Alexander George Interview, March 12, 1986

Interviewee

Alexander George

Interviewer

Rose Mary Urbigkeit

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Description

Alexander George discusses the historical context that led to the boom of Greek immigrants in the United States during the early twentieth century. He describes his family history, detailing how his father immigrated in the United States in 1909 and moved to Missoula for a job in railway expansion. George also discusses the impact World War Two had on Greek immigrants in Montana, the early Greek community in Missoula, and customs and values within the community. He describes the different Greek families in Missoula, including marriages between Greek immigrants and non-Greek immigrants, and how Greek names were translated into English.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Greek immigration; Missoula, Montana; World War, 1939-1945

Original Date

3-12-1986

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 156-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:13:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_156_001.mp3; OH_156_001.pdf

Alexander George Interview, March 12, 1986

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