Dona Corr Interview

Title

Dona Corr Interview

Interviewee

Dona Corr

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Dona Corr Interview, 1977 (144 KB)

Description

Dona Corr gives a biographical sketch of her life, beginning with her parent’s move from Quebec, Canada, to Montana at the end of the 19th century. She describes being the oldest of three girls, speaking French before learning English in school, and the lack of discipline in her household due to the respect she and her siblings had for their parents. Corr recalls growing up Frenchtown, Montana, and how she enjoyed playing with the neighboring children and going to dances as a teenager. She also details the Frenchtown Church, focusing on its architecture, the masses, and the orders of Catholic priests, as well as the consolidation, breakdown, and creation of the Catholic School system in the Frenchtown-Missoula area. Corr ends the tape by briefly speaking about the caretaking work she did while living in a boarding house in Missoula, Montana.

For additional information on Dona Corr, see oral history interview OH 049-070.

Type

Book

Subjects

Quebec, Canada; French immigrants, Montana; French-Canadian immigrants, Montana; Frenchtown, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Catholicism, Montana

Original Date

5-2-1977

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 049-008

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_008.pdf

Dona Corr Interview

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