Guide to the New Deal in Montana/Fort Peck Dam Oral History Project
1987-1989

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Montana Historical Society
Title: New Deal in Montana/Fort Peck Dam Oral History Project
Dates: 1987-1989 ( inclusive )
Quantity:
122 interviews
Number of pages in transcript or summary provided in container list
Collection Number: New Deal in Montana/Fort Peck Dam Oral History Project
Summary: This oral history project examines the effects of the New Deal, and the experiences of those involved in the construction of Fort Peck Dam.
Repository: Montana Historical Society Research Center
Archives

225 N. Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT 59620-1201
(406) 444-2681
mhslibrary@mt.gov

Languages: English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

This oral history project documented the economic recovery programs initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s and 1940s. These Depression-era programs - including the Work Projects Administration (WPA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the resettlement Administration - played a significant economic role in the state of Montana, which was listed as second in per capita receipt of New Deal dollars during the Depression. A large portion of the interviews focused on the lives of the workers involved in the Fort Peck Dam project, including cultural and social life in the area.

Content Description

The project, conducted between 1987 and 1989, includes 122 interviews with people involved in agricultural programs, commerce, cultural development, Native American culture, labor, work projects, or state and county government. A large portion of the interviews focused on the lives of the workers involved in the Fort Peck Dam project, including cultural and social life in the area.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Restrictions, if applicable, are indicated within specific oral history descriptions.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation :  

[OH number][Interview title] Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Inventory is arranged by item, with each oral history interview listed by its unique OH number. An abstract for each interview is provided in the inventory to allow keyword searchability. The abstract includes the number of cassettes, CDs or transcript pages for the interview, as appropriate. Researchers requesting copies of interviews should refer to the OH number when ordering.

Acquisition Information :  

Interviews in the collection conducted by Montana Historical Society Staff or volunteers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

OH 1051: MADELIA JONES, DOROTHY DEWEY SMITH, AND DORIS JEFFRIES INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Madelia Jones (b. 1905), Dorothy Dewey Smith (b. 1926), and Doris Jeffries lived in the Fort Peck, Montana, area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. They discuss their work in the hospital at Wheeler, their childhoods, a tick fever epidemic, their parents' work. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1052: KENNETH TURNER, MARJORIE PEARSON TURNER, AND BARBARA PEARSON KAISER INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Kenneth and Marjorie Turner and Barbara Kaiser were residents of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. They discuss the operation of Hotel Wheeler; their work in the project barracks and mess hall; and recreation. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1053: WALTER INLOW INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Walter Inlow (b. 1913) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam (1936-1939). He discusses dredge work on the dam, working conditions, hardships, recreation. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1054: CARTER V. JOHNSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Carter V. Johnson was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work as an electrician on the project, recreation, living quarters, construction safety, working conditions. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1055: PETER PENNER INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Peter Penner (b. 1892), a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s discusses his work as a laborer, work on dredge and sawmill crews, life at Park Grove, the slide disaster. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1056: WILLARD C. "CRAIG" SAXTON INTERVIEW
3 tape(s), Summary 12 pages
Willard "Craig" Saxton (b. 1914), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam, discusses his work on the dam, hazards, tunnel construction, his interest in the paleontology of the area, recreation, the secrets of dance hall girls, the nature of work crew, living quarters. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1057: VERN AND GUSTAV EMANUELSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Vern Emanuelson and Gustav Emanuelson (b. 1909) were residents of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. Gustav discusses working in the tunnels, and road building for the Work Progress Administration (WPA). They both discuss living conditions, and recreation in the area. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 28, 1987, Saco, MT.
