Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985.
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.
- Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991 (Interviewee, Person)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mabel E. Compart donated this collection in November 1985.
- Compart, Mabel E., 1911-1991. Oral History Interview, 4 November 1985.
- Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding
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