Oral Interview of Ruth Janice Schillerstrom Hoglund

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Ruth Janice Schillerstrom Hoglund



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Ruth Janice Schillerstrom Hoglund describes growing up in Moorhead, Minnesota, and her experiences at the Campus School at the Moorhead State Teacher’s College, and her transition to undergraduate education at MSTC, including reminiscences of instructors and students.


Ruth Janice Schillerstrom Hoglund was born May 8, 1925. She attended kindergarten through high school at the Campus School at the Moorhead State Teacher’s College, starting in 1930 and graduating in 1943. She graduated from the Moorhead State Teacher’s College with music and science majors, and received her Master’s degree in special education from Moorhead State University. Ruth was in charge of the resource program for the blind for the Fargo Public Schools for 28 years. She died on March 3, 2023.

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Lael Elna Eunice Schillerstrom, Duane Ivar Mayhlon Schillerstrom, Stanley Leroy Winston Schillerstrom, James Edward Norman Schillerstrom, Dr. G. L. Gosslee, Clarence A. Glasrud, Karl Ivar Fabian Schillerstrom, Millie Helene Erickson Schillerstrom, Ethel B. Durboraw, Mary C. Rainey, Olga Korsbrek, Ruthie Bystrom, Clara Undseth Cupler, Marie Sorknes, Ruth Sorknes, Blanche Loudon, Agnes Carlson, Nels Johnson, Jessie McKellar, Evangeline Lindquist, Maude Wenck, Ragna Holen, Georgina Lommen, Ella Hawkinson, Miss Hanson, Lyl Solem, Verna Heston, Chet Gilpin, Mr. Schroeder, Nina Draxten, Philip Hoglund, Phebe Vowles, Ray B. MacLean, Dr. A. A. Papermaster, Helen Peoples, Shirley Peterson, Harold Erickson, Howard Erickson, Gladys Norden, Kay Johanson, Lucille Thalman, Genevieve Ramsey, Jane Johnston, Count Walter Cataldi-Tassoni, Marilyn Murray, Ardath Meland, June Larson, Don Frees, Joseph Kise, Agnes Kise, Dr. Daniel Preston, Charlotte Heisler, Elizabeth Palma, Dorothy Reynolds, Maynard C. Reynolds, William Palma, Virginia Fitzmaurice Grantham, Matilda Williams, Martin Tonn, Kathy Keeler, Mary Ellen Burns


Receptionists, Teachers of the blind, Teachers, Piano teachers


Moorhead State Teachers College, Moorhead State University, Interstate Business College, Minnesota. State Normal School (Moorhead, Minn.), Pence Buick Company, W. W. Wallwork Ford, Moorhead Theater, Reed School District 16, North Dakota Agricultural College, Washington Elementary School (Fargo, N.D.), University of Minnesota, University of Hawaii (System), Hamline University, Psi Delta Kappa Sorority, Pi Mu Phi Sorority, Gamma Nu Sorority, Beta Chi Sorority, Concordia College of Music, Royal Music Company, Altrusa Club of Fargo, Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A., Université de Paris, Reed School District 32


Sweden, Minnesota—Moorhead, Washington (State)--Spokane, New York (State)--New York, Middle East--Tigris River, Middle East--Euphrates River, Minnesota—Dilworth, Minnesota—Glyndon, Minnesota—Sabin, North Dakota—Harwood, North Dakota--West Fargo, North Dakota--Sheyenne River, Minnesota—Minneapolis, Minnesota--Fergus Falls, Minnesota--Detroit Lakes, Minnesota—Wheaton, Minnesota—Fosston, North Dakota—Fargo, North Dakota—Lisbon, Hawaii, Iowa, California, Minnesota—Hawley, Denmark—Kalundborg, France—Paris, Minnesota—Mapleton


Minnesota. State Normal School (Moorhead, Minn.), Universities and colleges, Greek letter societies, Blind children--Education

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S5120 5326

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Oral Interview of Ruth Janice Schillerstrom Hoglund