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Durgin, Dolores M., 1922-. Oral History Interview and Collection, 1943 - 2002.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1691

Overview

The Dolores M. Durgin collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Durgin and Daardi Sizemore in 2002. At age 20 Durgin enlisted into the WAVES Navy Air Corp and served during World War II. She traveled around the United States during her 3 years in the service, working as an Aviation Machinist. In her interview she talks about her work, working with the men and how she met her husband in the service. Durgin also describes in detail her photographs that are included in the collection.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dates

  • 2002-01

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.

Biographical / Historical

Dolores M. Durgin was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1922. After being out of school for two years, at the age of 20 Durgin decided she wanted to do something different and enlisted into the Navy Air Corp. She traveled around the United States during her 3 years in the service, working as an Aviation Machinist. While in the service she met a man and fell in love. After she was discharged she came back to Minnesota, where his family was from. A year later they were married. She now lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Extent

2.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dolores M. Durgin donated this collection in January 2002.

Creator

Title
Durgin, Dolores M., 1922-. Oral History Interview and Collection, 1943 - 2002.
Status
Completed
Author
Brittney Andringa processed this collection
Date
2003-11
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