Rita Thibodeau Lavoie discusses her childhood in Milltown, including her relationship with her family and her schooling, as well as entertainment when she was growing up. She talks about the segregation between the French, Finnish, and Swedish communities, her relationship to the Catholic Church, and her marriage and children. Lavoie also discusses working a licensed practical nurse and her opinions on the evolution of women’s rights and working as in Idaho. She talks about assisting with child birth.
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.
Milltown, Montana; Ethnic groups, Milltown, Montana; Segregation; Catholic Church; Nursing, Montana; Midwifery; Women in Montana
Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 049-056a, b
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (41 p.: 28 cm.)
Lavoie, Rita Thibodeau, "Rita Thibodeau Lavoie Interview, July 30, 1981" (1981). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 56.