There are some 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, bearing in mind that restricted materials may not always be clearly marked. The University Archives assumes no responsibility for the misuse of sensitive materials by researchers.

Collection Citation:

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Oral History Interviews and Collection, 2015. SMHC Manuscript Collection 251, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

University Archives staff conducted the interviews and collected the materials in this collection.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in December 2015. Mee Xiong made additions to this collection in June 2017.

Related Collections:

Visit the Tell Your MSU Story website for a list of all interviews completed as part of this project. http://lib.mnsu.edu/archives/oralh/msustory.html.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Minnesota Vikings (Football team).
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 251 Box   Folder
Alan Page, Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2015 2 35
Biographical information, 2015 [RESTRICTED] 1  
Biographical information, 2015 [RESTRICTED] 2  
Cards, Vikings Alumni Dave Osborn and John Swain, 2015 2 36
Evan Rusch, Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2015 2 35
Flyer, Celebrating 50 Years of Vikings Training Camp exhibit, 2015 (3) 1 1
Jamie Dalbey, Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2015 2 35
Newspaper articles, 2015 2 37
Pam Hodapp Schreiner and Debra Hodapp, Oral History Interview, CD, 2015 2 35
Photo CD, Vikings Training Camp project, 2015 1 2
Photograph, John Swain, 2015 2 36
Playbook, Vikings Training Camp 2015 (2) 1 3
Poster, Minnesota Vikings 50 Seasons, 2015 (2) Map 1
Share Your Vikings Training Camp Story foam board, signed by Phil Loadholt #71, 2015 Map 1

 