OH 1058: IVER MARTIN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Iver Martin (b. 1913) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses driving trucks and buses for the project; the slide disaster; his work at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Troy; wages; and a visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 27, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1059: ROY DEDOBBLELEER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Roy DeDobbleleer (b. 1907) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He recalls work as a laborer and a pneumatic drill operator; living conditions; farming; employment in other states and Costa Rica. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 27, 1987
OH 1060: JACK SCHYE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Jack Schye (b. 1913), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s remembers the towns of Park Grove and Wheeler; working in the shafts; and recreation. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 27, 1987
OH 1061: LLOYD LARSON INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Lloyd Larson (b. 1908) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work as a saw operator, the slide disaster, construction accidents, work for the Bowen Garage and living in Glasgow and Wheeler. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 26, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1062: NORENE ROMIG BROWN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript in-process pages
Norene Brown (b. 1917) was a Fort Peck, Montana resident during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. She discusses her work at Vornholt's Drug Store, recreation, dances, living quarters, the slide disaster, living in Glasgow and her husband's work on the dam. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 26, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1063: CARL H. PLUMLEE INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 8 pages
Carl Plumlee (b. 1909), resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his schooling at Bozeman, work for the Montana Power Company, surveying, construction problems, building dredges, living conditions. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1064: LEONARD BOWSER INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Leonard Bowser (b. 1911) resident of Fork Peck, Montana during the 1930s discusses his work mapping the Fort Peck Dam site; living conditions for workers and their families; a slide disaster; surveying tunnels. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1065: THELMA STEARNS BONDY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 21 pages
Thelma Bondy (b. 1914) discusses life in Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the 1930s. She also comments on Martinville, work at the hotel and store, a slide disaster and the flood of 1935. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1066: OLAF H. "OLIE" GILBERTSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Olaf Gilbertson (b. 1919), a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses living conditions, area towns, recreation, the slide disaster, conducting soil samples, truck driving. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 30, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1067: ROBERT TAYLOR AND STELLA CLARK TAYLOR INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Robert Taylor (b. 1920) and Stella Clark Taylor were residents of the Fort Peck, Montana area during construction of the Fort Peck Dam during the late 1930s. They discuss Robert's work as surveyor and engineering technician; living in Park Grove; living conditions in the Fort Peck area. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 26, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1068: ERICK OLSON INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 9 pages
Erick Olson (b. 1907) a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s discusses his work as a tractor operator building a pipeline, barracks life, recreation, wages, hours, an injury to his leg. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 28, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1069: WILBUR BRYSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s),Summary 4 pages
Wilbur Bryson, (b. 1918) a Fort Peck, Montana resident during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses barracks life, work hours, recreation, work on the spillway gates and cut-off wall. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 28, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1070: MELVIN L. HANSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 24 pages
Melvin Hanson (b. 1918) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work as a railroad fireman and engineer for the project on the Saco Branch Line, quarry work at Snake Butte, recreation, and living conditions. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 28, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1071: RUTH SHANAHAN VAN FAASEN
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Ruth Van Faasen (b. 1913), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses her work in the accounting office; living in a hotel; recreation. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 3, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1072: ROBERT RHODES INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Robert Rhodes (b. 1903), a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses work on a dredge crew; his fellow workers; a slide disaster. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1073: CHARLES "CHUCK" JOHNSTON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Charles "Chuck" Johnston (1915-1988) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses dredge work on the dam, photography, the Fort Peck Flying Service, area towns, recreation, living conditions and his later navy career. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1074: KERMIT BAECKER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 6 pages
Kermit Baecker (b. 1909) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work as a deck hand, moving floating equipment on the Missouri River; wages; living in Wheeler; recreation; slide disaster. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1075: DAVID GREGG, WILLIAM WHISENNAND, AND LYLE NELSON INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
David Gregg (b. 1918), William Whisennand (b. 1916), and Lyle Nelson were residents of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam during the late 1930s. They discuss the New Deal Era, raising vegetables, the slide disaster, living conditions, recreation, work on the dam. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1076: LLOYD CARLSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Lloyd Carlson, Fort Peck, Montana resident during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his work in the tunnels and as a truck driver; working conditions; recreation; his career as civil servant. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, September 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1077: JOHN MAXNESS AND LEILA MCPHERSON MAXNESS INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
John and Leila Maxness were residents of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. They discuss living in McCone City; operating a bar with her first husband Tom McPherson; recreation; his work clearing brush. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1078: ORVILLE SHEFELBINE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Orville Shefelbine (b. 1914), resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s discusses his work clearing brush and building the spillway; Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps; living conditions; recreation; the town of New Deal. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1079: JAMES WISEMAN AND FLORENCE WISEMAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
