Ruth Sale Interview, September 18, 1984

Interviewee

Ruth Sale

Interviewer

Gladys Peterson

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Description

Ruth Sale describes her family’s lumber business—Polley’s Lumber Company—which her grandfather started and her father operated. She mentions the collapse of the business due to the crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression. Sale recalls how the Depression affected her personally such as not being able to live in the sorority house at the University of Montana due to the expense, and having to find work after graduating. She also reminisces about attending the University and what she and her sorority sisters did for fun.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Great Depression (1929-1939); Lumber trade; University of Montana

Original Date

9-18-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, 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 131-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:23:19 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_001.mp3; OH_133_001.pdf

Ruth Sale Interview, September 18, 1984

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