Kathy Kosse

Kathy Kosse


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Kathy Kosse


Cole Steinberg


Landmark Associates


Baby Boom



Document Type

Oral History

Date of Interview



Selby-Dale, Saint Paul, 1952


Oral History | Psychology


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kathleen Kosse is a Caucasian female born on January 27, 1952. She grew up on Selby-Dale of Saint Paul. Her family consists of her parents, an older brother, an older sister, and two younger sisters. Her father was a construction worker in construction trading, and her mother was a stay-at-home mother. Kosse was raised Lutheran. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: She begins her interview by discussing family vacations to Lake Gervais and her father's love for fishing. Next, Kosse talks about how her family's economic status influenced her to save money well into adulthood. The neighborhood she identifies most with is the Selby-Dale area, and would describe the neighborhood as "ideal." She could freely run outside, had a lot of kids on the blocks, made good babysitting money, and everyone got along well. Kosse talks about the time she was hit by a car at the age of eight. Still, she remembers how the neighborhood rallied behind her during that moment. She recalls a riot happening before arriving at the high school, St. Paul Central, and the lockdowns they had. Kosse concluded her interview by listing off global and local issues that occurred during her adolescent years, such as the murder of Officer James Sackett, who was found by one of her classmates and killed by two other classmates.

Kathy Kosse



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