Otto Thurmer Interview, 1978

Title

Otto Thurmer Interview, 1978

Authors

Otto Thurmer

Files

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Interviewer

Susan Stumm

Interviewee

Otto Thurmer

Date Recorded

3-1-1978

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Carpentry, Carpenters--Minnesota--Morris, House construction--Minnesota--Morris, Depressions--1929, Labor unions

Description

Otto Thurmer was born in 1904 in Jackson, Minnesota. He lived in Morris from 1922 onward. He learned carpentry from his uncle when he was 15 years old and worked as a carpenter since then with short periods of working on farms also.

In this interview, Otto Thurmer discusses various aspects of construction carpentry from the 1920s to the time of the interview. He discusses tools, materials, methods of construction, composition of construction crews with degree of specialization, and other topics.

Run Time

00:45:42

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SCThurmer01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1101

Otto Thurmer Interview, 1978

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