Katie Lupkes Randolph Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Katie Lupkes Randolph Interview, ca. 1977

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Catherine Lupkes Randolph

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Traverse County

Keywords

Mothers--Death; Hotels--Employees; Waitresses; Hotelkeepers; Celebrities; Laurel and Hardy; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989

Description

Katie Randolph was 74 years old and was born in Rushmore, Minnesota. She moved with her family near Wheaton when she was 2 years old.

In this interview, she discusses her mother's death and helping to take care of her younger siblings. She talks about her various jobs working in hotels, as a waitress, and a manager at hotels and motels. She discusses meeting various famous people during her time working in customer service at hotels and restaurants. In particular, she discusses meeting Laurel and Hardy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lucille Ball.

Run Time

00:11:01

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSRandolph01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Katie Lupkes Randolph Interview, ca. 1977

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