Mabelle Hardy reminisces about attending the University of Montana during the 1930s. Hardy recalls working in the Registrar’s office which created and maintained all student records by hand. She discusses the shift in student demographics during the 1930s (mostly young, single students) to those of the 1950s (more young, married couples with children). Hardy talks about returning to the University as a social work instructor in 1960 and the student rights movement and protests on campus during that decade. She details the various UM presidents that served while she was both student and instructor including Robert Pantzer and George Finlay Simmons, various student traditions such as the Aber Day cleanup and Singing on the Steps, and her favorite classes and professors.
Charles Clapp; George Finlay Simmons; Robert Pantzer; Aber Day; Singing on the Steps; University of Montana; Department of Social Work
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)
Hardy, Mabelle, "Mabelle Hardy Interview" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 10.