Voices of Minnesota

Blandin Foundation Oral History Project


DATE: August - October 1998

INTERVIEWERS: Charles P. Driscoll and Barbara W. Sommer

The interviews in the Blandin Foundation Oral History Project document the development of the Blandin Foundation, founded by Blandin Paper Company founder Charles K. Blandin. The foundation began with a focus on the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, area and grew over the years into a role supporting a variety of programs serving people throughout the state who live outside the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area. The project was conceived by foundation program officer Charles P. (Todd) Driscoll as a way to expand documentation of the Blandin Foundation's earliest days and its growth over the years.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 6 hours 29 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 114 pages