Charles E.


Charles E. Hardy


Annie Pontrelli



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Charles “Mike” Hardy recalls student life at the University of Montana (UM) 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 sporting events. Hardy discusses the financial aspect of attending UM during the ‘30s and details the cost of tuition, room, and board, and various other 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.


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Document Type

Oral History


U.S. Forest Service; University of Montana-Missoula; School of Forestry; Aber Day; Forester’s Ball; Singing on the Steps; University of Montana alumni; Student life

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, 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 270-022, 023

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:33:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_022_023.mp3; OH_270_022_023.pdf

Charles E.