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.
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
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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.