Grace Hollaway Interview

Title

Grace Hollaway Interview

Interviewee

Grace Hollaway

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Grace Hollaway Interview (578 KB)

Description

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 both at the newspaper office and at home. She describes helping her mother and sister run the newspaper after the death of her father, learning how to work as an associate editor, and the respect the community had for her mother. She recalls selling the Townsend Star in 1959, and writing and publishing a history of Broadwater County titled Broadwater Bygones. She details her trips for the newspaper, including seeing President Dwight Eisenhower speak in Washington, D. C. Hollaway also discusses her opinions about women in the workforce, her family’s relationship to the Methodist and Episcopalian churches, and her first time camping in the mountains. She describes how women’s lives have changed with the advancement of technology.

Type

Book

Subjects

Broadwater County, Montana; Broadwater Bygones publication; Townsend Star newspaper, Montana; Townsend, Montana; Women authors, Montana; Women reporters, Montana; Dwight Eisenhower

Original Date

7-22-1981

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

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 049-059

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_059.pdf

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