James (b. 1906) and Florence Wiseman, residents of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discuss James' work on the railroad, the spillway, and the rigger; and Florence's work in a laundry; living conditions; recreation. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1080: LINDA KUEBLER SKINNER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Linda Skinner (b. 1908) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. She discusses her work in a meat market in New Deal; living conditions; recreation; the slide disaster; work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers information booth at the dam site. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1081: EDI G. MASSA SERNEL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Edi Sernel was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. She discusses her childhood in Red Lodge; her work as a telephone operator for the project; living conditions; recreation. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1082: WILLIAM FLY INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 15 pages
William Fly (b. 1914) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his childhood in Laurel, his clerical work on the dam project, barracks life, recreation, the slide disaster. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1083: ETHELYN "BROWNIE" MASON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Ethelyn Mason was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam during the late 1930s. She describes her secretarial work for the project; recreation. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1084: ALDEN CANTERBURY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Alden Canterbury (b. 1909) Fort Peck, Montana resident during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam, 1936-1939, discusses his work on the dredge crew and tug boat; living conditions. Interviewed by Mary Murphy, July 30, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1085: OWEN WILLIAMS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Owen Williams (b. 1915), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s describes recreation, barracks life, his work on the dam and the Crow Indian heritage. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1086: PHILIP GANNON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Philip Gannon (b. 1916) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work as an engineer, a slide disaster, recreation in the area. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1087: JEROLD VAN FAASEN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Jerold Van Faasen (b. 1913), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses survey and concrete work; living conditions; recreation; his work as an engineer. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 3, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1088: FRED MICHELS INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Fred Michels (b. 1914) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses working for a Buttrey's store, recreation, wages. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1089: CLARENCE CRANE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Clarence Crane (b. 1910) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses stripping work on the dam and living conditions. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1090: JAMES MONTFORT INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
James Montfort (b. 1914), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his work stripping and truck driving, living in Wilson, and recreation. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1091: HAROLD BRYANT INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Harold Bryant (b. 1920), a Fort Peck, Montana resident during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses quarry work, living in Park Grove, a slide disaster, recreation in and around Fort Peck. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1092: JOHN PORTEEN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
John Porteen (b. 1903), a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his work on the dam following the slide disaster, living conditions, recreation. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1093: PETER FRIESEN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Peter Friesen (b. 1912) of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his concrete work; training as a welder; recreation; local scarlet fever epidemic. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1094: MYRON F. "BARNEY" BAKER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Myron F. "Barney" Baker, Fort Peck, Montana resident, discusses his work in the late 1930s during the Fort Peck Dam construction. He specifically discusses his work truck driving; living in Wheeler; recreation; a slide disaster, and his work in Glasgow. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 29, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1095: WALTER LUSE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Walter Luse (b. 1907) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work clearing brush; other laboring jobs; the drilling business; a slide disaster. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 30, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1096: TOM MULLEN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Tom Mullen (b. 1903) a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses his work in tunnels, pipelines, and Derrick boat. He recalls the slide disaster, working conditions, and recreation. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 30, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1097: EMIL KRAVIK INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Emil Kravik (b. 1919) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work on dredges and pipelines, truck driving, recreation, working conditions. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 30, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1098: JIM WARDLOW INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Jim Wardlow (b. 1906) a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s, discusses living on a houseboat; his work on a drilling crew; flying; recreation. Interviewed by Rick Duncan, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1099: GEORGE LARSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
George Larson (b. 1920) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his work on a pipeline, recreation, the slide disaster, working conditions. Interviewed by Diane Sands, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1100: RAYMOND HOLDERMAN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Raymond Holderman (b. 1919) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. He discusses his father's work in the state-owned liquor store, recreation, wages, work in the quarry, and the landslide disaster at the dam. Interviewed by Diane Sands, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1101: MARGE FITZSIMMONS INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 1 pages
Marge Fitzsimmons (b. 1917) was a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. She discusses her childhood; working in Flaten's dress shop in Glasgow; Buttrey's in Fort Peck; and recreation in the Fort Peck area. Interviewed by Diane Sands, August 1, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1102: RUBY MORTON MARTIN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Ruby Martin (b. 1911) was a resident of the Fort Peck, Montana area during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s. She discusses her training and work as a nurse; health care facilities; living in a hotel; recreation; living conditions. Interviewed by Diane Sands, July 31, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1103: ANTONE GORENC INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Antone Gorenc (b. 1915), a resident of Fort Peck, Montana during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam in the late 1930s discusses his work on construction of the Beartooth Highway; on sawmill and cement crews at the dam; conducting soil tests; and living conditions. Interviewed by Diane Sands, August 2, 1987, Fort Peck, MT.
