Mary Miller talks about her mother, Ann Brockway’s, life from her birth in 1891 to retirement. Miller recounts stories about her mother’s childhood and how her family settled in Montana. She recalls her mother’s desire to stay in school as long as possible to become an artist even though her parents pushed her to go into business. Miller remembers her mother’s multiple marriages and the impact that had on her ability to be independent. Miller talks about Brockway’s extensive involvement in community works projects, volunteer work, and politics, including her stint as mayor of Miles City and running for a seat in the Montana State House of Representatives. She also recalls her mother’s involvement in leisure activities such as playing bridge, and changing trends such as clothing and hairstyles through the early 1900s into the mid-1900s.
Women in politics; social conditions; Women, Montana, Biography; Women, Montana, Social Condition; Women, Political activity, Montana; Miles City, Montana, history; Libby, Montana, history; Prohibition; Prostitution; Stanford University; American Red Cross
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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Oral History Number
OH 049-032, 033
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)
Miller, Mary, "Mary Miller Interview, October 3, 1979" (1979). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 38.