Edna Johnson Thomas Interview, circa 1978

Interviewee

Edna Thomas

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

Edna Johnson Thomas recalls her career as a school teacher in the Bitterroot Valley, teaching at Hamilton Heights, Etna School, and Corvallis in the early to mid-20th century. She describes the difficulties of being a 19-year-old woman teaching students who were difficult to deal with and of all different ages in a one- or two-room schoolhouse. Thomas discusses specific children with behavioral issues, such as bullies and boys shooting out school windows with shotguns, as well as students with developmental disabilities. She notes that she learned a lot from teaching.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Hamilton Heights School; Corvallis, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Etna School; Ravalli County, Montana; 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 120-011d

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

00:10:42 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_011_d.mp3; OH_120_011_d.pdf

Edna Johnson Thomas Interview, circa 1978

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