OH 1104: RUSSELL STADALMAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Russell Stadalman (b. 1915) discusses his experiences with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Alder and Olney areas; describes winter working conditions; construction of a giant water trough; and fire fighting near Elk Lake. He also recounts recreational activities such as boxing and fishing. Interviewed by Mike Korn, July, 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1105: FRED FROEBEL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Fred Froebel discusses his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); his job as a canteen steward; recreation and life in Winifred and Lewistown, Montana; local wages. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1106: SIDNEY D. KEIL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 8 pages
Sidney Keil (b. 1917), a North Dakota native, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935 and was stationed in North Dakota, Washington, and Minnesota and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. Keil discusses life in the CCC camps and his work there. Interviewed by Doni M. Phillips, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1107: HERBERT JACOBSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 28 pages
Herbert Jacobson (b. 1913) discusses growing up in Fairview, North Dakota, and Lambert, Montana; loss of family homestead during the Great Depression; working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), including camp discipline and organization, work as a carpenter in the Alder, Paradise, and Thompson Falls areas, fire fighting at Elk Lake, and road and trail construction work; Fort Peck dam; education at Montana State College, Bozeman; service in U.S. Navy during World War II; predator and wildlife control; health care; and his views on Franklin Roosevelt, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Communism, and the Anaconda Company. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1108: JOE KNUTSON INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Joe Knutson was a Civilian Conservation Corps worker in West Yellowstone, Montana in the late 1930s. He remembers building roads, camp life, social activities, and equipment used. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1109: EDMOND B. CHERRY, JR., INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 6 pages
Edmond Cherry, Jr. (b. 1916), was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker in Montana in the 1930s. He discusses traveling during the depression, life in the CCC camps, fighting fires, social activities in Dillon, camp leaders. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 9 & 10, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1110: MILTON RITTER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 17 pages
Milton Ritter worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park, Montana during the 1930s. Ritter discusses Depression conditions; his work building campgrounds; surveying for a telephone line; fighting fires; camp life; a visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt; military service. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1111: HAROLD SHREWSBERRY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Harold Shrewsberry (b. 1918) discusses his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Libby, Montana area during the 1930s including a discussion of camp life, cooking for the camp, wages, equipment, social activities. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1112: GLEN MOORE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Glen Moore (b. 1912) discusses his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s; including his work at the Kerr Dam, St. Regis road construction, camp life, and his work on a Utah bird refuge. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1113: LARRY NORRIS INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Larry Norris (b. 1914) discusses working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Paradise and Moiese, Montana and in California; including fire fighting, work as camp clerk, morale in the camps. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT
OH 1114: KNUTE KAMPEN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Knute Kampen (b. 1916) served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1937-1938 at Medicine Lake, Squaw Creek, and Thompson Falls, Montana. He discusses his work at a bird refuge, on a rock crew, building trails, camp life. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1115: ROBERT HALLIDAY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Robert Halliday, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker in the 1930s, discusses depression conditions, a strike in CCC camp, recreation, relations with Dillon, Montana towns people, work as head of a maintenance crew and wages. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1116: KENNETH GILLESPIE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Kenneth Gillespie discusses his work for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Havre and Fort Missoula, Montana in the 1930s; setting up the post exchange system for the Fort Missoula district; and his military career. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 26, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1117: JESS STOVALL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Jess Stovall (b. 1910) discusses her work for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Yellowstone National Park area during the 1930s; Depression conditions; camp life; social activities; and men in the camp. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1118: RALPH BOATMAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 5 pages
Ralph Boatman (b. 1914) was a Civilian Conservation Corps worker in Utah and Idaho in the 1930s. He discusses road construction, different camps, work accidents. Interviewed by Michael Korn, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1119: ALBERT TONG INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 11 pages
Albert Tong (b. 1915) describes his early childhood in Montana; his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Camp Nine Mile, Goat Creek, and Belton; daily life at the camps; and his motorcycle. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1120: HAROLD DUCELLO INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 12 pages
Harold Ducello discusses his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) near Ekalaka and Augusta, Montana. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1121: STUART MARKLE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 6 pages
Stuart Markle (b. 1916) discusses his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Clam Lake near Glidden, Wisconsin; and World War II service as a crew member of a navy sea plane bomber operating in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Interviewed by Mike Korn, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1122: ARTHUR MORANG INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Arthur Morang discusses his experiences with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Nine Mile, Montana; areas outside Missoula; Moab, Utah; and his later life. Interviewed by Mike Korn, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1123: ARTHUR CHARKOFF INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Arthur Charkoff (b. c. 1917) discusses his parents immigration from Russia and settlement in Montana; his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), stationed at Camp F76 near Libby; reactions of local people to CCC workers; his duties in the camp infirmary; service in Army Air Force in Europe during World War II; college education and work following military service. Interviewed by Mike Korn, July 9, 1988, Dillon, MT.
