Voices of Minnesota

Oral History Interview with Richard and James Thelen

DATE: May 22-24, 2001


Richard and James Thelen were born and educated in Minnesota. Richard worked as a miller and James worked as a baker in different family owned businesses.

Subjects discussed include: early life, education, small town life, Albany Roller Mills (bartering, milling processes, machines, work flow, man power, wartime requirements, changes over time for small milling concerns, feed business, accounting, advertising, customer relations, distribution area, helping out as children), career choices, anecdotes.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 3 hours 33 minutes

TRANSCRIPT: 57 pages