Anne Keeling Woodruff Interview, circa 1978

Interviewee

Anne Woodruff

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

Anne Keeling Woodruff discusses attending the Fairplay School in the early 1900s in the Bitterroot Valley. She describes box socials and the how young men jockeyed to buy the teacher’s box. She talks about the programs her school put on for different events like Easter, the end of school, and the coming of spring. Woodruff speaks about the cold winters that she and her mother had to endure, as well going to school when she was three years old because her mother was the teacher. She recalls specific people who attended the Fairplay School as well as her interactions with the older children.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Fairplay School; Fairview School; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Ravalli County, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; One-room schoolhouses

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 120-011a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:10:30 minuntes

Local Filename

OH_120_011_a.mp3; OH_120_011_a.pdf

Anne Keeling Woodruff Interview, circa 1978

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