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Colwell, Ray, 1926-. Oral History Interview, 19 and 26 October 1987.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1453

Overview

The Ray Colwell collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Colwell and Scott Markell during the fall of 1987. Colwell began his teaching career in Benson, Minnesota, but after one year there, he joined the United States Air Force. Following his service in the Korean War, Colwell was hired to teach art in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1955. During the interview, Colwell briefly discussed his experiences at Benson, but the majority of the interview concerned his career in Owatonna between 1955 and 1987. Colwell noted the ways that the junior high school changed during his tenure. He mentioned the influence of the media, the closings of area private schools, state and federal financing, along with a gradual decline in the willingness of students to work hard.

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

  • 1987-10-19
  • 1987-10-26

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

Ray Colwell donated this collection in October 1987.

Creator

Title
Colwell, Ray, 1926-. Oral History Interview, 19 and 26 October 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