Daniel Kemmis Interview, November 23, 1987


Daniel Kemmis


Claire Rhein



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Daniel Kemmis discusses what he thinks his future role in Missoula politics and civic life will be. He recounts the difficulties of running a city council campaign, and he considers the possibility of running for mayor in the future. He describes how his schedule is less hectic than it was when he served in the Montana State Legislature, which has allowed him to pursue other interests, such as Northern Lights, catching up with friends and colleagues, and teaching at the University of Montana. Kemmis expresses discomfort with certain aspects of running a political campaign such as speaking in front of a camera and packaging, or marketing, himself. He also discusses the importance of cooperation among individuals with opposing political views, and his hopes to achieve more of that in the upcoming years. Kemmis talks about the importance of creating a better civic life for Missoula, by offering enhanced social programs such as the Out to Lunch community gathering.


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Document Type

Oral History


Missoula political campaigns; George Lambros; Missoula civic engagement; Missoula City Council

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project, OH 036, 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 036-016

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:09:49 minutes

Local Filename

OH_036_016.mp3; OH_036_016.pdf

Daniel Kemmis Interview, November 23, 1987