Charles “Mike” Hardy recalls student life at the University of Montana in the 1930s. He talks about his favorite classes and teachers in the School of Forestry as well as the organizations and events that took place on campus including Aber Day, the Forester’s Ball, and sports events. Hardy discusses the financial aspect of attending UM during the 1930s and details the cost of tuition, room, and board, and prices of various other items and services. He describes meeting his wife on campus, and asking her on a date three years later. Hardy concludes by describing his accomplishments at the University, which included getting along well with others, and he advises current UM students to take classes outside their major, be a good person, and study.
United States Forest Service; University history; University of Montana students; School of Forestry, University of Montana; Aber Day; Forester’s Ball; Singing on the Steps
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 270-022, 023
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Hardy, Charles E., "Charles E. "Mike" Hardy Interview" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 11.