Burns, Bert Earl, 1915 - 1997. Oral History Interview, 1979.
The Bert Earl Bums collection contains an oral history interview and transcript of an interview conducted by Boyd Boyum with Bums in Febmary 1979. In the interview, Bums recalled his experiences of becoming an educator and teaching public school in rural Kenosha County, Wisconsin during the 1930s.
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Biographical / Historical
Bert Earl Bums was bom in Preston, Iowa on 2 May 1915. He began teaching in a oneroom schoolhouse Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 1935. After serving in the military during World War II, he eamed his B.A. degree in History from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Following his B.A., Bums obtained his M.A. from the University of Nebraska. The degree gained Bums a faculty position in the Geography Department at Mankato State Teachers College in 1950. Later, Bums eamed his Ph. D. from Nebraska. Besides his teaching duties, he served as the Department of Geography Chairman until his retirement in June 1977.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Bert Earl Bums donated this collection in February 1979.
- Boyum, Boyd (Interviewer, Person)
- Burns, Bert Earl, 1915 - 1997. Oral History Interview, 1979.
- Rick Smith
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