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Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991. Oral History Interview, 1 and 7 November 1986.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1494

Overview

The Harold Kalberg collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Kalberg and Gary Pearson during the autumn of 1986. In the interview, Kalberg, a high school science teacher in Ortonville, Minnesota from 1931 through 1972, discussed the areas of change and continuity that occurred during his career. Kalberg believed that teachers were no longer scrutinized by community members and that students cared less about learning then when he began teaching. Furthermore, Kalberg noted that the United States traditionally trailed behind European nations in the teaching of science and math. Kalberg believed that teachers needed to correct the tests of students so as to keep educators informed about student comprehension.

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.

Dates

  • 1986-11-01
  • 1986-11-07

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

Harold Kalberg donated this collection in November 1986.

Creator

Title
Kalberg, Harold B., 1906-1991. Oral History Interview, 1 and 7 November 1986.
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid
Date
2003-01
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