Dorothy Melvin Interview, May 16, 1980

Interviewee

Dorothy Melvin

Interviewer

Mary Murphy

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Description

Dorothy Melvin discusses the events leading up to her parents’ marriage, the ranches her family owned in Jackson, Montana and Wisdom, Montana, and the bar and ice cream parlors they later owned in Butte, Montana. She describes attending Butte High School, going to dances, and working in a laundry during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Melvin talks about meeting and marrying her husband, Robert Melvin, and his work in the Butte mines. She recalls the accident he suffered following an explosion in one of the mines and the difficulties they faced after he lost his leg.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Jackson, Montana; Wisdom, Montana; Ranch work; Butte mines; Mining injuries

Original Date

5-16-1980

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 098-035

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:46:55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_035.mp3; OH_098_035.pdf

Dorothy Melvin Interview, May 16, 1980

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