• 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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  • Lora Jean Simmons Interview, April 4, 1990

    Simmons, Lora Jean

    Interview with Lora Jean Simmons.This interview hasn't been transcribed yet.

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  • Ethel M. Reed and Deanna Noonan Interview, July 16, 1991

    Reed, Ethel M, Noonan, Deanna

    Interview with Ethel M. Reed and Deanna Noonan.This interview hasn't been transcribed yet.

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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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  • Hazel Karkanen Interview, October 19, 1984

    Karkanen, Hazel

    Mrs. Karkanen describes her life and education in the West Riverside, Milltown, Bonner area of Montana and the effects the Depression had on job availability and wages. She speaks about her 55-year-lo…

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  • Roberta Stroden Interview, August 16, 1999

    Stroden, Roberta

    Roberta Stroden describes her garden in the Swan Valley. She talks about how she became interested in gardening and her gardening philosophy of growing only what can handle the climate. Stroden talks…

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  • Andrew Cogswell and Pauline Cogswell Interview, September 14, 1984

    Cogswell, Andrew, Cogswell, Pauline

    Andrew Cogswell discusses growing up in Montana, attending the University of Montana in the mid-1920s, and working as a newspaper reporter in the late-1920s, before becoming a professor in the Univers…

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  • Patsy Genger Barrett Interview, May 3, 1991

    Barrett, Patsy Genger

    Interview with Patsy Genger Barrett.This interview hasn't been transcribed yet.

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  • Ardis Campbell Interview, September 29, 1986

    Campbell, Ardis

    Campbell describes teaching in one-room schools, living in Bonner, Mont., in the 1920s and 1930s, and the effects of the depression on her life.This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter…

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  • Mabelle Hardy Interview, February 25, 1987

    Hardy, Mabelle

    Hardy describes her experiences growing up in Missoula and going to high school and the University of Montana during the Depression. She talks of her dual role as a housewife with children and social…

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  • Sydney M. Kraabel Interview, October 16, 1985

    Kraabel, Sydney M

    As co-owner of Fisher-Kraabel Chevrolet, Kraabel discusses the automobile business in Missoula from 1932-1966 with emphasis on the 1930s and the economic impact of the Depression.This audio has not be…

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  • Marty Knowlton and Tim Welsh Interview, May 24, 1977

    Knowlton, Marty, Welsh, Tim

    Marty Knowlton recalls the creation and development of the Elder Hostel program, an educational program for senior citizens that allows them attend short courses on college campuses, live in the dorms…

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  • Gordon Reynolds Interview, 1984

    Reynolds, Gordon

    Gordon Reynolds reminisces about his time as a dentist during the Great Depression and his life in Missoula, Montana.This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.

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  • Nellie Morris Roark Interview, November 6, 1984

    Roark, Nellie Morris

    Roark speaks about her childhood and schooling in Montana in the early 1900s. She describes the effects of the Depression on the ranching families living in the Blackfoot Valley, including changes in…

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  • Evelyn Swant Interview, October 15, 1985

    Swant, Evelyn

    Miss Swant talks of her years with the Missoula City-County Library as a student employee, working her way up to the director position and the effects of the Depression on the Library and her personal…

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  • George M. Otto Interview, October 19, 1984

    Otto, George M

    Otto discusses his family history, moving to Montana in 1925, and his father working for the Western Montana Lumber Company at Clark’s Mill. He talks about going to school, the Anaconda Mining Company…

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  • H.G. Merriam Interview, August 14, 1963

    Merriam, Harold Guy

    H.G. Merriam, Professor of English at the University of Montana, discusses the history and development of the literary journal, Frontier and Midland, which was originally titled the Montanan and was p…

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  • Willie Clanton Spaulding Interview, February 17, 1978

    Spaulding, Willie Clanton

    Willie Clanton Spaulding describes growing up on a sheep ranch outside of Billings, Montana, during the early 20th century, and recalls how Billings was founded. She discusses her father’s relationshi…

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