Joe Waldbillig Interview, November 5, 1999

Title

Joe Waldbillig Interview, November 5, 1999

Interviewee

Joe Waldbillig

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Joe Waldbillig Interview (116 KB)

Description

Joe Waldbillig talks about his German ancestry and how that affected his experiences during World War Two. Waldbillig tells stories while looking at old pictures of life in the Swan Valley of Montana. He describes the various Native American tribes, who lived in the Swan Valley during the early 20th century. Waldbillig recalls stories of his mother being the only white woman in the Swan Valley when his family homesteaded, her Airedale dogs, the trappers on the Gordon Ranch, and his parent’s life in the valley.

Many of Waldbillig’s stories were published in Cabin Fever: A Centennial Collection of Stories about the Seeley Lake Area (1989).

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Waldbillig family, Montana; World War, 1939-1945; Native American tribes, Swan Valley, Montana; Airedale dogs; Gordon Ranch, Montana

Original Date

11-5-1999

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 422-048, 049

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_048_049.pdf

Joe Waldbillig Interview, November 5, 1999

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