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Johnson, Russell (Russ) Leroy, 1921-. Oral History Interview, 17 October and 7 November 1987

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1447

Overview

The Russell (Russ) Johnson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Johnson and Mike Peterson during the fall of 1987. Johnson devoted his career to working in public education. After working as an elementary school teacher in International Falls, Minnesota during a portion of 1940s and early 1950s, he was hired as an elementary principal within the same district. He remained a principal until 1965 when he was promoted to become the Director of Elementary Education in International Falls. He remained in this position until his retirement in November 1982. In the interview, Johnson discussed his childhood and family, the growth and decline of the school district's population, administrative duties, his expectations for teachers, parents, students, other administrators, and the community's expectations of him as an administrator.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for the graduate level Educational Foundations course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1987-10-17
  • 1987-11-07

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Russ Johnson donated this collection in November 1987.

Creator

Title
Johnson, Russell (Russ) Leroy, 1921-. Oral History Interview, 17 October and 7 November 1987.
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid
Date
2002-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029