Oral history interview with Agnes Breene

Breene, Agnes

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  • Creator interviewed by Howard Fredricks
  • Format Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Publication 1974 Apr. 25.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 audiotape reel (approximately 90 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in. + 2 Audiocassettes, 1 CD
  • OCLC ocm46336300


  • Breene discusses her teacher training and teaching history, focusing on her 35-year career as a critic teacher at the laboratory school operated by the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. She describes her philosophy and teaching methods, recalls art teacher Rena Angell, and mentions students she taught.


  • Tape 1: Ancestry- Sound issue, audio still comprehensible - La Crosse State Normal School, sister's education - Teaching methods - First cement blocks - Activity program, teaching - Interest in teaching - Move to La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1924- Other teachers, La Crosse State Normal School - Townspeople and local businesses - Colleagues and friends
  • Tape 2: Friends - Teaching at small school, opinion - Trip to New York - Work in Wisconsin Rapids - World War, 1914-1919 - Other faculty and students, La Crosse State Normal College