Mary Wessel Interview

Title

Mary Wessel Interview

Interviewee

Mary Wessel

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Mary Wessel Interview (470 KB)

Description

Reverend Mary Wessel discusses her childhood in New York City, describing her early interest in becoming a teacher and the biblical studies that were part of her education. She describes her move to Los Angeles, California for her health and the teaching opportunities she enjoyed there. Wessell compares the societal differences between the East and West Coast. She reminisces about meeting her husband, and moving to Neinhart, Montana, as well as their travels to other parts of Montana. She recalls the birth of her children, her growing involvement with the church, and her ordainment as a minister. She frequently explains throughout the interview how chronic illness affected her life from childhood into adulthood.

Type

Book

Subjects

Women ministers, Montana; Neinhart, Montana; Women in the church

Original Date

8-11-1981

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 049-062

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_062.pdf

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