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Graham, Robert L.,1926-2016. Oral History Interview, 2007

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Identifier: SMHC Collection 1746


Robert L. Graham collection consists of an audio CD and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Graham and Evan Rusch in July 2007. Graham was a Chemistry Department faculty member at Mankato State University 1964-1998. In this interview, Graham talks about his family, his education, and his time as a student and faculty member at Mankato State University.

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.


  • 2007


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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.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Leslie Graham was born in January 9, 1920 in Saratoga, Iowa and died on October 9, 2016 in Mankato. He graduated from high school in Riceville, Iowa in 1943 and was working for Hormel when he received a draft notice. Graham joined the U.S. Navy, trained to be a radio operator and was assigned to the USS Louisville. After his service he enrolled at Austin Community College. He transferred to Mankato State Teachers College and graduated in 1952 with a bachelor’s in chemistry, then completed a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota in 1954. He taught at Grandview College for a year before enrolling at the University of Virginia. Graham taught at DuPont in Virginia for a year and then at Virginia Tech for four years before joining the faculty at Mankato State College in 1964. He retired in 1989. Graham married Marie Payne Graham on June 15, 1957. They have one child.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Robert L. Graham donated this collection on July 13, 2007.


Graham, Robert L.,1926-2016. Oral History Interview, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US