Oral History Interviews

Roger Butz Oral History Interview, 2010

This oral history interview of Roger Butz was conducted on April 16, 2010 by Jason Butz. Roger Butz was a student in Iowa's Winneshiek County, Lincoln Township from1946-1950, and in Winneshiek County's Orleans Township for March through June of 1950.

Richard ("Dick") L. Hansen Oral History Interview, 2010

This oral history interview of Richard ("Dick") L. Hansen was conducted on March 26, 2010 by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Richard ("Dick") L. Hansen was highly involved in Iowa's rural school system. He served as: a teacher and High School Principal in Rhodes, Iowa prior to 1957; High School Principal of Cal Community School prior to 1957; Superintendent at Bristow, Iowa prior to 1957; the Chickasaw County, Special Education Director in 1957; the Chickasaw and Fayette Counties, Special Education Director from 1958-1964; and County Superintendent of Chickasaw and Fayette Counties from 1964-1975.

Mildred Armstrong Kalish Oral History Interview, 2011

This oral history interview of Mildred Armstrong Kalish was conducted on January 17, 2011 by Lauron John under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Mildred Armstrong Kalish attended a rural school, Monroe #6 from around 1929-1936.

Martha M. Hightshoe Schemmel, 2010

This oral history interview of Martha M. Hightshoe Schemmel was conducted on June 22, 2010 in Oxford, Iowa by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Mrs. Schemmel attended, and later taught in, rural schools in Johnson County, Iowa.

Marianne Waldstein Oral History Interview, 2013

This oral history interview of Marianne Waldstein was conducted on March 22, 2013 by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Marianne Waldstein attended rural schools in Buena Vista County (near Storm Lake, Iowa). She attended Storm Lake Public School, Coon Township #8, and Grant Township #4 where she completed eighth grade in 1942.

John Focht Oral History Interview, 2011

This oral history interview of John Focht was conducted in 2011 by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. John Focht was a student in Montgomery County and attended Douglas Township, #8 from 1937-1944.

Jean Hall Oral History Interview, 2012

This oral history interview of Jean Hall was conducted on November 12, 2012 by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Jean Hall was a student in Page County's Olive Branch School (South of Clarinda, Iowa) from 1936-1945 and was later a teacher in a Page County rural school.

Ellen Opsal Oral History Interview, 2012

This oral history interview of Ellen Opsal was conducted on February 3, 2012 by Jean Richardson under the aegis of the University of Northern Iowa Museums. Ellen Opsal was a student in Iowa's Audubon County, Leroy Township #2 school from 1935 to 1945.