Mary Taylor Interview, March 27, 2000


Mary Taylor


Dawn Walsh



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Mary Taylor describes growing up in Canada with her twin brother and pacifist father, attending church, and sending care packages to German families who were being bombed during World War Two. She discusses moving to Missoula, Montana, writing letters to Senator Mike Mansfield, and joining the Missoula Peace Group. Taylor talks about her experience at the Hiroshima exhibit, the League of Women Voters, and her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. She concludes by offering her thoughts on the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, poverty, and family as well as defining her personal peace philosophy.


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Document Type

Oral History


Taylor, Mary, 1924-2007; Missoula Women for Peace; Missoula, Montana; Peace activism; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939, 1945; Mike Mansfield, U.S. senator; Missoula Peace Group, Missoula, Montana; League of Women Voters; Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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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 /

Oral History Number

OH 389-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:58:09 minutes

Local Filename

OH_389_008.mp3; OH_389_008.pdf

Mary Taylor Interview, March 27, 2000