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Aspelund, Mark M., 1953-. Oral History Interview, 3 and 25 February 1982.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1571


The Mark M. Aspelund collection consists of one audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, a transcript, and a biographical form and interview outline of an oral history interview conducted between Aspelund and Dennis H. Holland on 3 and 25 February 1982. At the time of the interview, Aspelund was studying electronic technology at Mankato Area Vocational-Technical Institute. The interview details Aspelund’s thoughts and opinions on the issues and problems facing education. Issues discussed include: state and federal funding, staff retention, administration quality, minority programs, and facility use.

This interview was conducted as part of Mankato State University’s Educational Foundations course Current Issues of Public Education.


  • 1982-02-03
  • 1982-02-25


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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

Mark Aspelund was born 12 June 1953 in New Ulm, Minnesota. He lived in the Hanska, Minnesota area for two years before moving to Mankato, Minnesota. Aspelund attended Monroe Elementary School and North Mankato Junior High, and graduated from Mankato West High School in 1971. He worked at Carlstrom Steel Co. and United Supply before returning to Mankato Vocational-Technical Institute (MAVTI) to study in the Cook/Chef program for one year. He left to school to drive truck for North Star Concrete until 1978. He then sold cars at Lagers Chrysler until 1979. Aspelund returned to MAVTI to study in the fluid power technology program. At the time of the interview, Aspelund was completing the industrial electronic program at MAVTI and was an evening custodian there. He was married to Carol Buckholz and they had one son, Jason.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mark M. Aspelund donated this collection on 2 February 1982.


Aspelund, Mark M., 1953-. Oral History Interview, 3 and 25 February 1982.
Mee Xiong 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