Annie Knipfer Interview, August 25, 1976


Annie Knipfer


Kathryn P. "Kathy" White



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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.

Document Type

Oral History


Montana women; Montana homesteaders; Midwives, Montana; Women’s fashion; Jeannette Rankin

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, 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 049-028

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:37:15 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_028.mp3; OH_049_028.pdf

Annie Knipfer Interview, August 25, 1976