Howie Hunter Interview, December 9, 2013


Howie Hunter


Clark Grant



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Howie Hunter discusses his time as a student at the University of Montana. He describes working briefly for the U.S. Forest Service before taking a position at a local forest products company, where he worked until retiring in 1988. Hunter also talks about his time in the military during World War Two. He tells a story about being in a prisoner of war camp and how his association with the University of Montana helped him befriend a German guard. Hunter discusses witnessing the Holocaust, as well as traveling to Germany decades after the war.

Document Type

Oral History


College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; World War Two; Prisoner of war; Holocaust; U.S. Forest Service; Missoula, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, 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 443-009

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:15:13 min.) digital + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:15:13 minutes

Local Filename

OH_443_009.mp3; OH_443_009.pdf

Howie Hunter Interview, December 9, 2013