Emil Anderson Interview, 1975

Title

Emil Anderson Interview, 1975

Authors

Emil Anderson

Files

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Interviewer

Carol Swenson

Interviewee

Emil Anderson

Date Recorded

7-17-1975

Date Digital

7-2-2020

Location Recorded

Anderson Residence, Maynard, Minnesota

County

Chippewa County

Keywords

Swensson Family; Farm life--Minnesota; Norwegian Americans--Minnesota; Rural schools--Minnesota--Chippewa County; Municipal officials and employees--Minnesota; Chippewa County (Minn.)--Officials and employees; Depressions--1929; United States. Works Progress Administration; Republican Party (Minn.); Chippewa County (Minn.)--Politics and government

Description

Emil Anderson was born near Wagdahl, Minnesota on October 11, 1895. He lived and farmed in Chippewa County all his life and served as Chippewa County Commissioner from 1941-1965. He also served on several community boards.

In this interview, Emil Anderson recalls experiences related to the Olaf Swensson family and working for them. Then he talks of his years as County Commissioner, describing his duties, work with the WPA during the Depression, and issues during his terms.

Run Time

01:24:22

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

CCAnderson02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1005

Emil Anderson Interview, 1975

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