Collection SummaryThrough the Voices of Labor: Preserving the Montanans at Work and New Deal in Montana Oral History Interviews project, the Montana Historical Society digitized three major oral history projects in its collections: Montanans at Work, Metals Manufacturing in Four Montana Communities, and New Deal in Montana/Fort Peck Dam. These 600+ interviews conducted in the 1980s capture the stories of Montanans in the mining, agriculture, and forest products industries, as well as Montanans working in Depression-era New Deal programs, especially the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. The project was made possible through a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Navigation
An index exists for each of the three oral history projects through the ArchivesWest website. Please note access to online copies of interviews is not possible through these indexes. To access online copies please click on the links below or by searching by name on this website.
An index for all interviews from the Montanans At Work Oral History Project can be accessed here.
An index for all interviews from the Metals Manufacturing in Four Montana Communities Oral History Project can be accessed here.
An index for all interviews from the New Deal in Montana/Fort Peck Dam Oral History Project can be accessed here.