Matt Christy Interview

Interviewee

Matt Christy

Interviewer

Helen Bresler

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Description

Matt Christy, who emigrated from Yugoslavia to the United States as a young man, describes working as a grocery store clerk and becoming the owner of multiple stores in Butte, Montana. He discusses various aspects of life in Butte, including the mines, city economics, prostitution, entertainment, and religion as well as the relationship between ethnic and racial groups. Christy also talks about cultural shifts he witnessed amongst the local population during his time in Butte.

Christy’s surname in Yugoslavia was Christovich. He changed it after immigrating to the United States.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Yugoslavian immigrants; Grocery stores, Montana

Original Date

3-13-1980

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 098-009, OH 098-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:43:42 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_009_010.mp3; OH_098_009_010.pdf

Matt Christy Interview

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