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Levin, Adeline L., 1915-2005. Oral History Interview, 2003.

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Identifier: SMHC Collection 1698


The Adeline L. Levin collection consists of two audiocassettes and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Levin and Rhys Gaffer in 2003. The general topic of the interview is the wartime experiences of a woman involved in the first ever U.S. Army’s Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps and later the Women’s Army Corps (WAAC/WAC) during its creation at the beginning of World War II. The interview goes into details of the stateside activities of the Corps and the impact women had in helping the national war effort.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This interview was a component of Honors 450: South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project.


  • 2003-02-15


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

Adeline L. Levin, at the time of this oral history recording, is a retired major and veteran of World War II and the Korean War. She taught on several different college campuses around the U.S. in physical education and health sciences. Following her years in the military, Dr. Levin returned to school to complete her doctorate in that field, eventually coming to Minnesota State University, Mankato campus in 1964 to teach. She stayed on campus until her retirement in 1983. Dr. Levin has written a juvenile fiction book The Caboose Tenants, and remains active in the American Legion and Retired Officers’ club.


2.00 folders

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Adeline L. Levin donated this collection in February 2003.


Levin, Adeline L., 1915-2005. Oral History Interview, 2003.
Brittney Andringa processed this collection
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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