Florence

Interviewee

Florence Chessin

Interviewer

Dawn Walsh

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Description

Florence Chessin briefly discusses growing up in Columbus, Ohio, attending high school during World War Two, and getting married shortly after the war ended. She describes living in Missoula, Montana, as a young mother and helping found the Missoula Peace Group in 1963 in response to the escalation of the Vietnam War and increased military recruitment in area schools. She talks about Missoula Women for Peace, its formation in 1970, the primary goals of the group, and the activities it planned including fundraisers, potlucks, and lectures. Chessin concludes by reflecting on her own children’s level of involvement with the peace movement and on the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Missoula Women for Peace; Missoula, Montana; Peace activism; World War, 1939-1945; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; Jeannette Rankin Peace Center

Original Date

3-30-2000

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Missoula Women for Peace Oral History Project, OH 389, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 389-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:37:39 minutes

Local Filename

OH_389_010.mp3; OH_389_010.pdf

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