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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Carol Ryrie BRINK(b. 1895)

Residence:MoscowOccupation(s): Novelist, homemaker. Caddie Woodlawn won the Newberry Award; Buffalo Coat, Snow in the River and Strangers in the Forest are filled with detail about early local life
Family Origin:Grandfather was a Moscow doctor (1887) trained in Missouri; Father came from Scotland (1889)


Interview #1, 6/1/1975

Topics:Historical and family background of novels. Sources of writing in childhood. Grandmother and aunt. Moscow mores. Development as a writer. Reading of three true sketches of early Moscow. (Recorded by Mrs. Brink in California in response to taped questions.) 6-75 1.9 hr 27p
Duration:1:55:18Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:assassinations authors childhood children churches doctors families friendship holidays homesteads local histories marriage murders pioneers presidents suicide winter women
Locations:Moscow Wisconsin Clarkia Washington