George P.


George P. Dahlberg


David "Dave" Guffey



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George “Jiggs” Dahlberg discusses growing up in Butte, Montana, during the early 20th century. He describes attending the University of Montana-Missoula [then called Montana State University] and becoming a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Dahlberg reminisces about regulations and traditions that existed on campus during the 1920s. He also talks about the social life in Missoula during his school years, and his job coaching football and basketball at various high schools in Montana and Washington after he graduated. Dahlberg describes the evolution of his athletic coaching career and coming to work in the Athletics Department at the University of Montana-Missoula. He details specific games that he coached, players that he coached, and the various traditions within the Athletics Department and on the University of Montana campus.

Document Type

Oral History


Dahlberg, George P. “Jiggs”; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; Montana State University, Missoula, Montana; Phi Delta Theta; Butte, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Football coach; Basketball coach; Miles City, Montana; Athletics Department, University of Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

George P. “Jiggs” Dahlberg Oral History Project, OH 191, 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 191-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (42 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:04:22 minutes

Local Filename

OH_191_001_002.mp3; OH_191_001_002.pdf

George P.