Mae Nichols Schumann Interview, May 31, 1990


Mae Schumann


Gladys Peterson



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May Nichols Schumann discusses her family history, including the lives of her parents and grandparents, before describing her move from South Dakota to Superior, Montana, in 1899. She talks about her life in Superior, Montana, detailing her education, her work history, and the mining and logging industries stationed near her home. She also describes the role that the Milwaukee Railroad playing in shaping and changing her life, including her access to medical care, the relocation of her home, and the death of her first husband. Schumann also describes her family home and the relationship her family had with the Lozeau family.

Document Type

Oral History


Superior, Montana; Mining industry; Logging industry; Milwaukee Railroad; Lozeau family, Montana; Life reminiscence; Women in the workforce

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers, and Farmers Oral History Collection 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 247-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (43 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:36:56 minutes

Local Filename

OH_247_001_002.mp3; OH_247_001_002.pdf

Mae Nichols Schumann Interview, May 31, 1990