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 part of group that 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.
Feminism, Montana Missoula; Women, Montana interviews; Women fire fighters, United States; Fire fighters, United States; Civil rights workers; Peace movements
Montana Feminist History Oral History Collection, OH 378, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (00:60:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)
OCLC Record Number
Koser Konigsberg, Barbara, "Barbara Koser Konigsberg Interview, September 14, 2001" (2001). Montana Feminist History Oral History Project. OH 378-042.