Interviewee ID: 990382
Parent's name: Dumaa
Year of Birth: 1938
Occupations: retired, Mongolian literature teacher
Notes on education:
Born in: [None Given] sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Dalangadzad sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: [blank]
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Summary of Interview 090930A with Büdee by Sarantsetseg
D. Büdee was born in 1938 in Ömnögovi aimag’s Bayandalai sum. She graduated from a pedagogical school in 1965 then proceeded to graduate from the State University of Pedagogy. She worked as a teacher of language and literature until her retirement. She talks about how she became a widow at 43 with 8 children whom she raised on her own and how it affected her life.
At the beginning of the interview she briefly mentions about her work and personal life. She tells how parents were reluctant to send their children off to school and therefore most kids entered first grade at the age of 11, 12, or 13 and how they actively participated in sports and cultural activities. During her years working as a teacher she was intentionally not nominated for any awards because her husband was at that time director of the school and fearing accusations of being biased towards her they withheld any awards from her for 30 years.
In the middle part she talks about the work ethic during socialism, the process of getting hired, extracurricular activities outside of the work environment and about those who had power. She also mentions about the cultural campaign and what results it achieved.
Towards the end she talks about how religion and faith were transformed, how collectivization started, the announcement of privatization and introduction of new technologies during socialism. She concludes that freedom of expression was one of the best achievements of democracy, and that she was left empty handed from the privatization and how she feels unsatisfied about her 100000 tögrög pension. She also talks about how common people interacted with foreign countries during socialism, what policies existed to support women and families, how environment is undergoing changes, her views about urban life and how funeral rituals have changed.