Anna Marinovich Interview, May 28, 1980


Anna Marinovich


Mary Murphy



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Anna Marinovich recalls the story of her mother moving to Anaconda, Montana, as a mail-order bride from Yugoslavia. Marinovish describes her family’s experiences in Butte, Montana, the boarding house her mother ran, and meeting her own husband in that boarding house. Marinovich discusses her relationship with her mother, who was reluctant to let her marry. She reminisces about popular characters around Butte, including Crazy Mary, Crazy Mullaney, and Tony the Trader’s family. Marinovich describes the different ethnicities living in Butte and her family’s experiences during the Spanish Influenza epidemic and the Panic of 1907.

Document Type

Oral History


Butte, Montana; Boarding houses; Spanish Influenza; Panic of 1907; Mail order brides; Eastern European immigration, Montana; Anaconda, Montana; Crazy Mary, Butte; Crazy Mullaney, Butte; Tony the Trader, Butte

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 098-031, 032

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (53 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:52:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_031_032.mp3; OH_098_031_032.pdf

Anna Marinovich Interview, May 28, 1980