Barbara Koser Konigsberg Interview, September 14, 2001


Diane Sands



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Barbara Koser Konigsberg discusses her role as an activist and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Missoula, Montana, during the early 1970s. She talks about organizing the first all-female fire-fighting brigade and a number of consciousness-raising groups. She describes how the activist groups she was a part of clashed with University of Montana administration and Missoula police when activists tried to take over the ROTC building. Konigsberg also recalls the cross-activism among feminist, anti-war, and civil rights groups in Missoula.

Document Type

Oral History


Feminism, Montana Missoula; Women, Montana interviews; Women fire fighters, United States; Fire fighters, United States; Civil rights workers; Peace movements

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 378-042

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:60:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:32:47 minutes

Local Filename

OH_378_042.mp3; OH_378_042.pdf

OCLC Record Number


Barbara Koser Konigsberg Interview, September 14, 2001
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