This collection includes two interviews detailing the history of the Friends of the Library organization. The interviews were conducted in 1984 and 1991 by Dale Johnson. The interviewees discuss the creation and early years of the Friends of the Library, the fundraising banquets the organization held, and the relationship that the organization had with various University of Montana presidents and staff members. The original interviews are held as Oral History Collection OH 141 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Arthur Deschamps discusses the history of the Friends of the Library organization. He describes how the organization started, the relationship between the Friends of the Library and Presidents of the University of Montana, Missoula, including Robert Johns and Bob Pantzer, and how these relationships affected ... Read More
Tom Haines discusses this history of the Friends of the Library organization. He describes how he first got involved with the Friends, the early years of the organization, their vision, and difficulties the members faced as they were getting the program off the ground. Haines ... Read More