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Date of Interview
Richfield, Lake Minnetonka, Shorewood, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1950
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Steve Adams is a Caucasian male born on May 1, 1950. He is the second oldest of five children. His father worked several jobs, mainly focused on education or insurance fields. They lived around Minneapolis and the surrounding area, including Richfield, Sanborn, Sioux Falls, and Minnetonka. He grew up Methodist. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Adams discussed how he and his family moved around several times due to his father's job changes. He actively touches on the conversation of religion, and the environment of the Richfield neighborhood. Adams talks about how topics such as divorce and the Red Scare were spoken about in their neighborhood and school - as well mentioning how certain drills and skills were learned at school for protection. Adams goes into detail about the different leisure activities he would partake in, placing emphasis on physical and mental activities, as well as music. Conversations about schooling are also mentioned. Lastly, he ends the interview discussing the issues that existed in the community, such as noise due to aircrafts, the Kid Can era, traffic deaths, Cold War, Martin Luther King, as well as other civil movements.
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