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.
Chinook, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Immigrants, Norway; Homesteading; Depression, 1929-1939; Marriage; Children; Family history
Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers, and Farmers Oral History Collection Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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 / email@example.com
Oral History Number
OH 295-001a, b
1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)
McIver, Martha, "Martha Staff McIver Interview, July 8, 1993" (1993). Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers and Farmers Oral History Collection. 12.