Rhoda Richardson Interview, March 24, 1977


Rhoda Richardson


Kathryn P. "Kathy" White



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Rhoda Richardson discusses her parents’ childhoods, their marriage, and the jobs her father took before the family moved to Lothrop, Montana. She describes how her close relationship with her mother and boarding with friends in Missoula while getting her high school education. Richardson recalls the sex education her mother gave her and moving back to Missoula because of her mother’s illness. She describes working as a stenographer during the Depression, her social life at church, and the evolution of women’s style.

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.


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Document Type

Oral History


Women in Montana; Lothrop, Montana; Ranches, Montana; Sex education for women; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Women’s fashions; Stenographers

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 049-037

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:47 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_037.mp3; OH_049_037.pdf

Rhoda Richardson Interview, March 24, 1977