Claudia Brown Interview, March 20, 2000


Claudia Brown


Dawn Walsh



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Claudia Brown describes how growing up in Butte, Montana, and experiencing the Vietnam War, prompted her involvement in the peace movement. She discusses Missoula Women for Peace, the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Brown mentions Missoula, Montana residents and activists, Rae Horan and Connie Skousen and how they influenced her as an activist. She discusses what peace means to her and how she thinks it can be achieved in modern society. Brown explains her work with Missoula Women for Peace and its organized activities, emphasizing the stereotype-defying characters of fellow activists.


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Document Type

Oral History


Missoula Women for Peace; Missoula, Montana; Peace activism; Butte, Montana; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; League of Women Voters; Jeannette Rankin Peace Center; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Rae Horan; Connie Skousen

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 389-009

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_389_009.mp3; OH_389_009.pdf

Claudia Brown Interview, March 20, 2000