Valentine Catherine

Interviewer

Mary Murphy

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Description

Val Webster describes growing up in a labor union family in Butte, Montana. She recalls working as waitress, waiting on the miners, and joining the Women’s Protective Union in 1929. Webster talks about serving as recording secretary for the union in 1936 and then its business agent for 16 years. She discusses her experiences as an agent, negotiating with restaurants, hotels and chains to achieve better pay, working conditions, and hours for members of the union.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Labor history; Twentieth century labor; Women’s Protective Union; Hospitality workers

Original Date

5-8-1980

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, 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 098-047

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (32 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:56:37 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_047.mp3; OH_098_047.pdf

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