Gyda Newman and Bob Newman Interview, February 1, 1999


Gyda Newman
Bob Newman


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Gyda Newman briefly describes her father’s job with the U.S. Forest Service and when her family moved from the Swan Valley into Missoula, Montana. Bob Newman recalls when his parents purchased a home in the Swan Valley area, which he inherited after his father died. Bob describes different adventures he took with his brother and friends in the late 1930s into the 1940s around the Missoula, Flathead, and Swan Valley areas of Montana. The Newmans discuss the camping trips they took as a family and their numerous wildlife encounters. They also talk about their interactions with Swan Valley community members.


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Document Type

Oral History


Logging, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Flathead Lake, Montana; Sawmills, Montana; Swan Valley, Montana; U.S. Forest Service

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 422-011a, b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:46:17 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_011_a_b.mp3; OH_422_011_a_b.pdf

Gyda Newman and Bob Newman Interview, February 1, 1999