OH 1124: TOM COLLERAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Tom Colleran (1898-1994) was a Montana Relief Commission worker in Jordan and Baker, Montana from 1934 until 1948. He discusses his job as a caseworker, the process of applying for relief, clients, types of relief. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 23, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1125: MARY BRADY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 15 pages
Mary Brady (1910-2001) discusses her employment in the Miles City, Montana Works Progress Administration (WPA) office from 1935 to 1938; and brief employment with the Civil Works Administration. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 19, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1126: JOE W. LOVEC INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 20 pages
Joe W. Lovec (b. 1915) discusses his early life on a homestead near Baker, Montana; experiences with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), 1934-1935, at camps near Whitetail and Volborg, Montana; describes camp construction, camp life, recreation, and discipline; opinions of New Deal; life in eastern Montana during the Depression; sheep and cattle ranching in Fallon and Custer counties. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 21, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1127: JEAN STANLEY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Jean Stanley describes growing up near Ismay, Montana; working in Works Progress Administration (WPA) sewing room; her father's WPA work; living conditions during the Depression; and the New Deal. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 20, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1128: ELLA AND ELLIOT MILLER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 14 pages
Elliot Miller discusses his parents' covered wagon journey from South Dakota to Montana; homesteading; experiences with the National Youth Administration (NYA) at Fort Keogh, Montana, including horse breeding and frozen semen studies conducted by Dr. Stuart McKenzie; attending Montana State College; ranching; and poetry. Ella Miller discusses her parents' immigration from Ireland; her mother's death; her marriage to Elliot Miller; raising a family; experiences with the NYA; athletics; coping with insects; and ranching. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 22, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1129: DAVID RIVENES INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 9 pages
David Rivenes, a Miles City, Montana resident discusses his work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Depression of the 1930s, the government's Land Utilization Program, the Soil Conservation Service, agricultural practices, drought, dryland farming, grazing districts. Rivenes also discusses running his TV station and amateur athletic activities including Taekwondo and Sumo wrestling. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 20, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1130: C. MAX HUGHES INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
C. Max Hughes discusses his parents homestead in the Roundup area; college education; the Kinsey Project; recollections of the Works Progress Administration (WPA); the Land Utilization Project and dam construction in eastern Montana; Soil Conservation Service; and Depression of 1930s. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, July 21, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1131: JEROME COOKSEY INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 13 pages
Jerome Cooksey discusses his work with the Agriculture Survey in Custer County, Montana, during the 1930s; various New Deal Programs; the economic Depression of 1930s; his experiences with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and his employment with the local cannery and Montana/Dakota Utility. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, August 5, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1132: JOSEPH DENT INTERVIEW
3 tape(s), Summary 14 pages
Joseph Dent (1902-1994) discusses his work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Broadus, Lame Deer and Forsyth, Montana as a foreman and finance officer in construction, timbering, surveying and road work. He also discusses community activities such as playing the piano for local dances. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, August 6, 1988, Broadus, MT.
OH 1133: CECIL E. WYNES INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 9 pages
Cecil E. Wynes (1910-2000) discusses his parents' homestead; his experiences during the 1930s Depression; working with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the Miles City and Glendive areas; his military service; employment as an automobile mechanic; and his retirement. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, August 8, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1134: GEORGE GRAY INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 11 pages
George Gray discusses his experiences with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Camp 967, Glacier National Park; the camp's organization, entertainment activities, and army administrators; winter living conditions; deserters; the installation of telephone cable under Going-to-the-Sun Highway; and later life. Interviewed by Doni Phillips, August 8, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1135: DONALD MORROW AND AGNES MORROW INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 17 pages
Don Morrow (b. 1916) discusses growing up in Mildred and Glasgow; his marriage to Agnes Wagner; his family's work during the construction of Fort Peck Dam; President Franklin Roosevelt's visit to the dam; memories of Wheeler, Montana; his relocation to Harlem; experiences during building of the Snake Butte Dam; and health care. Agnes Morrow discusses her memories of the construction of Fort Peck Dam; the 1930s Depression; work women did in the Fort Peck area; and family life. Interviewed by Laurie Mercier, August 15, 1988, Helena, MT.
OH 1136: JOHN MORRISON, SR. INTERVIEW
3 tape(s), Transcript 38 pages
John Morrison (b. 1902) discusses his childhood in England; his immigration to Montana in 1922; his work on the Bozeman Hill Road and the Mosby bridge; depression conditions of the 1930s; the Works Progress Administration (WPA); and his work as a Montana Highway Department engineer including construction standards and materials. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 7, 1988, Helena, MT.
