Mae Nan Ellingson Interview

Interviewee

Mae Nan Ellingson

Interviewer

David Brooks

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Description

Mae Nan Ellingson describes what brought her to Montana and the University of Montana in 1967. She talks about her experience as an environmental activist with GASP [Gals Against Smog and Pollution] and as a women’s rights activist. Ellingson discusses serving as the youngest of 19 women delegates in the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972. She recalls how the convention was organized, the Equal Rights Amendment initiative, the anti-partisan atmosphere, and the role of women during the event. Ellingson describes the International Women’s Year Conference in Montana. She discusses attending law school at the UM during the 1970s and the challenges of being one of seven women in a class of 75. She also recalls the difficulty of finding a job because of her gender. Ellingson concludes by elaborating her views on contemporary women’s issues such as health care and child care and her distaste for feminist jargon and labeling.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Montana, Constitutional Convention (1971-1972); International Women’s Year Conference (1977: Helena, Montana); Feminism; Montana Missoula; Women, Montana interviews; Sex discrimination, Montana; Women, Political activity; Constitutional conventions, Montana; Women lawyers, Montana

Original Date

7-12-2002

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

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 378-039

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:60:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:06:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_378_039.mp3; OH378-039.pdf

OCLC Record Number

1004430634

Mae Nan Ellingson Interview
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