Emma Evers Interview, August 1976


Emma Evers


Kathryn P. "Kathy" White



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Emma Evers describes growing up on her family’s farm in Iowa with 13 brothers and sisters. She recalls the chores they did and the games they played as well as dropping out of school at age 16 to help her father farm. She discusses visiting Montana where she met her future husband in Fort Benton. Evers reminisces about the homestead she and her husband owned, where she lived for 67 years, and she talks about birth control, family planning and childbirth.


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Document Type

Oral History


Homesteading, Montana; Birth control; Farming, Iowa; Evers, Emma, 1883-1977 – Interviews; Women -- Montana – Interviews; Women ranchers -- Montana – Interviews; Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Fort Benton -- Personal narratives; Family planning -- Montana – History; Ranch life -- Montana -- Personal narratives; Rural families -- Iowa -- Personal narratives; Sheep ranches -- Montana – History; Women -- Montana -- Social conditions -- 20th century; Women -- Iowa -- Social conditions -- 19th century; Childbirth -- Montana -- History -- 20th century; Fort Benton (Mont.) -- History

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 049-050

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (41 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:05:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_050.mp3; OH_049_050.pdf

Emma Evers Interview, August 1976