Elizabeth Hershey Fry Interview, November 5, 1991


Elizabeth Fry


Annie Pontrelli



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Missoula native Elizabeth Hershey Fry describes attending the University of Montana (UM) from 1913 to 1917, where she majored in English and mathematics. She reminisces about joining the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Glee Club. Fry recalls student activities such as attending parties and dances and hiking around Missoula because few students had cars at that time. She notes that during her time as a student, UM’s student body was made up mainly of women because most of the male students were fighting in World War One. She talks about the big flood of 1908 in Missoula, and teaching school for seven years after graduation.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana alumni; Kappa Kappa Gamma; World War, 1914-1918; School teachers, Montana; Education, Montana; University of Montana-Missoula

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, 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 270-064

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:54:38 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_064.mp3; OH_270_064.pdf

Elizabeth Hershey Fry Interview, November 5, 1991