Elmer and Mary Flynn discuss the history of the Flynn family and the ranch begun by Elmer's grandfather. They discuss how they were affected by the Depression and World War II, including the types of crops they had to grow and the jobs they could get. Elmer also discusses his political career in the Montana State Legislature in the 1960s and ‘70s. Flynn discusses the bills passed in the Legislature while he was in office. He speculates on the favoritism showed to companies and industries such as the railroad. Mary and Elmer Flynn talk about the social side of politics, including parties among the wives of those in office. They end the interview by speaking about their religion and how religion tied into the Depression.
This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.
Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 131-029, 030
2 sound cassettes (60 min.) analog + 1 tape counter index (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Flynn, George Elmer, "George Elmer Flynn Interview, October 21, 1985" (1985). Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project. 33.