OH 1137: ETHEL E. GEORGE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Ethel George (b. 1903) discusses her childhood in the Midwest; raising a family during the economic depression of the 1930s; family life and health care; farming and ranching in the Miles City area; relocation to Kinsey as part of the Resettlement Administration program; 1943 flood and other recollections. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 18, 1988, Kinsey, MT.
OH 1138: MADELINE O'NEILL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Madeline O'Neill (1912-1990) describes her work as a nurse in Bozeman and Helena, Montana from the 1930s to the 1960s including discussions of diseases; lack of antibiotics; the nurses' relationship with physicians. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 11, 1988, Bozeman, MT.
OH 1139: CHARLOTTE EDWARDS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 30 pages
Charlotte Edwards (b. 1913) discusses her youth and schooling in Custer and Powder River Counties; working with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Powder River County; depression conditions; working for the Custer County Treasurer's office. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 14, 1988, Helena, MT.
OH 1140: ELIZABETH PHELPS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 36 pages
Elizabeth Phelps (b. 1923), a Sidney, Montana resident remembers her childhood in the 1930s; the Depression; her mother's work for a Works Progress Administration (WPA) nursery school; local social activities; living conditions; farm activities; National Youth Administration projects. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 16, 1988, Sidney, MT.
OH 1141: HELEN MATHIASON AND RENO ESKRO INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Helen Mathiason (b. 1921) and Reno Eskro (b. 1912), residents of Mildred, Montana discuss their work with the National Youth Administration; projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA); the Depression of the 1930s; work of relatives for the Milwaukee Railroad. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Mildred, MT.
OH 1142: KENTON STICKNEY INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Kenton Stickney (b. 1911) describes the depression of the 1930s in the Ismay, Montana area; ranching; social activities; Works Progress Administration (WPA) work. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Ismay, MT.
OH 1143: MARY A. BALLENTINE INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Mary Ballentine (1901-1996) a Miles City, Montana resident, discusses growing up, schooling, social activities, marriage, and her family. She also discusses her husband's work for the Works Progress Administration as a welding instructor and the depression conditions of the 1930s. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1144: FRED L. CAMPBELL, SR. INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Fred Campbell (1912-1989) a Kinsey, Montana resident, discusses his schooling; depression conditions of the 1930s; working for the Works Progress Administration building dams, surveying, farming; social activities. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 18, 1988, Kinsey, MT.
OH 1145: HENRY CHRISTMAN AND LYDIA CHRISTMAN INTERVIEWS
1 tape(s), Summary 3 pages
Henry Christman (1911-1994) and Lydia Christman, Plevna, Montana residents discuss depression conditions of the 1930s; working for the Work Progress Administration moving buildings; social activities; their children. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 18, 1988, Plevna, MT.
OH 1146: BERDETTE ASKIN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Berdette Askin (1907-1993) an Ismay and Terry, Montana resident, discusses his schooling; work digging wells; work for Works Progress Administration in the Kinsey area; Depression conditions of the 1930s. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Ismay, MT.
OH 1147: JOHN WILLMAN AND MONTE RENE WILLMAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 8 pages
John Willman (1902-1995) and Monte Willman discuss their childhoods; the depression conditions of the 1930s; work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and National Youth Administration (NYA); social activities in Plevna, Montana; and Cheyenne Indians in the Lame Deer area. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Plevna, MT.
OH 1148: FRED ROSLER AND MARTHA ROSLER INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 2 pages
Plevna, Montana residents Fred Rosler and Martha Rosler (b. 1899) discuss the Depression conditions of the 1930s, work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), farm life, and drought. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 17, 1988, Plevna, MT.
OH 1149: LAWRENCE HAMAN AND LILY HAMAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 7 pages
Lawrence and Lily Haman (1912-1991), Miles City, Montana residents discuss depression conditions of the 1930s; their work for the Works Progress Administration; ranching; droughts; and social activities. Interviewed by John Terreo, November 18, 1988, Miles City, MT.
OH 1150: KENNETH J. TURNER INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 12 pages
Kenneth Turner (b. 1914) discusses growing up on a homestead near Great Falls, Montana; the depression of the 1930s, including work in gold and coal mines; the Rural Electrification Administration (REA); the Resettlement Administration of the Farmers Home Administration (FHA); the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); the Works Progress Administration (WPA); and bootlegging during Prohibition. Interviewed by John Terreo, Nov. 22, 1988, Kremlin, Mont.
