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.
University of Montana alumni; Kappa Kappa Gamma; World War, 1914-1918; School teachers, Montana; Education, Montana; University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Fry, Elizabeth, "Elizabeth Hershey Fry Interview, November 5, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 34.