Carling I. Malouf Interview, October 5, 2004


Carling I. Malouf


Sharon Small and Betty Matthews



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Carling Malouf talks about what he calls “common denominators” among the many cultures of the world. He goes on to talk about his involvement with President Lyndon Johnson’s Head Start program. Malouf also discusses the development of the Sociology and Anthropology of Social Welfare joint department at the University of Montana. He recalls his concerns with a Montana state legislator, who sponsored a bill preventing state universities from printing academic journals. Malouf describes his role as a consultant on the Governor’s Task Force for Native Americans and the creation of the Lands Claim Commission. He goes on to discuss the tensions between different Native American tribes in Montana, and how that affected the acceptance of Jesuits among the tribes.


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Document Type

Oral History


Anthropology; Ethnology; Native American tribes; Native American tribes, Montana; Native American religion, Head Start program, Montana; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; University of Montana; Montana politics; Governor’s Task Force for Native Americans, Montana; Lands Claim Commission

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; California; Utah



Original Collection

Carling I. Malouf Oral History Project, OH 441, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 441-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:00:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_441_003.mp3; OH_441_003_pdf

Carling I. Malouf Interview, October 5, 2004