William H. Ernst Interview, 1977

Title

William H. Ernst Interview, 1977

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Interviewer

Harold B. Holt

Interviewee

William H. Ernst

Date Recorded

5-31-1977

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Ernst Residence, Alberta, Minnesota

Keywords

Public schools--Minnesota--Alberta, Consolidation and merger of schools, City and town life--Minnesota--Alberta, School boards--Minnesota--Stevens County, School sports--Minnesota--Stevens County, School buses--Minnesota--Stevens County, Bus drivers--Minnesota--Stevens County

Description

William Ernst was born on June 30, 1899 in Alberta where he remained throughout his life. He graduated in 1919 from high school in Alberta. From 1942-1955 he was chairman of the school board and from 1961-1967 he was a member of the school board. He is now a semi-retired farmer in the Alberta area.

In this interview, William Ernst discusses the consolidation of the Alberta school, the effect it had on the town and its people, the social activities involved with the school, the Manse (teacher's home) and its effects on Alberta's education system, the model of the school at the 1915 World's Fair, the growth of Alberta and the constant desire for excellence in education. He also discusses his activities as a student, a basketball player, a bus driver, and a school board member.

Language

English

Original Format

Audiocassette

Digital Identifier

SCErnst01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1066

William H. Ernst Interview, 1977

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