Claire Rhein discusses volunteering at the University of Montana's Archives and Special Collections in the Mansfield Library and how she created the oral history program in 1978. Rhein and Dale Johnson describe how Archives and Special Collections increased access to its oral history interviews by uploading catalog records of the interviews into a national database. The two also discuss the origins of particular oral history collections: Mike Mansfield Political Speeches and Interviews (OH 022), Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion (OH 133), Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers (OH 099), and Depression Years in Montana (OH 131). Rhein and Dale discuss transcription equipment, the importance of transcription, and their thoughts on the expansion oral history collection.
University of Montana Archives and Special Collections; Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library; Oral history program; Oral history collection; Transcription equipment; Oral history transcription; Oral history interviews; Primary sources
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Rhein, Claire and Johnson, Dale, "Claire Rhein and Dale Johnson Interview, October 11, 1991" (1991). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 10.