Elizabeth Bertha Weldon Interview, August 26, 1976


Diane Sands



Download Audio Interview (72.9 MB)

Download Transcript of Elizabeth Weldon Interview (17.3 MB)


Elizabeth Bertha Weldon describes her mother’s early childhood in Minnesota during the mid-19th century. She then moves on to discuss her own childhood and reminisces about the chores she did and the dances and other community events she attended. She talks about going through puberty and the lack of information available to teenage girls about the subject. Weldon recalls teaching in rural schools around Fargo, North Dakota, and later homesteading outside of Billings, Montana. She talks about founding the Home Demonstration Club with other women in her community where they taught each other to draft sewing patterns and cook new dishes. She ends by discussing her involvement in community events, the local 4-H club, and the activities in which her children participated.


Media is loading

Document Type

Oral History


Homesteading, Minnesota; Homesteading, Montana; Yellowstone County, Montana; School teachers, Women, North Dakota; Billings, Montana; Home Demonstration Club, Billings, Montana; 4-H Club, Billings, Montana

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 049-043

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:58:01 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_043.mp3; OH_049_043.pdf

Elizabeth Bertha Weldon Interview, August 26, 1976