Brian Spellman and Dennis Kern
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 she disliked the isolation from the world and artistic community yet was inspired by the beauty of it. She also mentions Dana’s bargain with her husband that she would only live on a Montana ranch if she was allowed to go to Paris once a year. Walker also tells how Dana acquired the first name “Fra”.
Dana, Fra; Ranching, Montana; Artists, Montana; Authors, Montana; Walker, Mildred
Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Moving Image; Sound; Text
1 VHS cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)
Walker, Mildred, "Mildred Walker Interview, September 11, 1986" (1986). Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection. 4.