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In her interview, Valerie Danby Smith of Bozeman recalls growing up in Dublin with an Irish Catholic mother and an Anglo-Irish Protestant father, her experiences with boarding school, and being separated from her family. She speaks to her opinion of knowledge, how she came to be in the United states, and why she stayed.
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana OH-435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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Oral History Number
Smith, Valerie Danby, "Valerie Danby Smith interview, October 31, 2011" (2011). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH435_102.