Swenson, Margaret Lila, 1923-2003. Oral History Interview, 15 October and 1 November 1986.
The Margaret Lila Swenson collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Swenson and Mardell Jensen during the fall of 1986. Swenson worked as a teacher in Truman, Minnesota (1942-1944) and in Mapleton, Minnesota from 1955 until her retirement during the mid-1980s. In the interview, she discussed the changes and continuities that occurred during her career. The decline in student respect for teachers, diminished parental concern, and excessive paperwork represented negative changes. However, she also talked about the desires of many parents, teachers, and administrators who worked continuously throughout the years to improve the school’s educational standards.
This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for a course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.
- Swenson, Margaret Lila, 1923-2003 (Interviewee, Person)
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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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Margaret Swenson donated this collection in October 1986.
- Swenson, Margaret Lila, 1923-2003. Oral History Interview, 15 October and 1 November 1986.
- Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid
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