Sophie Guthrie Interview

Title

Sophie Guthrie Interview

Interviewee

Sophie Guthrie

Interviewer

Kathy White

Files

Download Transcript of Sophie Guthrie Interview (14.3 MB)

Description

Sophie Guthrie describes her family’s move to Montana, and the homestead her father built while her mother took care of seven children alone. She recalls attending school in Bozeman and taking care of her sister’s two children. Guthrie talks about moving onto one of the Native American reservations in Montana [Blackfoot Reservation?] in 1895 after her father died. She reminisces about delivering mail on horseback and getting married. Guthrie discusses the lack of birth control available to women at that time, her experience giving birth and how women were expected to behave during this time. She discusses taking over the post office in Big Timber, Montana, in 1906, while raising eight children. She describes her involvement with the Women’s Club, the suffrage movement, including serving as the head of the Montana women’s suffrage campaign.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Social conditions; Homemaking; Women’s education; Sociology; Marriage, 20th century; Women, marital status; Homesteading, Montana; Native Americans, Montana; Birth control, women; Post offices, Montana; Big Timber, Montana; Women’s suffrage, Montana; Women’s Club, Montana

Original Date

8-1976

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 049-020, OH 049-021

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_020_021.pdf

Sophie Guthrie Interview

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