Martha Staff McIver Interview, July 8, 1993

Interviewee

Martha McIver

Interviewer

Gladys Peterson

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Description

Martha Staff McIver discusses her family history, detailing how her grandparents emigrated to the United States from Norway and her parent’s homestead near Chinook, Montana. She describes her childhood and everyday chores and responsibilities on the farm. She discusses her marriage and children, including her husband’s severe injury, and managing the farm with her children for four months. McIver also describes the effects that the Great Depression had on her family’s life.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Chinook, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Immigrants, Norway; Homesteading; Depression, 1929-1939; Marriage; Children; Family history

Original Date

7-8-1993

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 295-001a, b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:14:46 minutes

Local Filename

OH_295_001_a_b.mp3; OH_295_001_a_b.pdf

Martha Staff McIver Interview, July 8, 1993

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