Carling I. Malouf Interview, March 17, 1988


Carling I. Malouf


Jessica Syring



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Carling I. Malouf, former professor of archaeology at the University of Montana-Missoula, discusses his role in the research and preservation of Fort Owen as an archaeological site. He explains how archaeologists and historians were able to trace the outlines of the fort by studying journals, hand-drawn maps, paintings, and oral histories of individuals who had formerly lived on site. Malouf also describes the layout of the fort’s foundations, some of the small finds discovered, and the ways that the modern historical site has been able to maintain the integrity of the former structures. He explains how the site became an important teaching tool for University of Montana archaeology and history students to use in hands-on studies. Malouf concludes by mentioning difficulties accessing funds to maintain a museum for onsite artifact display.


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Document Type

Oral History


Stevensville, Montana; Major Owen; Lieutenant Mullan; Saint Mary’s; Paul Phillips; Fort Owen, Montana; Archaeological sites, Montana; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Communities Oral History Collection, 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 199-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:45:37 minutes

Local Filename

OH_199_001.mp3; OH_199_001.pdf

Carling I. Malouf Interview, March 17, 1988