Opal Brown Interview, April 27, 1985

Interviewee

Opal Brown

Interviewer

P. J. Breidenbach

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Description

Opal Brown speaks on her time in Eastern Montana during the Great Depression. She remembers the difficulties of not being able to afford any luxuries, and just barely scraping by on her family’s small income. She recalls her pet sheep, Bootsy, which she had to get rid of not long after taking him in. Brown speaks about President Franklin Roosevelt and the relative prosperity he brought to Montana during the Depression, supplying jobs for people who had been out of work for years.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Great Depression, 1929-1939; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Eastern Montana

Original Date

4-27-1985

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

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 135-001

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

00:45:14 minutes

Local Filename

OH_135_001.mp3; OH_135_001.pdf

Opal Brown Interview, April 27, 1985

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