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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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Lola Gamble CLYDE(b. 1900)

Residence:Paradise Ridge, MoscowOccupation(s): Teacher, farm wife; local historian, frequently addresses groups and aids researchers
Family Origin:Father emigrated from Ireland and became the area's first Presbyterian minister (1880); mother was from Victoria, British Columbia


Interview #1, 12/2/1974

Topics:Nez Perce trails and use of area. First white people in county. Place name origins. Why Moscow got the university. Arrival of Clydes with Pennsylvania Dutch (1877). Governor McConnell's bankruptcy (1893). Meeting Ida Tarbell. 12-2-74 1.7 hr 44p
Duration:2:01:24Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans childhood children churches legislators local histories mansions pioneers politics schools state government teaching women
Locations:Paradise Ridge Moscow

Interview #2, 12/13/1974

Topics:Father's ministry. Eliza Spalding and Nez Perce religion. Family homesteading; mother's interests and isolation. Farm wildflowers and wildlife. Love of school. 12-13-74 1.5 hr 36p
Duration:1:26:49Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans children teaching marriage games illness childhood illness medicine midwives chores families schools marriage Chautauqua
Locations:Paradise Ridge Moscow

Interview #3, 1/7/1975

Topics:With Robert Clyde (son) Killing of Will Steffen for Dr. Watkin's murder. Double suicide of Winnie Booth and Dr. Ledbrook. Folk beliefs. Early politics. The 1903 compilation of North Idaho history. Stories of Shorty Hill. 1-7-75 2 hr 36p
Duration:2:03:45Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:women birth control farming teaching clothing fashion churches religion death colleges and universities voting politics Psychiana education family life education world wars discrimination Ku Klux Klan IWW strikes
Locations:Paradise Ridge Moscow Lewiston

Interview #4, 5/19/1975

Topics:With Thomas Wahl (brother-in-law), Elizabeth Wahl (sister) Play parties. Outdoor children's games. Women teaching. Awkwardness of courting. Chatauquas. Auctions. 5-19-75 1.3 hr 47p
Duration:1:21:10Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Nez Perce lore crafts women pregnancy disease illness medicine chores midwives families teachers marriage dating children authors

Interview #5, 6/5/1975

Topics:Famous North Idaho women. Subservience of women to husbands. Women and prohibition. Her teaching experience; choice of marriage over career. Depths of the depression. Rural electrification. 6-5-75 1.7 hr 44p
Duration:1:36:25Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:authors presentations women local histories childbirth teachers families normal schools Great Depression farming family life education marriage women's rights

Interview #6, 7/3/1975

Topics:Ignorance vs. independence for young women. Children's lives and troubles. Difficult marriages. Pioneer sickness. Nez Perce myths. Bedtime stories and lullabyes. 7-3-75 1.7 hr 25p
Duration:1:44:03Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:women mansions professors clubs local histories

Interview #7, 10/12/1976

Topics:Women's life in country compared to town. Women's civic achieve ments in Moscow. Women's teaching opportunities. Family size. Church activities; attitudes about dying. Social relations at university. Anti-German actions during war; Klan in the 1920s. IWW's in harvest. Frank B. Robinson. 10-12-76 2.5 hr p
Duration:2:24:42Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:women authors