Myrtle Schaplow describes growing up on her family’s farm in Minnesota. She discusses the interactions that girls had with boys during her childhood, the games they played, and the dances they attended. She talks about going through puberty and describes the different forms of birth control that were used during the early 20th century. Schaplow recalls moving to Montana with her husband in 1919 and raising her children in Bozeman. She concludes by talking about her married life and societal expectations for women at that time.
Farming, Montana; Farming, Minnesota; Agriculture, Montana; Women farmers, Montana; Birth control
Montana Women's Oral History Project, 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 (20 p.: 28 cm.)
Schaplow, Myrtle, "Myrtle Schaplow Interview, August 26, 1976" (1976). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 42.