Gordon (Rock) Allen Interview, 1976

Title

Gordon (Rock) Allen Interview, 1976

Authors

Gordon Allen

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Felicetta

Interviewee

Gordon Allen

Date Recorded

5-22-1975

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Mr. Allen's Office, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Alcoholism--Minnesota--Stevens County, Alcoholism--Treatment--Minnesota--Stevens County, Alcoholics--Minnesota--Stevens County

Description

Mr. Allen was born on May 27, 1925 in Graceville, Minnesota. He went into the Navy when was 18, and was discharged on his 21st birthday. He spent a year in the Veterans Hospital after a plane accident. After his recovery, he farmed for 13 years, during which time he became an alcoholic. At age 33 he recovered from alcoholism and farmed for 7 more years. In 1968 he took his first job as a counselor after training at Willmar State Hospital. He has worked in Big Stone, Traverse, and Stevens Counties, and had worked in Stevens County for 3 years as an alcohol and drug counselor.

In this interview, Mr. Allen discusses alcoholism in Stevens County and some of its historical perspectives.

Run Time

00:48:00

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SCAllen01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

336

Gordon (Rock) Allen Interview, 1976

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