Arthur Deschamps Interview, May 10 and 17, 1991 and April 15, 1992


Arthur Deschamps


Dale Johnson



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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 the organization. Deschamps also discusses the fundraising banquets thrown by the Friends, changes and adjustments within the organization’s bylaws, and activities the Friends were involved with and sponsored.

This interview was conducted on three separate occasions.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana, Missoula; Friends of the Library Banquets; Robert Pantzer; Robert Johns; Friends of the Library Bylaws; Fundraising events

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Friends of the Mansfield Library Oral History Project, OH 141, 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 141-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:41:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_141_002.mp3; OH_141_002.pdf

Arthur Deschamps Interview, May 10 and 17, 1991 and April 15, 1992