Minnesota Historical Society
Material compiled and photographed by James P. Leary as part of the Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Polka Project. The seven photographs were donated as part of the project. Collection includes images of individual and group portraits of polka musicians, dancers, and venues, including the Polish American Club at 1003 Arcade Street in Saint Paul
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
The interviewees discuss the role of and attitudes about women in the early decades of the 20th century. Topics discussed include social life, courting, marriage and relationships, birth, birth control, midwifery, sex education, child care and rearing, daily activities, jobs for women, Prohibition and the WCTU, and women's suffrage
Medical University of South Carolina Library
The collection consists of eleven individual interviews recorded on a digital audio recorder between June and August 2009. Topics include storm preparations, patient safety, and personal recollections of each participant's experiences including the days leading up to, and the weeks following, landfall
Minnesota Historical Society
The project consists of two sets of interviews with the island's residents. The first set, done in 1976, deals mostly with the history of the island and its community. The second set, done in 1985 as part of interviewer Carol Ryan's doctoral dissertation on the development and history of the summer community, examines why people returned to the island year after year and generation after generation, and looks at meanings that residents saw in the island. Star Island is a 1,163-acre island in Cass Lake, Minn. Most of the island is part of Chippewa National Forest, but since 1909 privately owned cabins have been built along the island's shoreline, primarily as summer residences
Minnesota Historical Society
Interviews document the development of the Blandin Foundation, founded by Blandin Paper Company founder Charles K. Blandin. The foundation began with a focus on the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area and grew over the years into a role supporting a variety of programs serving people throughout the state, who live outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. INTERVIEWEES: Henry Doerr, James C. Harris, and James R. Oppenheimer
Minnesota Historical Society
Eight interviews documenting the history of Graco Inc., founded in 1926 by Russell and Leil Gray in Minneapolis, Minn. It began with the development of a grease gun for use in automobile service stations and expanded to include equipment that could handle most fluid and semi-solid materials used in industry. Narrators discuss the company's products, growth and management, family involvement with the company, family relationships, and corporate philanthropy. INTERVIEWEES: Russell J. Gray, Lee D. Harness, Robert F. Hasse, Maynard B. Hasselquist, Barbara Gray Koch, David A. Koch, Charles F. Murphy, Claudia H. Wheaton. The project also includes one sound cassette of interviews with friends and associates of Russell Gray, recorded at the dedication of the Russell J. Gray Technical Center, Minneapolis in 1983
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Artists Oral History Project documents the work of selected artists, some of whose work is represented in the Art Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. Interviews focus on the factors that have influenced the artists' careers, their work and its evolution, and include comments on contemporaries, their training, and directions they expect to explore in the future. Individual interviews may also explore the events that have influenced the creation of specific pieces of art in each artist's portfolio
Minnesota Historical Society
The interviews document the experiences of Chinese Americans in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area between 1940-2002. They include the challenges of starting a new life in Minnesota and continuing to support family members in China, information on Chinese American businesses, organizations and events, and the Chinese Sunday School at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. INTERVIEWEES: Harry Chin, Sheila Chin Morris, Jane Wilson, and Oy Huie Anderson
Minnesota Historical Society
This project documents the work of selected photographers whose work is represented in the photography collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Interviews focus on the factors that have influenced the photographers' careers, their work and its evolution, and include comments on contemporaries, their training, and directions they expect to explore in the future. Individual interviews may also explore the events that have influenced the creation of specific photographs in each photographer's portfolio
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
Interviews with eight individuals concerning Milwaukee's transgender community and its history. Among them are social activists, organizational leaders, healthcare workers, service providers, and performers. Individuals self-identify across a broad spectrum of gender identities, and some resist gender identification entirely. Topics covered include transgender people and the feminist movement, the intersection of transgender identity and sexual orientation, transgender healthcare, coming out, and community organizations