Kathryn Holloron Gibbons and Maxine Holloron Interview, February 17, 1978


May Vallance



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Kathryn Gibbons and Maxine Holloron recall their childhood days in the early 1900s in the Corvallis area. They speak about their neighbors and classmates, recounting arguments they would get into with the group they walked to school with. They discuss the relationship of the country school to the church and how it served as a social hub for the community, housing Christmas programs, box socials and Sunday school. They talk about their family members, recounting where their siblings are now, and what brought their parents to Corvallis in the first place. Kathryn briefly describes her teaching career and the places it took her.


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Document Type

Oral History


Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Mountain View School; Corvallis, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; homesteading

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 120-006c

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:10:16 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_006_c.mp3; OH_120_006_c.pdf

Kathryn Holloron Gibbons and Maxine Holloron Interview, February 17, 1978