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Cofell, William Lawrence, 1919-2017. Oral History Interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1390

Overview

The William Lawrence Cofell collection consists of an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Cofell and Gregory A. Page during the fall of 1989. Cofell had spent his career educating students, 1950-1989. He spent three years in the Melrose, Minnesota school system and the remainder of his career at St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota. In the interview, Cofell briefly discussed his experiences as a high school teacher but focused on his experiences teaching at the university level.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for the graduate level Educational Foundations course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1989-10-21 - 1989-11-17

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

.25 Cubic Feet

1 Cassettes

2 CD/DVD

1 folders

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

William Cofell donated this collection in October 1989.

Related Materials

It has been determined that there are similar manuscript collections about William L. Cofell available elsewhere. The Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota has a photocopy collection of Cofell’s typed articles. There are also documents for William L. Cofell available through St. John's University Archives.

Creator

Title
Cofell, William Lawrence, 1919-2017. Oral History Interview, 21 October and 17 November 1989.
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid
Date
2002-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-06: Mee Xiong made additions to the collection

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