Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007
The Anita Jegeris Dittrich collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of
the audiocassette, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history
interview conducted between Dittrich and Marsha Danielson in January 2007. Dittrich
graduated from Mankato State College with an undergraduate and graduate degrees and
worked at the college for a number of years before retiring. In this interview, Dittrich
talks about her experiences during World War II in Latvia and Germany, her family's
move to Minnesota and her time as a student and staff member at Mankato State College.
This oral history interview was conducted as part of the Tell Your MSU Story Oral History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Dittrich, Anita, 1934- (Interviewee, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Anita Jegeris was bom September 11, 1934 in Riga, Latvia. As an infant her familymoved to eastem Latvia where her parents taught German at a teachers' school. During World War 11, her grandmother, mother, younger brother and she left to Germany to escape the fighting. The family ended up in an American refugee camp mn by the Intemational Refugee Organization for 5 years. Through her mother's connections, a professor at Gustavus Adolphus College was able to secure sponsorships for her family to move to Minnesota. Her mother remarried and moved to Mankato where Jergis graduated fi-om high school. She went on to graduate Jfrom Mankato State Teachers College in 1957 where she worked for the Student Personnel office and President Crawford's office before returning to Mankato State College in 1961 to pursue a graduate degree in guidance counseling. She was married for 21 years and has 4 children. At the time of the interview she was managing the program MSU for Seniors part-time.
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Anita J. Dittrich donated this collection on January 5, 2007.
- Dittrich, Anita J., 1934-. Oral History Interview, 2007
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Mankato MN 56002-8419 US