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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, 1957
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jane Anderson Caucasian female born May 23rd, 1957. Her father was a mechanical engineer. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom. She had two older sisters, one older brother, and one younger sister. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The close relationships her family had with her neighbors on Stanford Avenue. The neighborhood composition of their house on Princeton Avenue. Anderson tells stories of the various pets she had growing up and how they became meals. Anderson describes how her family was economically comfortable, but still lived frugally. She talks about her experience in Catholic school and early confirmations. She still describes herself as a believer, but not Catholic; she describes some discomfort around clergy growing up. She goes on to describe the neighborhood, how everyone would watch out for each other and stores she would visit after school. She describes the values held by her neighbors. Anderson describes her time in school and some disconnection she felt at the time. She also speaks on the relationships she has maintained to this day. Lastly, Anderson talks about global issues of the time. She describes history happening on TV: the Kennedy funeral and spacecraft launches. She also describes some fears at the time: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Doomsday Clock, and abductions
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