• Glenn Carmichael and Aili Carmichael Interview, April 28, 1987

    Carmichael, Glenn, Carmichael, Aili

    Glenn and Aili Carmichael discuss the history of Butte, Montana. Glenn Carmichael describes how his family came to in Montana, when he met Senator William A. Clark as a child, and how he ended up work…

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  • Chester Kinsey Interview, April 14, 1980

    Kinsey, Chester

    Chester Kinsey discusses his experiences living in Havre, Montana, and in the Great Falls area of the state. He describes his lifelong belief in socialism and Communism and his support of unions. He a…

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  • Donald A. Calder Interview, June 19, 1980

    Calder, Donald A

    Donald Calder discusses his family history in Butte, Montana. He describes how his father, a tailor from Scotland, moved to Butte in 1894. Calder discusses his early years in the blacksmith trade, the…

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  • Clarence Goldberg Interview, March 22, 1980

    Goldberg, Clarence

    Clarence Goldberg recalls his family history, including his parents’ emigration from Sweden to the United States. He describes his experiences as a miner, the development of Butte, Montana’s mining in…

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  • Pat Williams Interview, November 23, 2015

    Williams, Pat

    Pat Williams recalls serving as a representative from Butte, Montana, in the Montana legislature, and serving in the U.S. House as a representative from Montana from the 1960s through the 1990s. He di…

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  • Marion Wheeler Scott Interview, August 8, 2013

    Scott, Marion Wheeler

    Marion Wheeler Scott, daughter of former U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler, discusses her father’s career, reputation, and her family’s views of and relationships with various politicians during the time…

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  • Margaret Lemm Interview, May 9, 1980

    Lemm, Margaret

    Margaret Lemm describes growing up in the McQueen neighborhood of Butte, Montana, and her father’s work in the mines. She talks about receiving nurse’s training at St. James in 1929, marrying her husb…

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  • Margaret Woolaghan Nelson Interview, circa 1978

    Nelson, Margaret

    Margaret Woolaghan Nelson describes her childhood in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana, during the early 1900s. She recalls her family moving to the valley from Butte, Montana, due to her father’s poor h…

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  • Eunice “Dune” Wilhelm Hultman Interview, September 15, 1999

    Hultman, Eunice

    Eunice Hultman describes being raised in the Swan Valley of Montana, by her parents Babe and Eva Wilhelm who owned the 33 Bar Ranch near Holland Lake. Hultman discusses how she and her husband Buff ra…

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  • Perdita E. Duncan Interview, March 18, 1980

    Duncan, Perdita E

    Perdita Duncan describes her experiences as a young African American growing up in Butte, Montana, during the early 20th century. She recalls the racial discrimination her parents and other African Am…

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  • Helen B. McGregor Interview, April 16, 1980

    McGregor, Helen B

    Helen McGregor describes growing up in Butte, Montana, during the early 20th century. She talks about her father’s veterinary practice, the Butte red light district, miners, strikes, and economic chan…

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  • Aili Maki Goldberg Interview, March 22, 1980

    Goldberg, Aili

    Aili Goldberg describes growing up as a part of the Finnish community in Butte, Montana. She recalls her mother’s work as a cook in a boarding house, the types of food her mother prepared for the gues…

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  • Joe Quilici Interview, January 23, 2016

    Quilici, Joe

    Joe Quilici recalls growing up in Butte, Montana, in the 20th century, and his tenure in the Montana House of Representatives during the latter half of the century. He discusses his Butte Italian and…

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  • Claudia Brown Interview, March 20, 2000

    Brown, Claudia

    Claudia Brown describes how growing up in Butte, Montana, and experiencing the Vietnam War, prompted her involvement in the peace movement. She discusses Missoula Women for Peace, the Jeannette Rankin…

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  • Pat Williams Interview, November 20, 2015

    Williams, Pat

    Pat Williams remembers his childhood in Butte, Montana, and early tenure in the Montana state legislature in the mid-to-late 20th century. Williams recalls growing up working in his father’s restauran…

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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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  • Florence Stafferson Interview, August 1, 1977

    Stafferson, Florence

    Florence Stafferson describes her parents’ emigration from Sweden to Montana where her father opened a general store in Anaconda. She discusses her childhood growing up around the smokestack and smelt…

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  • Anna Marinovich Interview, May 28, 1980

    Marinovich, Anna

    Anna Marinovich recalls the story of her mother moving to Anaconda, Montana, as a mail-order bride from Yugoslavia. Marinovish describes her family’s experiences in Butte, Montana, the boarding house…

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  • Harvey Connole Interview, September 5, 1978

    Connole, Harvey

    Harvey Connole, who worked at the Clark Mansion in Butte, Montana, talks about his acquaintance with “Copper King” and Montana politician William. A. Clark and Clark’s son, William. A. Clark, Jr. Conn…

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  • Margaret Cunningham Interview, April 24, 1980

    Cunningham, Margaret

    Margaret Cunningham describes growing up in Butte, Montana during the early 20th century. She talks about her social life, working as a clerk, and living through the Great Depression. Cunningham discu…

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