It seems your search might include her full real name to get better
results. The Wiki here shows at least one recording.
In addition there seems to be material at the Public Broadcast station:
Paul T. Jackson
Steilacoom, WA 98338
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On Jan 11, 2018 8:13 PM, "Suzanne Wint" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
You might try the local historical societies for her birthplace or where
she lived longest. I'm a new Minnesotan, but I've found materials at both
MNHS and a county historical society for my work. Another thought - are her
papers deposited in a particular archive or library? It's a long shot, but
it could pay off.
On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
> Dear Cate,
> Coya was a Minnesota DFL congresswoman who was a protégée of both Hubert
> Humphrey and Orville Freeman. I don't personally recall her singing or
> playing the accordion; however, she attracted local TV news attention,
> particularly when her husband publicly pleased with her to "Come home,
> Coya", which engendered no little hilarity in the Gopher State.
> If you can trace the archives of WCCO and KSTP television news, there
> should be something retrievable.The Minnesota DFL may also have some
> material in its archives.
> Good luck with your research.
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Cate Sering <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hello, I am doing personal research to find archival audio material of
> > Minnesota Congresswoman Coya Knutson. She was also an opera singer and
> > accordion player. I have reached out to both the Library of Congress
> > the Minnesota Historical Society. Both informed me that they did not
> > any audio material of her either singing/playing or speaking.
> > I would greatly appreciate help in locating any audio material that
> > exists.
> > Thank you,
> > Cate
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Suzanne Wint, Ph.D.
West St. Paul, MN