• Dona Corr Interview, December 19, 1980

    Corr, Dona

    Dona Corr briefly discusses her childhood chores and doing more of the outside work than her two younger sisters. She explains how she got her teaching certificate from Western Montana College in Dill…

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  • Kathryn H. "Kay" Roberts Interview, August 11, 1981

    Roberts, Kathryn H

    Kathryn "Kay" Roberts summarizes her family’s move to a homestead near Roberts, Idaho. She discusses going to school, the work her family did on the homestead, and her town’s reaction to changing wome…

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  • Adelaide Douglas Interview, August 4, 1977

    Douglas, Adelaide

    Adelaide Douglas gives a biographical sketch of her life, beginning by describing her family dynamics and experiences she had living two blocks from the Mississippi River, such as watching the boats a…

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  • Viola Bennett Interview, November 14, 1978

    Bennett, Viola

    Viola Bennett gives a brief biographical sketch of her life, beginning with her family’s move from Missouri to Montana in 1898 and their settlement on a ranch in Wolf Creek. Bennett describes her comm…

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  • Henrietta Hoon Interview, April 19, circa 1977

    Hoon, Henrietta

    Henrietta Hoon describes coming to Montana with her family in 1892 by train. She talks about her family living in Butte, then later moving to Granite, Montana, because her father worked at the mine. S…

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  • Louise Line Interview, May 5, 1977

    Line, Louise

    Louise Line describes growing up in a middle- to upper-class family in the Lake Geneva area of Montana. She discusses her father’s involvement in getting a YMCA built in town and her family’s employme…

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  • Hilda Denny Interview, May 26, 1977

    Denny, Hilda

    Hilda Denny gives a biographical sketch of her life, beginning with how her parents came to own a ranch in Montana, as well as the births of their four children and the unfortunate death of a son. She…

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  • Sarah Caroline Ross Johnston Interview, July 27, 1977

    Johnston, Sarah Caroline

    Caroline Johnston describes growing up on her family’s farm in Indiana during the 1890s. She discusses her daily chores of raising ducks and chicken and milking the cows. Johnston talks about her fami…

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  • Johanna McElwain Interview, May 31, 1977

    McElwain, Johanna

    Johanna McElwain describes her childhood on a homestead at Douglas Creek, located outside of Drummond, Montana. She discusses the household chores she was assigned, what her family did for entertainme…

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  • Juanita Officer Interview, April 1977

    Officer, Juanita

    Juanita Officer describes her father’s employment with the railroad which brought him to Bozeman, Montana in 1883. She talks about how her mother met him in Montana later, traveling on her own with tw…

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  • Hazel Dorr Interview, August 1, 1981

    Dorr, Hazel

    Hazel Dorr describes her parents’ motivations to move to Montana, the impact her father’s arsenic poisoning had on the family, and the employment options available to women without a high school educa…

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  • Emma Evers Interview, August 1976

    Evers, Emma

    Emma Evers describes growing up on her family’s farm in Iowa with 13 brothers and sisters. She recalls the chores they did and the games they played as well as dropping out of school at age 16 to help…

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  • Grace Hollaway Interview, July 22, 1981

    Hollaway, Grace

    Grace Hollaway summarizes her parents’ move from Michigan to Townsend, Montana, in 1883. She reminisces about her father’s purchase of the Townsend Star newspaper, and the chores she did as a child bo…

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  • Sophie Guthrie Interview, August 1976

    Guthrie, Sophie

    Sophie Guthrie describes her family’s move to Montana, and the homestead her father built while her mother took care of seven children alone. She recalls attending school in Bozeman and taking care of…

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  • Dona Corr Interview, May 2, 1977

    Corr, Dona

    Dona Corr gives a biographical sketch of her life, beginning with her parents’ move from Quebec, Canada, to Montana at the end of the 19th century. She describes being the oldest of three girls, speak…

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