Jacquelyn Elaine


Dawn Walsh



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Jacquelyn "Jackie" McGiffert describes her childhood in Pennsylvania, her father and his experience during World War One, her own experience working in a war plant during World War Two in between semesters of college, and her attitudes toward war. She discusses her decision to move to Missoula, Montana, in order to be a journalist and how she met her husband. She also talks about the beginnings of her peace activism which prompted her subsequent involvement with Missoula Women for Peace group, and her disagreement with Jeannette Rankin over whether or not the United States’ involvement in World War Two was justified.


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Document Type

Oral History


McGiffert, Jacquelyn Elaine, 1923-2016; Missoula Women for Peace; Missoula, Montana; Peace activism; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Journalism, Montana; Jeannette Rankin

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 389-005

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:45:20 minutes

Local Filename

OH_389_005.mp3; OH_389_005.pdf

Jacquelyn Elaine