Aline MacNeven Oral History Interview


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Aline MacNeven Oral History Interview
November 21 2001
Aline was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on 20 June 1922, one of six children. 
She grew up on the family farm, which was located approximately ten miles of East 
Grand Forks, Minnesota.

In May 1941, Aline relocated to Washington, D.C. She spent the war years of 
1941-45 working as a civilian with the War Department (currently known as the 
Department of Defense). Aline worked as a stenographer, helping to keep track of 
transport ships that travelled all over the world. Much of the work involved secret 
and confidential information. Aline talks of that, and recounts experiences of living 
and working in the nation’s capital during wartime.

In 1945, Aline returned to Minnesota and completed training as a nurse. She 
worked for more than 40 years in the nursing profession. Aline was married in 
1950 (husband: Leonard “Scotty” MacNeven), and had two one child, John. At the 
time of this interview, Aline lived in Roseville, Minnesota.

Aline MacNeven died 13 Feb 2015 in Roseville, Minnesota
1h 1m 37s
Aline MacNeven, Interview, National Home Front Project, Washington College, Chestertown Maryland.
Interview was recorded by Dan Borkenhagen through Concordia University St. Paul for the Starr Center of the American Experience National Homefront Project.
Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, NA [45.00608,-93.15661] [id:5043799]East Grand Forks, Polk, Minnesota, United States, NA [47.92998,-97.02452] [id:5024996]Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States, NA [38.91706,-77.00025] [id:4138106]Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, NA [47.92526,-97.03285] [id:5059429]