Oral History Videos List
Interviewees URLs Box Folder
Aaron Hoffman and Justin Leonard http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42889 1 4, 5
Aaron Root http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43553 1 6
Aaron Scholtee http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43876 1 7
Abdulban Ali and Ahmed Mohamud http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42892 1 8, 9
Adam Murphy http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43325 1 10
Al Aspengred http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43867 1 11
Al Knaack http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43605 1 12
Al VanCoulter, Lora VanCoulter, and children http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43845 1 13, 14
Alan Page http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A39953
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40392
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A39955
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A39954
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A56840
1 15
Alan Riste http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42497 1 16
Alex Mord http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43611 1 17
Amanda Cox http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42362 1 18
Andy Haack http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43858 1 19
Armin Krienke http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43268 1 20
Avery Patterson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43856 1 21
Bill Keech http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42608
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43850
1 22
Brad Andrews http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43267 1 23
Brady Mettel and Bob McQuiston http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A45079 1 24
Brian Alwin http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42633 1 25
Brian Christensen and Thomas Christensen http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43881 1 26
Brian Springer and Charlie Springer http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43870 1 27
Brian Underhill http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43501 1 28
Brian and Mitchell Becker http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43497 1 29
Bruce Leiverman http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43264 1 30
Bryan DeGabriele http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42606 1 31
Calvin Smith http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43880 1 32
Celeste Wiederholt, Chad Wiederholt, and children http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43851 1 33, 34
Chad Hill and Becky Hill http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42774 1 35, 36
Chad Smith and Cassie Johnson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43860 1 37, 38
Chad and Nikki Kollasch http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43446 1 39
Christopher Yang http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43878 1 40
Cody Blair http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42492 1 41
Cody Ptacek http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42890 1 42
Connor Weber http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42195 1 43
Dakon Bergquist http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42487 1 44
Dale Henchen http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43554 1 45
Darrel Schulte http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43843 1 46
Dave Johnson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40900 1 47
Dave Osborn #41 - 1965-1976 Minnesota Vikings Running Back http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40774 1 48
David Michaelson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42082 1 49
Dean Bowyer http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40781
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40786
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40783
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40785
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A56839
1 50
Derek Johnston and Susan Mackey http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42886 1 51, 52
Diane Hennen http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42499 1 53
Don Cates http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42495 1 54
Dorine Smith and Isaiah Smith http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43612 1 55
Elizabeth Bosiacki http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43610 1 56
Eric Paul http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42607 1 57
Eric Thulander http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42888 1 58
Evan Rusch http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40577
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40578
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40579
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A56918
1 59
Evie Oleson and Shane Everett http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42887 1 60, 61
Gabbie Fumia http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43263 1 62
Gary Etter and Kristina Etter http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42251 1 63, 64
Gary Kretsch http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43324 1 65
Gavin Caswell, Collin Caswell, Carson Gellerman, Calen McLearen, and Kevin Daily http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43872 1 66
Gerald Provost http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43873 1 67
Greg LaFriniere http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42609 1 68
Jacob Galema and Sam Galema http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43865 1 69, 70
James Carner http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42085 1 71
Jamie Dalbey http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40393
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40394
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A56917
1 72
Jan Stavenau, John Stavenau, Rikki Drewilz, and children http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42637 1 73, 74, 75
Jason Michel, Carter Michel, and Ty Neils http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A48662 1 76
Jeanne Kreger http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43266 1 77
Jeff "Stunt Monkey" Lang http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43261 1 78
Jeremy Hatlevig and Dylan Hatlevig http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43863 1 79
Jeremy Hilden and Ryan Hilden http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43864 1 80
Jessica and Mark Heirigs http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43606 1 81, 82
Joe DeLaCruz http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43323 1 83
John Bonach http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43270 1 84
John Swain #29- 1981-1985 Defensive Back Minnesota Vikings http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40779 1 85
Johnson Lee http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A47517 1 86
Jon Oien http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43498 1 87
Jordan and Justin Gedde, Krasten Foster, and Kari Fiore http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43847 1 88, 89
Josh Goldschmidt http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43862 1 90
Josh Smith and Lindsay Anderson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42635 1 91, 92
Judd Schultz http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42610 1 93
Juliet Langsjoen, Gabe Norton, and Lydia Norton http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43262 1 94
Kathy Keech http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43839 1 95
Kevin Patton http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43871 1 96
Kyle West http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42835 1 97
Lisa Simon and Irie Hansen http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43841 1 98
Logan Barr http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43607 1 99
Lori and Mark Milligan http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42489 1 100, 101
Macucu Grimes http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42502 1 102
Maria Gonzalez http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43265 1 103
Mark Anderson and Zackary Anderson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42834 1 104
Martha Siravo and Greg Siravo http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43272 1 105, 106
Mary Gilbert http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43874 1 107
Matt Germsched, Henry Germsched, and Claire Germsched http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43852 1 108
Matt and Korben McBride http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43444 1 109
Med Kamara http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42501 1 110
Michael Connor, Tisha Connor, and Cullen Connor http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43877 1 111, 112
Michael Cummings and Darcie Cummings http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42259 1 113, 114
Nate Sotebeer http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43859 1 115
Nate Voigt http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43849 1 116
Nate and Kane Halverson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43608 1 117
Nathan Shult http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42891 1 118
Noor Al-Tamimi and Alex Shankmar http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43869 1 119, 120
Pam Hodapp Schreiner and Debra Hodapp http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A47772 1 121, 122
Paul Acbers and Isaak Humphrey http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A45123 1 123
Paul Johnson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43500 1 124
Ramon Thompson and Amara Thompson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43854 1 125
Randy Dehiner http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43861 1 126
Rick Childs http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40784
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42638
1 127
Riley Klaus http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43842 2 1
Robert Callahan http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43552 2 2
Robert Ruble and Eli Dechamps http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43609 2 3
Rogelio Baez http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43857 2 4
Ryan Johnson and Angela Johnson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43853 2 5
Sam and Adam Root http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43210 2 6
Sean Tolefree, Nia Tolefree, Simone Tolefree, and Navaeh Tolefree http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43879 2 7
Shane Bowyer http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40902
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40923
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40924
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A40946
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A41004
http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A56919
2 8
Shawn Johnson, Rhonda Tveitbakk, Jerry Tveitbakk, Ethan Johnson and Jared Tveitbakk http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43848 2 9, 10, 11, 12
Sherry Smith, Lane Mclain, and Kathy Seely http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43840 2 13, 14
Spencer Brody http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42830 2 15
Spencer Westlie and Jordan Westlie http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42833 2 16
Steven Thielges http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43269 2 17
Terri Lahni Solem and children http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42088 2 18
Thomas Hatton http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43844 2 19
Thomas Larscheid http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42634 2 20
Tommy Anderson, Jan Anderson, Jonah Wehr, Iyzaya Gill, Collin Peterson, and Anthony Provinzino http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A45992 2 21
Tommy Smith, Tyler Smith, Treydan Smith, and Logan Nygaard http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A45121 2 22
Tony Giese http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43855 2 23
Tony Jimenez Jr. and Sally Haag http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42256 2 24, 25
Travis Johnson and Kobe Schroeder http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42504 2 26
Tyler Kelm http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42503 2 27
Tyler Meyer http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42083 2 28
Tyler Peterson http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42828 2 29
Vikings Cheerleader Melissa http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A45734 2 30
Walker and Warren Ritter http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43271 2 31
Will Kleidon http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A42636 2 32
Yazzie Altaher and Anna English http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A43875 2 33, 34
Vikings Training Camp Oral History Project at Minnesota State University, Mankato: Behind the Scenes http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A48529