• 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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  • 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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  • Irene Callahan Interview, February 17, 1986

    Callahan, Irene

    Callahan discusses her nurses’ training in the 1920s and ‘30s, as well as her career in nursing in Montana throughout the 1900s. She speaks about changes in pay, the different positions she held as a…

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  • James C. Garlington Interview, October 18, 1984

    Garlington, James C

    Garlington discusses the effect of the Depression on the practice of law in Missoula and the general effects on Montana. He includes biographical data.This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape c…

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  • Russell L. Neal and Elaine Neal Interview, September 18, 1984

    Neal, Russell L, Neal, Elaine

    Russell and Elaine Neal discuss Missoula's West side--the Lowell and Whittier school areas--and the effects of the Depression on the teachers and families in the area. They speak about the effects org…

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  • Tom Haines Interview, April 8, 1985

    Haines, Tom

    Tom Haines discusses moving in and out of Montana before buying the OK Trading Company on South Fifth in 1932. He talks about how his business functioned during the height of the Depression, how credi…

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  • Bill Potter Interview, December 17, 2005

    Potter, Bill

    Bill Potter describes coming to Montana in the early 20th century with his parents. He recalls the family homestead and the time they spent camping and backpacking in the Mission Mountains. Potter dis…

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  • Cornelius B. Phillip Interview, circa 1984

    Phillip, Cornelius B

    Cornelius Philip discusses Rocky Mountain Laboratories [RML] in Montana during the 1930s. He talks about the Rocky Mountain spotted fever outbreak, which led to the development of the spotted fever va…

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  • Mark Gibbons Interview, November 1, 2018

    Gibbons, Mark

    Mark Gibbons discusses his nearly 15-year friendship with Butte, Montana poet Ed Lahey, author of The Blind Horses and The Thin Air Gang. Gibbons talks about first meeting Lahey in 1996 at the Garden…

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  • Bessie K. Monroe Interview, circa 1978

    Monroe, Bessie K

    Bessie K. Monroe recalls the origins of the Darby School in the Bitterroot Valley in 1888, which was originally housed in a homesteader’s cabin. She talks about the first teachers at the school as wel…

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