Eunice Morris Brown Interview, September 28, 1995


Eunice Morris Brown


Gladys Peterson



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Eunice Brown discusses growing up in the Potomac Valley in Montana. She recalls her happy childhood and her early education, which was delayed by a two-year long case of rheumatic fever. She talks about going to Normal College in Dillon, Montana where she worked numerous jobs and studied to become a schoolteacher. Brown describes her time teaching in Bonner, Montana, and explains that she was the first teacher to own a car in Bonner. She talks about quitting teaching to care for her husband after he suffered a heart attack, and working odd jobs to make ends meet. Brown discusses opening her own gift shop next to the Wilma Theatre in downtown Missoula, which required her to go on various buying trips to Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles.


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Document Type

Oral History


Missoula, Montana; Wilma Theatre; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Potomac, Montana; Dillon, Montana; Montana State Normal School; Western Montana College; Schoolteachers, Montana; Business owners, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Communities Oral History Collection, 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 364-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:39:15 minutes

Local Filename

OH_364_001.mp3; OH_364_001.pdf

Eunice Morris Brown Interview, September 28, 1995