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Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1503

Overview

The Mabel Compart collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview between Compart and Cynthia Torkelson during November 1985. In the interview, Compart discussed her experiences as a rural school teacher that began around 1930. From the mid-1940s through the early-1980s, Compart worked as an elementary teacher and later as a middle school teacher in St. James, Minnesota. After retiring from her duties as a regular classroom teacher, Compart began working with illiterate adults to help them learn to read and write during the mid-1980s. Compart devoted her entire life to educating others, and as a result, she had no close family and avoided community activities.

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

  • 1985-11-04

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

Mabel E. Compart donated this collection in November 1985.

Creator

Title
Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985.
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding
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