Frank Austin Interview, 1974

Title

Frank Austin Interview, 1974

Authors

Frank Austin

Files

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Interviewer

Spencer Kvam

Interviewee

Frank Austin

Date Recorded

12-26-1974

Date Digital

7-2-2020

Location Recorded

Austin Residence, Montevideo, Minnesota

County

Chippewa County

Keywords

Austin Family, Montevideo (Minn.), World War, 1914-1918, Prohibition, Depressions--1929, World War, 1939-1945, City councils--Minnesota--Montevideo

Description

Frank Austin was born on January 29, 1899 in the home in which is resided at the time of the interview. He had been a sign painter and lived in Montevideo, Minnesota all his life.

In this interview, Frank Austin gives a history of how his family arrived in the United States and in Montevideo. He talks about the reaction to World War I, the Crash, the Depression, and World War II in Montevideo. In addition, he talks about changes in Montevideo's atmosphere and city government.

Run Time

01:19:39

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

CCAustin01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

323

Frank Austin Interview, 1974

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