Tuesday, August 31, 2010

War Experienced: Minnesota Home Front, 1941-45

Join us at the Cloquet Public Library on Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by Thomas Saylor on War experienced: Minnesota Home Front, 1941-45. Saylor will examine 'women and men working', 'homemakers and mothers', and 'life on the farm', featuring oral histories he did in the Cloquet area. Dr. Thomas Saylor is Professor of History at Concordia University-St Paul. He attended the University of Akron (OH) and the University of Rochester (NY), where in 1993 he earned a Ph.D. in History. He has had research fellowships at the Free University of Berlin, Germany; the University of Munich; and Oxford University.
As founder and director of several oral history projects since 2001, Dr Saylor has conducted hundreds of individual interviews. The program is being co-sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library and Carlton County Historical Society in conjunction with Minnesota’s Greatest Generation programs presented by Minnesota Regional Public Libraries in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. Programs are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created through the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment by the vote of Minnesotans in November 2008.

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