Cate -

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.

Good luck!

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]>
> wrote:
> > 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 and
> > the Minnesota Historical Society.  Both informed me that they did not
> have
> > 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.
Independent Ethnomusicologist
West St. Paul, MN