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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Oral History Project

From the Ground Up, Montana Women and Agriculture is an oral history project sponsored by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Montana’s conservation districts.   The role of women in agriculture is an essential thread in the fabric of Montana’s settlement and history.  The statewide oral history project honors farm and ranch women by preserving the stories of their life on the land.

Your community has a story to tell.

You can record the stories of the remarkable women who are your friends, neighbors, or relatives.  Their memorable and unique experiences  are a vital component of Montana’s agricultural heritage.

Once an oral history is completed, it will go into the oral history collection at the Montana Historical Society and be placed on the DNRC website.   This will allow people from all over the world to read the histories.

DNRC can help you capture and record the stories.  Interview questions and digital recorders are available, and transcription services can be provided for a fee.


For more information, contact Linda Brander, Project Director, (406) 444-0520 or