Myrtle Olson Interview, 1979

Title

Myrtle Olson Interview, 1979

Authors

Myrtle Olson

Files

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Interviewer

Jay Fier

Interviewee

Myrtle Olson

Date Recorded

7-26-1979

Date Digital

6-24-2020

Location Recorded

Olson Residence, Glenwood, Minnesota

County

Pope County

Keywords

Rural schools--Minnesota--Glenwood, Public schools--Minnesota--Glenwood, Teachers--Minnesota--Glenwood, School principals--Minnesota--Glenwood, Norwegian Americans, Consolidation and merger of schools

Description

Myrtle Olson was born in Benson, Minnesota in 1893. She was the daughter of a thresher mechanic and graduated from high school in Starbuck. She spent 44 years teaching in the Glenwood area, the first 4 years in a one-room rural school three miles west of Glenwood. Twenty of those years were spent as a junior high principal in Glenwood. She retired in 1960 and lived at the time of the interview in Glenwood.

In this interview, she discusses early schools, rural schools, the role of a principal, Norwegian ethnicity, religion, and school consolidation.

Run Time

01:02:12

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

PCOlson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1120

Myrtle Olson Interview, 1979

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