Robert C. Line, Jr. and Ann M. Line Interview, February 10, 2005


Jack Rowan



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Robert Line discusses his family history, including his father’s move from Nebraska to Columbus, Montana and his paternal grandfather’s work as a rural doctor, drugstore owner, and community leader. He describes his father’s World War II service, including his time stationed in Germany, the changes made to the family drugstore after the war, and the summer camp his parents started to host children displaced by war. Line also discusses his maternal grandmother’s involvement in the University Church Women and the Cosmos Club in Missoula, Montana, and his mother’s relationship with Jeannette Rankin and the peace movement. Both Robert and Ann describe the personal and business content of their letter collection.


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Document Type

Oral History


Line family history; Lemuel McClellan Line, 1861-1917; Mary Alice Campbell, 1862-1930; Robert Campbell Line, 1891-1982; Louise Chapman; World War, 1939-1945, aftermath; Columbus, Montana; Missoula, Montana; University Church Women, University of Montana; Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973; Cosmos Club, Missoula, Montana; World War, 1939-1945, military service

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Line Family Interviews, OH 395, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 395-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (39 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:03:52 minutes

Local Filename

OH_395_001.mp3; OH_395_001.pdf

Robert C. Line, Jr. and Ann M. Line Interview, February 10, 2005