Roger Barber and Mary Van Buskirk Interview, September 28, 2002


Erin Cunniff



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Roger Barber and Mary Van Buskirk recall their involvement in the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. They describe the significance of including women delegates in the convention. Van Buskirk discusses how her mother served as a convention delegate from Havre, Montana, as well as her mother’s involvement with the Montana League of Women Voters. Both interviewees talk about the individual women who served as delegates including Dorothy Eck, Margery Brown, and Daphne Bugbee.


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Document Type

Oral History


Montana, Constitutional Convention (1971-1972); Feminism; Montana Missoula; Women; Montana interviews; Sex role, Western United States history; Constitutional law, United States; Constitutions, United States; Constitutional history, United States; Constitutional conventions, Montana

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 378-035

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:60:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:25 minutes

Local Filename

OH_378_035.mp3; OH_378_035.pdf

OCLC Record Number


Roger Barber and Mary Van Buskirk Interview, September 28, 2002
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