This is a collection of stand-alone interviews pulled together by Archives and Special Collections around the topic of Montana authors, artists, and journalists. These interviews were conducted from 1983 to 2018. The original interviews are held at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 8 interviews.
Ada Powell describes why she began her research on the Marcus Daly family, discussing the work that went into her first book, Dalys of the Bitterroot. Powell shares her research techniques and describes the local myths about Marcus Daly, along with March Daly’s life in ... Read More
Carolyn Riebeth remembers her friendships with Joseph Henry Sharp and Fra Dana during the early twentieth century. She discusses their lives in Montana, their marriages and families, where they lived and their art works. She talks about Sharp’s deafness, his photography, letters and his life ... Read More
Clara Thomas talks about the life of the American Western artist Fra Broadwell Dana and their friendship. Thomas describes Dana as an intelligent, charming, and caring person who was an astute business woman, working on her husband’s ranch on Pass Creek, as well as an ... Read More
Deidre McNamer, Jean-Marie Cook, and Patricia Grean
Jean-Marie Cook, Patricia Goedicke's sister, and Goedicke’s close friends, Deirdre McNamer and Patricia Anthony Grean, discuss Patricia Goedicke’s life and poetry. Cook discusses Goedicke’s childhood, focusing on the relationship she had with their psychiatrist father, as well as her cancer and medical history. The group ... Read More
Edward Clair Krebsbach
Edward Clair Krebsbach responds to a set of written questions mailed to him by James Peterson. Krebsbach details the history of KGCX radio station, the second licensed radio station in Montana which was started by his father Ed Krebsbach in the 1920s in Vida, Montana. ... Read More
Mildred Walker reminisces about her friendship with Montana artist Fra Dana and how their relationship during Dana’s sickness in later years. Walker notes that Dana gave her a personal journal to use as inspiration for her novels. Walker also details Dana’s love-hate relationship with Montana—how ... Read More
Paul Lerner discusses his personal history, including working for the United States Air Force before attending and graduating from the University of Montana, Missoula (then called Montana State University) in 1960. He describes the difficulty he faced finding college level teaching positions in the American ... Read More
Sharon Huntley Kahn discusses her relationship with her father Chester Robert “Chet” Huntley and his career as a journalist. Kahn talks about growing up in Los Angeles, California, where her father worked for CBS Radio and then ABC Radio during the 1940s and 1950s. She ... Read More