Winifred Tisdale Interview, April 1977


Winifred Tisdale


Kathryn P. "Kathy" White



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Winifred Tisdale discusses her affiliation with the Yellowstone Club in Livingston, Montana, and the club’s focus on program committees, organization and charter, and the literary events. She briefly describes the role that the club had in the creation and continued funding of the Park County Library. Tisdale details how club members volunteered as librarians and collected books after the library’s creation in 1901. She also recalls the petition for a tax levy for the library and the efforts of the club to obtain the men’s vote since the petition was introduced before women had the right to vote in Montana. Tisdale concludes by discussing the club’s relationship with the Montana Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.


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Document Type

Oral History


Yellowstone Club, Livingston, Montana; Women’s clubs, United States; Park County Library, Livingston, Montana; Women’s suffrage, Montana; Montana Federation of Women’s Clubs; General Federation of Women’s Clubs

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 049-042b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (8 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:19:27 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_042_b.mp3; OH_049_042_b.pdf

Winifred Tisdale Interview, April 1977