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Burns, Bert Earl, 1915 - 1997. Oral History Interview, 1979.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0199

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1979-02

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.

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.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dr. Bert Earl Bums donated this collection in February 1979.

Source

Title
Burns, Bert Earl, 1915 - 1997. Oral History Interview, 1979.
Status
Completed
Author
Rick Smith
Date
1990-04
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