• Lucille C. Forsman Interview, November 19, 1985

    Forsman, Lucille C

    Forsman speaks about her family history and life growing up on a homestead in rural Montana in the early 1900s, and how the Depression affected her family. She discusses her teaching career, moving ar…

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  • Raymond F. Thill and Regina Thill Interview, September 13, 1986

    Thill, Raymond F, Thill, Regina

    Thill recalls the effects of the Depression on St. Ignatius, Montana, and on his job as rural mail carrier. His daughter, Regina, details her remembrances of the Depression as a child. Thill speaks ab…

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  • Arthur R. Deschamps, Jr. Interview, November 1, 1984

    Deschamps, Arthur R., Jr

    Deschamps tells of his family's experience farming in Montana during the Depression. He also speaks about his education, Roosevelt’s social programs, and the jobs he held as a young adult to stay aflo…

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  • Katherine T. Reardon Interview, February 15, 1985

    Reardon, Katherine T

    Reardon discusses the effects of the Depression on the Missoula community, focusing on retail shops. She discusses her career working in retail, including her clientele and her dress shop that she ope…

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  • Eunice Morris Brown Interview, September 28, 1995

    Brown, Eunice Morris

    Eunice Brown discusses growing up in the Potomac Valley in Montana. She recalls her happy childhood and her early education, which was delayed by a two-year long case of rheumatic fever. She talks abo…

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  • Sally McClay Brutto and Frank Brutto Interview, October 1984

    Brutto, Sally McClay, Brutto, Frank

    Sallie Maclay Brutto begins by telling her family’s history and how they came to the Bitterroot Valley during the late 1800s. She recalls her siblings and the schools she attended as a child, as well…

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  • Scott Fairchild Interview

    Fairchild, Scott

    Scott Fairchild, a lead plane and a jumper-plane pilot who worked as a smokejumper out of Redmond, Oregon, describes planes at the base, what lead plane pilot procedures consist of, critical aspects o…

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  • Cecile M. Carleton Interview, March 13, 1990

    Carleton, Cecile M

    Cecile Carleton talks about her childhood in and around Butte, Montana, as the daughter of a Protestant Irish miner. She discusses the lack of educational opportunities for girls when she was a child…

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  • David Maclay Interview, September 12, 1984

    Maclay, David

    David Maclay tells how his family came to the Bitterroot Valley in the 1880s and farmed and ranched. He describes the effects of the economic depression in 1920-1921, then decade of prosperity during…

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  • Vincent "Vince" Simons Interview, November 1988

    Simons, Vincent "Vince"

    Vincent “Vince” Simons describes moving to Montana from South Dakota by hopping a boxcar in 1931 in hopes of finding a lucrative job as a miner during the Great Depression. Simons recalls finding a jo…

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  • Robert E. Jones Interview, April 8, 1985

    Jones, Robert E

    Jones relates his own experiences in Missoula, Montana, during the Depression, his view generally of the effects of the Depression on Missoula, and other biographical information, such as his part in…

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  • Chester A. Frojen Interview, July 30, 1987

    Frojen, Chester A

    Topics include attending college and teaching in North Dakota during the Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in North Dakota, and teaching in Wyoming and Montana after the war.This audio…

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  • Gertrude Clark Interview, August 7, 1985

    Clark, Gertrude

    Clark discusses her education and teaching career in Montana in the early 1900s. She speaks about the effects the depression had on her family and teachers in general.This audio has not been transcrib…

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  • Charles Campbell Lecture, April 2000

    Campbell, Charles

    Charles Campbell gives a brief lecture on his childhood up in Bonner, Montana, during the 1920s and 1930s. He explains that Bonner was an Anaconda Copper Mining Company [ACM] town, with a company stor…

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  • Lee Christensen Interview, February 14, 1988

    Christensen, Lee

    Lee Christensen discusses his career as a hay derrick—also known as beaver slides or stackers—builder, which started in the 1920s when he apprenticed with another builder before striking out on his ow…

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  • Robert D. Watt Interview, November 15, 1984

    Watt, Robert D

    Watt discusses the effects of the depression in St. Ignatius, Montana, and his careers as teacher and legislator. He talks about the changing tides of politics in Montana, especially dealing with taxa…

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  • Mabel Goldie Peterson Holliday Interview, July 1993

    Peterson Holliday, Mabel Goldie

    Mabel Holliday talks about growing up in various towns in Montana, including Silver Bow, Moiese, and Dixon. She recalls her father working for the Northern Pacific Railroad and explains that because o…

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  • Florence Murray Tubbs Interview, October 24, 1982

    Tubbs, Florence Murray

    Florence Murray Tubbs recalls her family’s experiences in moving to and living in rural Montana in the early 1900s. She describes how her father obtained a homestead near Belt and Raynesford, Montana…

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  • C. Kjell Petersen Interview, August 25, 2018

    Petersen, C. Kjell

    Kjell Petersen talks about staffing the Snow Peak and Beaver Ridge lookouts as a U.S. Forest Service employee, starting in the late 1960s. He recalls how his lookout was struck by lightning three time…

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  • Ruth Halland Interview, February 20, 1992

    Halland, Ruth

    Ruth Halland recalls her experiences as a nurse during the 1930s-1960s. She describes getting her certification as a nurse during the late 1920s, then going back to school in the 1960s at Montana Stat…

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