Helen Anderson Brist Interview, June 11, 2007

Title

Helen Anderson Brist Interview, June 11, 2007

Interviewee

Helen Brist

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Helen Anderson Brist Interview (200 KB)

Description

Helen Anderson Brist recalls memories from her childhood in Montana. She tells how her mother, an immigrant from Norway, and her father, a first generation immigrant from Sweden, met and married in Somers, Montana, before moving onto a homestead in Swan Valley, Montana. Brist discusses how her parents managed to keep alive aspects of their Northern European heritage, such as language and food. She describes her childhood on the homestead noting the chores she did, entertainment that was available, attending school and other parts of day-to-day life. Brist offers insight into the hardships and joys of homesteading in rural Montana for many European immigrants. She also describes her husband, Bob Brist, and their life together.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Northern European heritage; Homesteaders, Montana; Norwegian immigrants; Swedish immigrants

Original Date

6-11-2007

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 422-202, 203

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_202_203.pdf

Helen Anderson Brist Interview, June 11, 2007

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