Women in Wilderness interviews, 1992
- 4 videotapes and 4 folders, with one DVD
Videotaped interviews made in 1992 with Emma Cox, Harriet "Babe" Hanson, Gertrude Maxwell, and Beulah Reeves, all women who spent portions of their lives in the Idaho backcountry; together with interview logs. The interviews were recorded during the making of the video, Women in Wilderness, by University Television Productions, and portions of them were interwoven into the program, which tells the women's life stories. A DVD of the finished program has been added to the collection.
Emma Cox (1920-2011) and her husband Lafe operated a dude ranch near Yellow Pine, Idaho. Her autobiography, Idaho Mountains, Our Home: Life in Idaho's Backcountry, was published in 1997. She was interviewed by Gayle Valentine.
Harriet Hanson (1899-1992) and her husband Henry operated the Sawtooth Lodge at Grandjean, Idaho. She was interviewed by Gayle Valentine and Ann Finley.
Gertrude Maxwell (1908-1998) led hunting and fishing parties into the backcountry from her home in Elk City, Idaho. Her autobiography, My Yesterdays in Elk City, was published in 1986. She was interviewed by Gayle Valentine.
Beulah Reeves (1906-1994) managed the guest ranch at Robinson Bar for the Clark family. She was interviewed by Gayle Valentine, assisted by Bethine Church.
Idaho State Historical Society also has copies of the videotapes.
Interview tapes were transferred to the Library by University Television Productions, 1995. The DVD of the program was copied from a videotape in the University Archives (UTP 19921224) in 2011.