Adelaide Douglas Interview

Title

Adelaide Douglas Interview

Interviewee

Adelaide Douglas

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Adelaide Douglas Interview (68 KB)

Description

Adelaide Douglas gives a biographical sketch of her life beginning by describing her family dynamics and experiences she had living two blocks from the Mississippi River, such as watching the boats and buying treats from a peanut and popcorn wagon. She discusses the musical talents of her mother and aunt and assuming the role of household cook after her mother passed away. She talks about her educational background in Catholic schools and how her father supported her decision to attend college during a time when few women were allowed to go. Douglas reminisces about Fourth of July celebrations and going to the carnival. She talks about living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during college before moving to Montana in 1923. Douglas recalls her first job as a home economics teacher in Plains, Montana, and borrowing horses to ride from the downtown hitching post.

Type

Book

Subjects

Mississippi River; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Twin Cities, Minnesota; Women’s education; Women teachers, Montana; Plains, Montana

Original Date

8-4-1977

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 049-010

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_010.pdf

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