Mildred Walker Interview, September 11, 1986

Interviewee

Mildred Walker

Interviewer

Brian Spellman and Dennis Kern

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Description

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”.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Dana, Fra; Ranching, Montana; Artists, Montana; Authors, Montana; Walker, Mildred

Original Date

9-11-1986

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 266-001

Media Type

Moving Image; Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

video/mp4; application/pdf

Run Time

00:30:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_266_001.mp4; OH_266_001.pdf

Mildred Walker Interview, September 11, 1986

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