Alice Smith Interview, August 11, 1981


Alice Smith


Helen Bresler



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Alice Smith discusses her father, who designed buildings in Butte, Montana, during the early 20th century. She describes growing up in Butte during the 1920s and 1930s, attending school and joining the glee club in high school. Smith talks about getting married and going camping and boating at Flathead Lake [Montana] for family vacations. She recalls her husband’s job as an oiler for the Anaconda Company and her family’s English heritage. An unidentified male speaker, likely Smith’s husband, is present during the interview and occasionally contributes to the conversation. The majority of his remarks are unintelligible. The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Document Type

Oral History


Butte, Montana; Architecture; Daily life; Montana history, Early twentieth century; Anaconda Copper Mining Company

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 098-045, 046

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:04:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_045_046.mp3; OH_098_045_046.pdf

Alice Smith Interview, August 11, 1981