Grace Hollaway summarizes her parents’ move from Michigan to Townsend, Montana, in 1883. She reminisces about her father’s purchase of the Townsend Star newspaper, and the chores she did as a child both at the newspaper office and at home. She describes helping her mother and sister run the newspaper after the death of her father, learning how to work as an associate editor, and the respect the community had for her mother. She recalls selling the Townsend Star in 1959, and writing and publishing a history of Broadwater County titled Broadwater Bygones. She details her trips for the newspaper, including seeing President Dwight Eisenhower speak in Washington, D. C. Hollaway also discusses her opinions about women in the workforce, her family’s relationship to the Methodist and Episcopalian churches, and her first time camping in the mountains. She describes how women’s lives have changed with the advancement of technology.
Broadwater County, Montana; Broadwater Bygones publication; Townsend Star newspaper, Montana; Townsend, Montana; Women authors, Montana; Women reporters, Montana; Dwight Eisenhower
Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Hollaway, Grace, "Grace Hollaway Interview" (1981). Montana Women’s Oral History Project. 16.