Paul A. Rasmussen and Berna Rasmussen Interview, August 9, 2005


Teresa Hamann



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Paul A. Rasmussen and his wife Berna Rasmussen describe Paul’s experiences growing up on a ranch in Montana as well as his career as a flight land mechanic that kept him moving around the United States during the mid-20th century. Paul recalls his childhood home in Lavina, Montana, as well as his brother, Wayne Rasmussen, who later became the head historian for the U.S. Department of Agrigulture. Berna Rasmussen talks about Paul’s career in the airline industry, their children, and Paul’s anecdotes about growing up during the Great Depression.


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Document Type

Oral History


United Airlines; Lavina, Montana; Convair; Aircraft manufacturing; U.S. military; Wayne Rasmussen; Great Depression; U.S. Department of Agriculture

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Rasmussen Family Oral History Project, OH 398, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 398-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:45:48 minutes

Local Filename

OH_398_003.mp3; OH_398_003.pdf

Paul A. Rasmussen and Berna Rasmussen Interview, August 9, 2005