University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Montgomery, Wilhelmina Layher, ca. 1873-1970
Title: Montgomery, Wilhelmina Layher, Oral History Sound Recording
Dates: [ca. 1965]
Abstract: Composed of an interview by her son-in-law Edward Oberholtzer on a reel to reel tape, the Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965], chronicles Montgomery’s experiences immigrating from Kirchberg, Germany, to Kansas.
Accession No.: 99-118
Extent: 1 reel
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Kirchberg, Germany, Wilhelmina Layher (ca. 1873-1970) immigrated to the United States around 1888. Settling initially in Kansas, she married itinerant musician Frank Montgomery (ca. 1873-1941), with whom she had six children. In 1900, the couple moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where Frank worked at an oil refinery.


Scope and Contents

Composed of an interview by her son-in-law Edward Oberholtzer on a reel to reel tape, the Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965], chronicles Montgomery’s experiences immigrating from Kirchberg, Germany, to Kansas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Montgomery, Wilhelmina Layher, ca. 1873-1970 -- Archives.
Oberholtzer, Edward.
Subjects
Immigration & society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Kansas -- History -- 19th century.
Kirchberg (Germany) -- History -- 19th century.
Port Arthur (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

Reel to reel tape, [ca. 1965]Sound archives