Blanche Copenhaver describes her experiences working as a waitress and cashier in various towns in the American West which eventually led her to Butte, Montana, in 1937. She talks about her involvement with the union which began after she learned about union benefits. Copenhaver reminisces about her appointment to the Executive Board of her union and, later, her term as president. She also describes her involvement with the Status of Women Committee and the role of women in unions and in the labor force.
Butte, Montana; Waitressing; Union; Status of Women committee
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral History Number
OH 098-011, OH 098-012
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (28 p.: 28 cm.)
Copenhaver, Blanche, "Blanche Averett Copenhaver Interview" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 5.