Bessie K. Monroe Interview, July 29, 1977

Interviewee

Bessie K. Monroe

Interviewer

Eleanor Wend

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Description

Bessie Monroe discusses her career as a journalist, working as a reporter at various Montana papers including the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republican [later the Ravalli Republic]. She talks about working for the Ravalli Republican from the 1920s to the time of the interview. Monroe describes the Bitterroot Valley’s history and the Jesuit missionaries who settled there long before white settlers reached the area. She talks about her involvement with the women’s suffrage movement in Montana, the Chamber of Commerce in Hamilton, and the Women’s Club. Monroe concludes by discussing societal expectation for women during the early 20th century.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Women journalists; Montana, women; Social conditions; Missoulian; Ravalli Republican; Ravalli Republic; Women’s clubs; Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Jesuits, Montana; Missionaries, Montana

Original Date

7-29-1977

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 049-034

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:29:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_034.mp3; OH_049_034444.pdf

Bessie K. Monroe Interview, July 29, 1977

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