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Document Details


Title: Melvin Backman
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Collection: Personal Oral History
Description: My name is Marc Aaron and I am interviewing my grandfather, Melvin Backman, for my oral history assignment. Except for a hiatus during which I was overseas, we have maintained close contact for much of my life. We always corresponded at least once a month and thus are aware of the happenings of each other's lives. During my high school years, our relationship reached a form of strain. He had always great difficulty in expressing his emotions and in dealing in like situations. I have always been able to make him laugh, but any other real form of expression took a more concerted effort. During this interview, I saw into a part of his life, which until within the last year, I had no idea existed. This interview is the result of one man's opening up and I am forever appreciative.
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/marc.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Backman, Melvin, 1919(?)-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1919
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 1998
Interviewer: Aaron, Marc
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; Interviews; Local history; Michigan; Michigan--History; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--History; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029282-32418