Belle Fligelman Winestine describes growing up in Helena, Montana, the death of her mother and being raised by her aunt until her father remarried. She discusses the New York Dry Goods Company, a large department store her father owned, and the Jewish community in Helena. She talks about life during the Great Depression and her efforts to get protective legislation for women and children workers. Winestine talks about her work with Jeannette Rankin and Carrie Chapman Catt on the women’s suffrage movement.
Helena, Montana; Jewish community, Montana; Great Depression; Montana politics; Women workers, Montana; Child labor, Montana; Women’s suffrage movement, Montana; Carrie Chapman Catt; Jeannette Rankin; New York Dry Goods Company, Helena, 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 049-068, 069
2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (28 p.: 28 cm.)
Winestine, Belle Fligelman, "Belle Fligelman Winestine Interview, August 10, 1977" (1977). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 59.