Anne Keeling Woodruff Interview, circa 1978

Interviewee

Anne Woodruff

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

Anne Keeling Woodruff describes her experiences attending the Fairplay School in Ravalli County, Montana, during the early 1900s. She briefly discusses her parents’ origins and how they ended up in Montana, then moves on to her time in school, remembering each of her teachers. Woodruff talks about the expansion of the Fairplay School as well as the pranks the children played on their teachers and the activities they participated in, such as musicals. She recalls how classrooms functioned with teachers teaching multiple grades at the same time and in the same room, and she details the different teaching styles of each of her teachers.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Fairplay School; Ravalli County, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Homesteading schools; Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Original Date

1978

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, 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 120-001b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:22:57 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_001_b.mp3; OH_120_001_b.pdf

Anne Keeling Woodruff Interview, circa 1978

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