Edna Varnum Interview, 1979

Title

Edna Varnum Interview, 1979

Authors

Edna Varnum

Files

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Interviewer

Peg Michels-Peterson

Interviewee

Edna Varnum

Date Recorded

10-24-1979

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Varnum Residence, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Businesspeople--Minnesota--Morris, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris, Hardware stores--Minnesota--Morris, Family-owned business enterprises

Description

In this interview, Edna Varnum discusses how she and her husband started their Main Street business that eventually became Varnum's Hardware. She discusses here role in buying and determining new product lines, the difficulties and changes World War II brought to the hardware business, and the reasons for the sale of their family-operated business.

Run Time

00:25:36

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SCVarnum01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1193

Edna Varnum Interview, 1979

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