Kate Erpelding describes growing up on a farm in Minnesota. She discusses her chores, growing up speaking Czechoslovakian, and learning to speak Polish and English. Erpelding recalls the disciplinary techniques her parents used and social events that her family participated in as she was growing up. She talks about meeting her husband and getting married as well as describing her marriage as an equal partnership. Erpelding concludes about talking about the importance of respect for both partners in a marriage.
When this interview was conducted, the interviewee requested to remain anonymous in the transcript and audio. Archives and Special Collections has chosen to lift this restriction now that the interviewee is deceased.
Farming, Minnesota; Women in Montana; Czech immigrants
Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Erpelding, Kate, "Kate Erpelding Interview, June 15, 1977" (1977). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 27.