Braun, Helen S 1983-03-15

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Helen Braun reminisces about her early life and family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Helen S. Braun

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Date: March 15, 1983

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Carloe Wolf

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early life, Born--1902 in Chicago, Moved to Colorado in 1908, Education, Graduated from Colorado State, Discussion of women in college, Reflects on elementary school, Illness, Father suffered from asthma, Moved to Colorado because of it, Family life, Description of house, Family size, Birth of children, Left home at an early age, Church activities, Involvement in Luther League, Church socials, Dating, Meeting of husband, Five-year courtship, Activities for young people, Grocery Store Career, Husband worked for Safeway, Served as district supervisor, Discussion of differences between supermarkets and local stores, Farm life, Father's life as a farmer, Traded crops for supplies, Processing of meat, Teaching career, Moved to Missouri, Received certification, Recollection of students, Daily life, Discusses life without washing machine, Remembers first washing machine, Parents used coal stove, Discussion of mother's recipes and preservation of food, Braun discusses sewing for siblings and children, Great Depression, Effects of Depression on grocery stores

Tape 1, Side 2: Church, Activities, Various Lutheran denominations, Received Lutheran Woman of the Year award, Teaches Braille to the sighted, Church's involvement in providing Braille material overseas, Family history, Discusses husband's family coming to America

Range Dates: 1902-1983

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1983

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