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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Highland Park, Saint Paul, 1954
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jared Aswegan is a white male born August 11th, 1954. Aswegan grew up in Highland Park with his mother, father, and older brothers. His father worked for the State Highway Department. His mother held various jobs as he grew up. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Aswegan describes the close relationship he had with his mother and how she would take on roles to be involved in her children's lives, working as a Sunday school teacher, and working as a teaching assistant in the music department of Aswegan’s high school. Aswegan talks about the many pets he had growing up. He describes the religious practices of his relatives and his fond memories but had a falling out with the Church during his time working with the Minnesota Aids Project. Aswegan goes into detail about his love of music and theater. Aswegan talks about his time in school, the teachers that inspired him, his struggles with algebra, and the complex dynamics of high school lunch seating. Lastly, Aswegan reflects on the big moments growing up: describing nuclear drills, the Kennedy assassination, desegregation, the assassination of MLK Jr, and the Vietnam War.
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Luker, Julie M., "Jared Aswegan" (2021). Saint Paul and Surrounding Area. 3.