OH 1151: LEO REMSH INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 12 pages
Leo Remsh (b. 1914) discusses his childhood and education in Great Falls, Montana; experiences during the Great Depression; his work with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during early 1930s at Apgar, Montana and Moab, Utah; and his later life in Great Falls. Interviewed by John Terreo, December 1, 1988, Great Falls, MT.
OH 1152: JULIA JUNE CHITWOOD TREES INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 58 pages
Julia Trees (b. 1920) a resident of Fishtail, Montana discusses her family life and growing up in Carbon County during the Great Depression, including her mother working in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) sewing room; her experiences with the National Youth Administration (NYA); and her career as a teacher. Interviewed by John Terreo, December 13, 1988, Fishtail, MT.
OH 1153: HENRY JORGENSEN INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 33 pages
Henry Jorgensen (b. 1912) talks of his family and homestead in the area of Dagmar, Montana; business and agriculture in Sheridan County, Montana; the formation of Sheridan County; the 1930s Depression; the construction of the Fort Peck Dam; his experiences with the Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey Project; work as principal at Central High School in Helena; memories of C.R. Anderson; teaching and public education. Interviewed by John Terreo, January 31, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1154: BESSIE HEJLESEN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 6 pages
Bessie Hejlesen discusses her early life and family; relocation to Montana in covered wagon; the family homestead; raising a family; and recollections of the 1930s depression. Interviewed by John Terreo, February 15, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1155: GRANT MEYERS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 34 pages
Grant Meyers discusses road construction in Western Montana during the 1930s including MacDonald Pass, Lolo Hot Springs, Libby, Elliston, and Helena; types of horse-drawn equipment and paving materials; and general living and working conditions for construction and survey crews. Interviewed by John Terreo, February 15, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1156: GEORGE BROOKS AND NEVA BROOKS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 28 pages
George Brooks (1902-1990) discusses his early life and family in Livingston, Montana; work as a printer for the Livingston Enterprise and Independent Record; and the 1930s Depression. Neva Brooks (1908-1997) discusses her early life and family; attitudes toward women during 1920s and 1930s; employment as a telephone operator; the 1930s Depression; work with the Montana legislature during the 1950s; and her retirement. Interviewed by John Terreo, February 16, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1157: DORIS GRIBBLE INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 36 pages
Doris Gribble (1908-1991) discusses her early childhood in Alysworth, Oklahoma; relocation to Montana in 1916; attending school in Lewistown, Montana; raising a family and life in Great Falls during the Great Depression; her husband's work with the Works Progress Administration (WPA); work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Great Falls and Townsend, Montana; the licensing of LPNs in Montana; and changes in nursing since the late 1940s. Interviewed by John Terreo, February 28, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1158: CLARICE THOMAS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Clarice Thomas discusses her children and family; experiences as a ranch wife in Montana before and during the 1930s Depression; Franklin Roosevelt's welfare programs, including the Works Progress Administration (WPA) the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Production Credit Association (PCA); her home at Shawmut, Montana; making and selling apple box furniture; social activities; women's role in health care; living without electricity; drought; welfarism; and Christianity. Interviewed by John Terreo, March 14, 1989, Townsend, MT.
OH 1159: MARGARET DAVIS INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 14 pages
Margaret Davis (1889-1995) discusses her childhood; her parent's homestead near Blossburg, Montana; her own homestead; starting a family; the 1930s Depression; seeing her first airplane; getting electricity and road construction; the 1935 earthquake in Helena; relocating to Helena; World War I; World War II; and health care in rural areas. Interviewed by John Terreo, April 19, 1989, Helena, MT.
OH 1160: MARK LAROWE INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 51 pages
Mark LaRowe (b. 1915) discusses his work with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in California and in Haugan, Montana during the late 1930s including living conditions, work as camp cook, social activities; his naval service in the Pacific during World War II; and his operation of a motel in Circle, Montana. Interviewed by John Terreo, May 19, 1989, Roberts, MT.
OH 1161: MARY LAROWE INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 10 pages
Mary LaRowe (b. 1918) discusses her parents and growing up on a homestead near Glendive; marriage; family; opinions on New Deal programs. Interviewed by John Terreo, May 19, 1989, Roberts, MT.
OH 1162: MAE TAKES GUN CHILDS INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript in-process pages
Mae Takes Gun Childs (b. 1892), daughter of Dessie Bad Bear, compares Crow Agency Superintendents Ashberry and Yellowtail; the first Sundance on Crow Agency; Crow Fair celebrations; attending the Mission School (Urseline Sisters); peyote use and police attempts to limit it; and CCC camps. Interviewed by Carson Walks Over Ice, May 10, 1989, Crow Agency, MT.
