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Olson, Judith A., 1947-. Oral History Interview, 2002.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1702


The Judith A. Olson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Olson and Kellian Clink in 2002. Olson served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. She talks about her basic training, her time in the service and the people she met. She worked as a dental technician and received the rank of E-3.

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.


  • 2002-01


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

Judith A. Olson was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1947. Following high school she took her fathers advice and joined the United States Navy in 1966. Olson attended basic training in Bainbridge, Maryland and was then sent to San Diego, California to start her schooling to become a dental technician. After her schooling, Olson was assigned to stay at the Navel Training Center in the Oral Surgery Department. After 3 years in the service, Olson got out in February 1969. After the service, she worked as a Dental Assistant for 8 years, had children, one who is in the Air Force. She now lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota and works at a bank.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Judith A. Olson donated this collection in January 2002.


Olson, Judith A., 1947-. Oral History Interview, 2002.
Brittney Andringa processed this collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US