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Minnesota State University, Mankato Homecoming. Oral History Interviews, 2015- .

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1808

Scope and Contents

The Homecoming Oral History Interviews collection consists of digital oral histories and biographical forms of interviews conducted between University Archives staff and Minnesota State University students, staff, alumni and Mavericks fans.

These are short interviews conducted at Homecoming activities. Each interviewer had a standard set of 3-4 questions but unique questions do occur.

Digital oral histories are located: http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3Ahomecoming_2015. http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3Ahomecoming_2016. http://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3Ahomecoming_2017. https://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3Ahomecoming_2018.

Dates

  • 2015-

Conditions Governing Access

There are some 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, bearing in mind that restricted materials may not always be clearly marked. The University Archives assumes no responsibility for the misuse of sensitive materials by researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

There are some 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, bearing in mind that restricted materials may not always be clearly marked. The University Archives assumes no responsibility for the misuse of sensitive materials by researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Over the years, many different committees, groups, and offices in campus have organized the homecoming event. Homecoming began at Mankato State Teachers College in 1928. At this event, the school had a pep rally the night before with a bonfire, a parade with thirty floats and the football game against Rochester, in which Mankato won. There was a dance held after the game in the library. In 1935, the mascot of the Indian was used to promote the school, and in 1938, the first Indian Princess was crowned. This was also the year the school decided the event should be an annual event, since a few of the years prior had been skipped. There was no homecoming in the fall of 1943 because of World War II, but it was held in February 1944 instead, but with a basketball game. 1944 was the only year that there were two Homecoming games held at the college. The tradition of the crowning the Indian Princess ended in 1971, when the Indian Mascot was dropped from the college. In 1977, Mankato State University became the Mavericks. Homecoming today consists of a week of events, a parade before the game, and is often a time for alumni to reunite for different anniversaries.

This information was taken from Homecoming Papers. Collection, 1928-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 19, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Extent

2.00 half_hollinger_box

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Homecoming Oral History Interviews collection consists of digital oral histories and biographical forms of interviews conducted between University Archives staff and Minnesota State University students, staff, alumni and Mavericks fans.

This oral history interview project was conducted as part of the Tell Your MSU Story Oral History Project by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Title
Minnesota State University, Mankato Homecoming. Oral History Interviews, 2015-.
Status
Completed
Author
Mee Xiong processed this collection
Date
2015-12
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