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Mary Lou Gilman of Great Falls, Montana, describes her childhood, education, and work history, as well as her marriage, family, and ethnicity. She recalls her family history, originating in Tipperary, and her great-grandfather, John Egan, who emigrated to the U.S. 1849-'50. Gilman discusses why she studied Irish language and dance, and the history of the Irish language program at University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. The interviewee's full birth date has been restricted in this interview.
Great Falls, Montana; Irish immigrants, Montana; Tipperary, Ireland; University of Montana-Missoula
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana, OH 435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Gilman, Mary Lou, "Mary Lou Gilman Interview, August 19, 2010" (2010). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-005.