Edna Johnson Thomas Interview, circa 1978

Interviewee

Edna Thomas

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

Edna Johnson Thomas recounts her career as a school teacher in the Bitterroot Valley for 42 years during the early to mid-20th century. She describes the difficulties of being a 19-year-old woman teaching boys who were sometimes larger than she was. Thomas recounts a story about a student who was expelled after shooting the school windows.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Hamilton Heights School; Hamilton, Montana; Corvallis, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Homesteading schools; Ravalli County, 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 120-004a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (1 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:02:03 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_004_a.mp3; OH_120_004_a.pdf

Edna Johnson Thomas Interview, circa 1978

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