Carolyn Frojen discusses her childhood, her elementary education—mentioning how the educational system worked while she attended—and her high school education. She recalls what inspired her to be a teacher, and her first year working as an elementary school teacher in 1932. Frojen shares how the Great Depression affected her and the ranchers around Broadus, Montana. She talks about losing her job when she got married in 1941 because married women weren’t allowed to teach at that time. Frojen tells how she rejoined the workforce in the 1950s and becoming County Superintendent in Powder River County. She reminisces about her experiences as the County Superintendent, and running as County Superintendent in Missoula County, sharing some of the challenges she faced.
Teachers, Montana; Broadus, Montana; Powder River County, Montana; Missoula County, Montana; Education, Montana; Great Depression (1929-1939)
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 131-055, 056
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)
Frojen, Carolyn, "Carolyn Frojen Interview, July 9, 1987" (1987). Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project. 9.