C. S. Porter Interview, September 20, 1984


C. S. Porter


Gladys Peterson



Download Audio Interview (17.2 MB)

Download Transcript of C. S. Porter Interview (2.3 MB)


C. S. Porter briefly mentions his background in physical education and his role as principal of the Central and Prescott schools in Missoula, Montana. He recalls how the Great Depression seemed to have little effect on the school children and how there didn’t appear to be a significant shortage of food or clothing for the students. He describes the city-wide decision to pay teachers less money during the 1930s to avoid laying them off. Porter notes that during his time a superintendent he dealt a number of issues including crowded classrooms and the lack of funds to expand.

Document Type

Oral History


Great Depression (1929-1939); Education, Montana; Elementary schools; Central School; Prescott School, Missoula, Montana; School administrators

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, 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 131-006

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:13:37 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_006.mp3; OH_133_006.pdf

C. S. Porter Interview, September 20, 1984