Dona Corr Interview

Title

Dona Corr Interview

Interviewee

Dona Corr

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Dona Corr Interview, 1980 (146 KB)

Description

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 Dillon, Montana, and her work as a school teacher in Frenchtown, Montana. She also talks about body image and how she was very popular among the boys because of her weight and opinionated personality. Corr reminisces about marrying later than most women and being in charge of the marital finances due to her higher education level. She recalls the nature of her husband’s labor and how he managed to retain work as a mechanic throughout the Great Depression. Corr briefly talks about her five children, how she made and laundered their clothes, and when she acquired her first washing machine and electric refrigerator.

For more information on Dona Corr, see oral history interview OH 049-008.

Type

Book

Subjects

Western Montana College, Dillon, Montana; Frenchtown, Montana; Great Depression; Women teachers; Montana

Original Date

12-19-1980

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 049-070

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_070.pdf

Dona Corr Interview

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