Aili Goldberg describes growing up as a part of the Finnish community in Butte, Montana. She recalls her mother’s work as a cook in a boarding house, the types of food her mother prepared for the guests, and the working conditions for women in boarding houses. Goldberg discusses the rise and fall of boarding house popularity during the mid-20th century as well as work opportunities available to women. She talks about the role of organized labor in Butte and the relationships among various Butte neighborhoods.
Goldberg's husband, Clarence Goldberg, participates occasionally during the interview.
Butte, Montana; Boarding houses; Organized labor; Women’s employment
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 098-020, OH 098-021
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (35 p.: 28 cm.)
Goldberg, Aili, "Aili Maki Goldberg Interview" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 11.