OH 1163: EFFIE HOGAN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 10 pages
Effie Hogan discusses her recollections of Ashberry, the Superintendent of Schools on the Crow Reservation; Superintendent Robbie Yellowtail (Effie's husband); the Shoshone Sundance; Caleb Bull Shows, William Big Day, Camel Big Hail, Henry Big Day (dancers in the Sundance); Crowfair celebrations; and the construction of roundhalls. Interviewed by Carson Walks Over Ice, May 22, 1989, Little Big Horn National Battlefield, Crow Agency, MT.
OH 1164: THOMAS BULL-OVER-HILL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 9 pages
Thomas Bull-Over-Hill discusses his recollections of superintendents Asbury and Yellowtail; the appointment of district boss farmers on Crow Agency; first celebration of Sundance on Crow Agency in 1941; Crow Fair celebrations; his experiences in the Crow Fair Rodeo; rodeo participants Carl Leider, George Shaver, Jimmy Cooper, Joe Littlebird, and Anos High Eagle; building Round Halls; peyote use and conflicts with police; his work in CCC and WPA programs; and herding buffalo on the Montana-Wyoming border. Interviewed by Carson Walks Over Ice, May 27, 1987, Crow Agency, Mont.
OH 1165: JOHN BULLTAIL INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 14 pages
John Bulltail, a Crow Tribe elder, discusses the introduction of the Sundance to the Crow Agency Reservation, Montana; origins of the Crow Fair celebrations; Fourth of July celebrations in Lodge Grass; the Self Determination Act; CCC projects; and the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) cabin near Indian Creek. Interviewed by Carson Walks Over Ice, June 13, 1989, Hardin, MT.
OH 1166: GEORGE TAKES THE GUN INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Transcript 17 pages
George Takes The Gun (1909-1993) discusses his recollections of Crow Agency School Superintendents' Asberry and Yellowtail; the Boss Farmer program; the history of Crow Fair; Crow Fair celebrations; the Sundance; caring for Buffalo herd in the 1940s; going to school in Lodge Grass, Montana; building Round Halls; WPA programs; peyote; and his experiences building roads. Interviewed by Carson Walks Over Ice, June 8, 1989, Hardin, MT.
OH 1167: GERARD PESMAN INTERVIEW
3 tape(s), Transcript 57 pages
Gerard Pesman (1906-2000) discusses his father's work for the Huntley and Hysham, Montana irrigation projects which began in 1909; his own work driving tour buses in Yellowstone National Park from 1926 to 1941; the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); his childhood. Interviewed by John Terreo, June 19, 1989, Bozeman, MT.
OH 1168: RAY J. QUIST INTERVIEW
1 tape(s), Summary 13 pages
Ray Quist (b. 1916) discusses his childhood in Forsyth, Montana; family's relocation to Bozeman in 1925; experiences as a mechanic and tour bus driver in Yellowstone National Park from 1935 to 1939; World War II service as an aircraft mechanic of B-17 bombers; work in the farm machinery and equipment business. Interviewed by John Terreo, June 19, 1989, Bozeman, MT.
OH 1169: BUD POSTEMA INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Transcript 56 pages
Bud Postema (1911-1998) discusses his parents and homesteading in the Manhattan, Montana area; early life and education; his family's grocery business; the 1930s Depression; Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); Yellowstone Park Transportation Company; experiences and recollections as a tour bus driver; park visitors, other drivers and various other employees; and retirement. Interviewed by John Terreo, June 20, 1989, Bozeman, MT.
OH 1170: DONALD STEELE INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 21 pages
Donald Steele (b. 1912) discusses his childhood in Billings, Montana; his father's work as chief of the Billings Fire Department; and his experiences as a tour bus driver in Yellowstone National Park from 1935 to 1941. Interviewed by John Terreo, June 22, 1989, Billings, MT.
OH 1202: EUGENE A. DUNLOP INTERVIEW
2 tape(s), Summary 4 pages
Eugene Dunlop discusses his work as a mechanic and dispatcher for the Yellowstone National Park Transportation Company; and bus models used in the park. Interviewed by John Terreo, June 26, 1989, Helena, MT.

Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Montana Historical Society Research Center catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search under these terms.

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Fort Peck Dam (Mont.)
  • Montana
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States. Work Projects Administration (Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana

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