Annie Moore Knipfer describes her childhood growing up in Massachusetts before moving to Montana with her husband. She talks about her duties on their homestead, including herding sheep, raising chickens, tending a garden, and raising three children. Knipfer reminisces about her time spent working as a mill worker, a nanny, and a doctor’s assistant before she married. She recalls wishing she’d gone to college for nursing, and how much she enjoyed working as a midwife after she moved to Montana. Knipfer also discusses women’s fashion during the early 1920s and how it evolved. She also offers her opinion on women’s involvement in politics and the importance of being able to vote. She briefly mentions having voted for Jeannette Rankin.
Montana women; Montana homesteaders; Midwives, Montana; Women’s fashion; Jeannette Rankin
Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)
Knipfer, Annie, "Annie Knipfer Interview" (1976). Montana Women’s Oral History Project. 10.