Linda Smith Interview, March 19, 2002


Linda Smith


Erin Cunniff and Darla Torres



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Linda Smith describes serving in the Peace Corps and her introduction to feminist and underground publications. She explains her initial interest in printing, working first for an alternative press in Texas and then establishing Mountain Moving Press in Missoula, Montana. Smith discusses her involvement in WORD [Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development]. She talks about developing an interest in community building and organization in relation to growth management, open space, and neighborhood councils. Smith concludes by describing her involvement with In Other Words, a Missoula, Montana feminist forum radio show on NPR, and her concerns about how to encourage young women to become politically active.


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Document Type

Oral History


Smith, Linda—Political Activity; Mountain Moving Press (Missoula, Montana) History; In Other Words (radio program); Feminism Montana; Underground press publications United States; Women printers Montana Missoula Biograph; Women Montana Interviews

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Feminist History Oral History Collection, OH 378, 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 378-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:60:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:00:37 minutes

Local Filename

OH_378_004.mp3; OH_378_004.pdf

OCLC Record Number


Linda Smith Interview, March 19, 2002
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