This is a collection of stand-alone interviews pulled together by Archives and Special Collections around the topic of religion in Montana. The interviewees discuss the Mormon migration into Montana, the St. Ignatius Mission, and the Missoula Jewish community. These interviews were conducted from the 1961 to 1993. The original interviews are held at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 3 interviews.
Father Ignatius Dombeck discusses his path to priesthood. He describes his experiences attending Catholic School as a child, teaching at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and the steps he went through to become a member of the Jesuit Church. Father Dombeck recalls his experiences as ... Read More
Henry Hendrickson describes the Mormon families, including his own, who settled in the Deer Lodge Valley, Montana in the 1870s. He discusses a sect of the Latter Day Saint movement, known as the Church of the Firstborn, or Morrisites.
Rabbi Einat Ramon discusses her decision to becoming a rabbi and the resistance she faced due to her gender from the Conservative Movement Rabbinate in Israel. She describes why she decided to move to Missoula, Montana and her experiences with the Missoula Jewish community. Ramon ... Read More