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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Bloomington, Minneapolis, 1951
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pamela Ann Hanks is a Caucasian female born on July 30, 1951. She is the second to youngest among her siblings. She has an older brother and sister, and a younger brother. Her father worked as a purchasing agent for an electronic parts distribution company. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom. Hanks grew up in West Bloomington on Auto Road Club. She was baptized in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Hanks began her interview by reading her written statement about her family's history. She is a descendant of Gideon and Samuel Pond, Presbyterian missionaries who founded Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. Hanks discussed her relationship with her family. She describes how close she was to her mother and explains how her love for birds stemmed from her mother's knowledge of them. Her relationship with her father was distant until she began working for her father. Hanks later added that she owned her father's company and hired her younger brother. She reminisced on her friendship with her best friend, Mary. Hanks recalls the global issues that impacted her, such as the Vietnam War, which her then-boyfriend was drafted into. Lastly, she talks about her experience with school.
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