Helmi Hannuksela Jackson Interview
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Helmi Jackson describes her childhood in Finland and how her mother died when Helmi was only three. Jackson talks about visiting her sister in 1923 in Butte, Montana, and deciding to stay. She recalls working as a waitress in a boarding house in Butte and meeting her first husband there. She talks about taking extra work as a housemaid during the Great Depression when her husband couldn’t get a job. Jackson describes becoming a boarding house proprietor after her husband died and later remarrying.
No audio of this interview exists. The interviewer took notes and produced summary of the interview.
Butte, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Finnish immigrants; Boarding houses; Great Depression
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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1 transcript (2 p.: 28 cm.)
Jackson, Helmi Hannuksela, "Helmi Hannuksela Jackson Interview" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 13.