Guy Rogers Interview, February 11, 1986


Guy Rogers


Gladys Peterson



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Guy Rogers discusses his experience with women working in the U.S. Postal Service after World War Two in Missoula, Montana. Rogers recounts his personal work history and path to the postal service, and the challenges of implementing the Equal Pay Act of 1962. He recalls the difficulties many women encountered working in the post office, including the prejudice men held against them, and the physical obstacles they had to overcome, such as lifting 70-pound bags on a regular basis. Rogers explains the Postal Service’s attempts to create an equal-level workspace for both men and women and remembers some specific cases of employees that he uses as examples in his discussion.


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Document Type

Oral History


Rogers, Guy, 1918-1996 – Interviews; Peterson, Gladys M., 1920-1996; Women -- Montana -- Missoula -- Social conditions -- 20th century; Women -- Montana -- Economic conditions -- History -- 20th century; Women -- Employment -- Montana -- Missoula -- History -- 20th century; United States. Post Office Department -- Officials and employees -- Interviews; Women postal service employees -- Montana -- Missoula -- History -- 20th century; Postal service -- Montana -- Missoula -- History -- 20th century; Postmasters -- Montana -- Missoula – Interviews; Women in the workforce; Women’s rights; Depression, 1929-1939; Depressions -- 1929 -- Montana -- Personal narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States; United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963; Wages -- Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Sexual division of labor -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Sex role in the work environment -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Sex discrimination in employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Women in the Workplace Oral History Project, OH 158, 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 158-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:38:28 minutes

Local Filename

OH_158_002.mp3; OH_158_002.pdf

Guy Rogers Interview, February 11, 1986