Lucile Speer Interview, February 11, 1981


Lucile Speer


Diann Wiesner



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Lucille Speer describes how the University of Montana faculty union (then Montana State University faculty union) decided to form a Faculty Senate in the 1950s in part to take over the functions of the grievance committee. She recalls how members of the faculty union and the American Association of Professors (AAUP) appointed a four-person committee consisting of Lud Browman, Al Stone, Ed Marvin, and herself, to study other faculty senates in the U.S. Speer notes that despite disinterest from University administration the Montana Board of Education (later the Board of Regents) passed it alongside the controversial proposal that a faculty and student representative be present on the Board of Education. She tells how, following the first Faculty Senate election, Dave Mason became president and she was elected to a three-year term.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana Faculty Senate; American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Lud Browman; Al Stone; Ed Marvin; Harry Newburn; Montana Board of Education; Montana Board of Regents; Dave Mason; Faculty elections

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project, OH 046, 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 046-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)]

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:00:35 minutes

Local Filename

OH_046_004.mp3; OH_046_004.pdf

Lucile Speer Interview, February 11, 1981