Blanche Averett Copenhaver Interview, March 13, 1980

Interviewee

Blanche Copenhaver

Interviewer

Mary Murphy

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Waitressing; Union; Status of Women committee

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 098-011, OH 098-012

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:09:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_011_012.mp3; OH_098_011_012.pdf

Blanche Averett Copenhaver Interview, March 13, 1980

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