• Frank Rummel and Nina Rummel Interview, circa 1978

    Rummel, Frank, Rummel, Nina

    Frank Rummel describes the Fairplay School, also known as the Dutch Hill School, in Ravalli County, Montana. He talks about the teachers who worked there and the school programs that were available wh…

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  • Anne Keeling Woodruff Interview, circa 1978

    Woodruff, Anne

    Anne Keeling Woodruff discusses attending the Fairplay School in the early 1900s in the Bitterroot Valley. She describes box socials and the how young men jockeyed to buy the teacher’s box. She talks…

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  • Nick Kramis Interview, circa 1978

    Kramis, Nick

    Nick Kramis describes his early life and education in the Charlos Heights School, a one-room school in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana, during the early 1910s. He recounts the struggles of being a seco…

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  • Kathryn Holloron Gibbons and Maxine Holloron Interview, February 17, 1978

    Gibbons, Kathryn, Holloron, Maxine

    Kathryn Gibbons and Maxine Holloron recall their childhood days in the early 1900s in the Corvallis area. They speak about their neighbors and classmates, recounting arguments they would get into with…

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  • Jeannette Summers Johnson Interview, circa 1978

    Johnson, Jeannette

    Jeannette Summers Johnson discusses her experiences as a schoolgirl in the late 1800s in the Bitterroot Valley as well as her family’s history. She recalls attending the one-room Skalkaho School and r…

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  • George F. Weisel, Jr. Interview, August 8, 1991

    Weisel, George F., Jr

    George F. Weisel, Jr. describes his 38-year tenure teaching zoology at the University of Montana (UM), which began in the late 1940s. He recalls the small size of the faculty and student body when he…

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  • George Vogt Interview, September 1984

    Vogt, George

    George Vogt tells how his grandfather emigrated from Bavaria, Germany, to the United States in 1852, spending time in New York City and Michigan, before settling in Sula, Montana. He mentions his gran…

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  • Elizabeth Rose Babbitt Interview, February 17, 1978

    Babbitt, Elizabeth Rose

    Elizabeth Babbitt speaks about her experiences growing up in rural Montana in the early 1900s, as well as her life as a school teacher traveling around Montana. She recounts her parents’ stories of ho…

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  • Warner Lundberg and Frank Lundberg Interview, June 11, 1999

    Lundberg, Warner, Lundberg, Frank

    Warner Lundberg and his younger brother, Frank, describe homesteading in the Swan Valley in Montana as the children of Swedish immigrants who came to Montana in the early 20th century. The brothers of…

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  • Carol L. Roberts Interview, November 1994

    Roberts, Carol L

    Carol Roberts discusses her experiences teaching on a one-room schoolhouse in Yaak, Montana. She describes a typical day of teaching, including lesson plans and using the school’s woodstove for heatin…

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  • Blanche Hamel, Flore Hamel, and Edmond Hamel Interview, April 2, 1975

    Hamel, Blanche, Hamel, Flore, Hamel, Edmond

    Sisters Blanche and Flora Hamel and their brother, Edmond Hamel, Jr., describe growing up Frenchtown, Montana, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They talk about their mother and father em…

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  • Felsi Boldt Interview, circa 1978

    Boldt, Felsi

    Felsi Boldt describes her parents’ move from Germany to Hamilton in 1899 to homestead in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Boldt remembers the logging her father did on their homestead. She recalls atte…

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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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  • 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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  • Colleen Kesterson and Wes Kesterson Interview, October 9, 2009

    Kesterson, Colleen, Kesterson, Wes

    Colleen Kesterson describes teaching school at Salmon Prairie School and Swan Lake. She and Wes discuss raising two Vietnamese foster children in addition to their biological daughter, Charlene. Wes r…

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  • Doris Haasch and Harold Haasch Interview, February 25, 2002

    Haasch, Doris, Haasch, Harold

    Doris Haasch recalls the memories that she documented in diaries since she was 12 years old. She describes her childhood in Woodworth, Montana, attending school and social function there, such as danc…

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  • Richard Solberg Interview, October 16, 1991

    Solberg, Richard

    Richard Solberg reminisces about attending the University of Montana (UM) in the 1950s and returning in 1961 to teach in the Department of Botany. He describes serving as director of the Biological St…

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  • Grace Leavitt Iman Interview, February 17, 1978

    Iman, Grace

    Grace Iman discusses her childhood attending Sleeping Child School in Ravalli County. She recalls some of her classmates as well as the box socials that her school hosted. Iman remembers everyday thin…

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  • Tenina Pominville Little Interview, March 10, 1988

    Little, Tenina

    Tenina Pominville Little speaks on her life, recounting stories from her childhood in Eastern Montana on a homestead as well as her married life in Missoula and Frenchtown, Montana, ranching and suppo…

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  • Emma Van Blaricom Freeze Interview, circa 1978

    Freeze, Emma

    Emma Freeze talks about her childhood experiences and memories at the Roll School and in the Bitterroot Valley during the early 1900s. She talks about her first teacher as well as specific classmates…

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