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Tiede, Clayton H., 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2007

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Tiede, Clayton H., 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2007.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 263

Tiede, Clayton H., 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 263. 2 folders.


The Clayton H. Tiede collection consists of an oral history interview conducted between Tiede and Marsha Danielson in April 2007. In this interview, Tiede talks about his family, his education, and his career at Mankato State University as a Music Department faculty member, assistant band director and marching band director from 1960 through 1990.

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.

Biographical Note:

Clayton Howard Tiede was born January 26, 1925 in Rochester, Minnesota. During high school he formed a band with friends and also played in a few professional bands in the area. After graduating from Rochester High School in 1943, Tiede went into the Navy for three years. He then worked as a musical instrument repairman before attending Rochester Junior College and then transferring to the University of Minnesota to complete a bachelor’s degree. He took a job as a band director in Rochester before heading back to the University of Minnesota to complete his master’s degree and doctoral degree. Tiede came to Mankato State College in 1960 where he taught music classes at Wilson Campus School and was assistant band director and eventually band director at the college. He was also active in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. Tiede retired from Mankato State University in 1990. He was married to Eunice (Evenson) Tiede and they have three children: Jane, William and James.

This information was compiled by the interview with Tiede and by his folder in the University Advancement collection, MSU ARC 200.


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:

Tiede, Clayton H., 1925-. Oral History Interview, 2007. SMHC Manuscript Collection 263, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Clayton H. Tiedge donated this collection in April 4, 2007.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection September 2017.

Related Collections:

Visit the Tell Your MSU Story website for a list of all interviews completed as part of this project.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Tiede, Clayton H., 1925-, interviewee.
Tiede, Clayton H., 1925--Interviews.
Danielson, Marsha, interviewer.
College teachers.
High school teachers.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State University.
Marching bands.
Music--Instruction and study.
Oral history.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 262



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 2007



Oral History Interview, Biographical information, 2007