Pat Williams interview

Interviewee

Pat Williams

Interviewer

Mark Gibbons

Files

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Description

OH 438-07: An interview with Montana politician Pat Williams who served for Montana’s first district from 1979-1993. Williams grew up with poet Ed Lahey in Butte, Montana and regained contact with Lahey while in Congress and later when the two men resided in Missoula, Montana. Williams shares stories of his time meeting with Lahey in Missoula and his never-ending curiosity about Lahey’s talent and process as a writer. Williams talks about his shared Irish heritage and mining background with Lahey. Williams explains how those similarities play into Lahey’s personality as well as how they are demonstrated in Lahey’s poetry. Williams and Mark Gibbons, the interviewer, remember how Lahey used his poetry as a platform to express his strong political views.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Ed Lahey, Poetry, Literature

Original Date

4-10-2013

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Ed Lahey Oral History Project OH-438, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 438-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (30:47 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (8 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

30:47 minutes

Local Filename

oh 438-07.mp3; OH438-007.pdf

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