Hazel Dorr Interview

Title

Hazel Dorr Interview

Interviewee

Hazel Dorr

Interviewer

Mary Melcher

Files

Download Transcript of Hazel Dorr Interview (268 KB)

Description

Hazel Dorr describes her parents’ motivations to move to Montana, the impact of her father’s arsenic poisoning had on the family, and the employment options available to women without a high school education. She discusses meeting her husband and buying their first property, the droughts they experienced during the 1920s and 1930s, and the birth of her children. Dorr also describes her daily household chores including the time-consuming process of canning food. She talks about her involvement with the Home Demonstration Club and the introduction of conveniences such as like electricity and washing machines. Dorr recalls how she moved to Great Falls, Montana, and sacrificed to ensure her children had a high school education.

Type

Book

Subjects

Great Falls, Montana; Women’s education, Montana; Women’s employment, Montana; Dust Bowl, Montana; Great Depression, Montana; Home Demonstration Club, Montana; Electricity; Household appliances

Original Date

8-1-1981

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 049-024

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (44 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_024.pdf

Hazel Dorr Interview

Share

COinS