Elizabeth Christy Interview

Title

Elizabeth Christy Interview

Interviewee

Elizabeth Christy

Interviewer

Helen Bresler

Files

Download Transcript of Elizabeth Christy Interview (189 KB)

Description

Elizabeth Christy discusses growing up in Butte, Montana, during the Great Depression. She describes the mining culture, Butte nightlife, the Columbia Gardens, and the Ringling Brothers Circus. She also reminisces about running a grocery store with her husband, Matt Christy, on the corner of Granite Street and Crystal Street. Elizabeth Christy describes her adult social life, changing fashions, her grandfather’s role in building the Greenough House in Missoula, Montana, and her grandmother.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Book

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Mining town; Great Depression; Columbia Gardens, Ringling Brothers Circus; Greenough Hose; Missoula, Montana

Original Date

5-13-1980

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 098-007, OH 098-008

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_098_007_008.pdf

Elizabeth Christy Interview

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