Frederick A.


Annie Pontrelli



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Frederick A. "Fred" Henningsen describes attending the University of Montana during the 1930s. He talks about the required courses, the campus grounds, and the rules for female students. Henningsen also lists the ten University presidents and the various deans of the School of Business who served during his time a student and, later, a faculty member at UM. He talks at length becoming an expert on health insurance for UM faculty and being the first member of the University System Benefits Committee which was started in 1951. Henningsen describes his time as an accounting professor in the UM School of Business and as a member of the Montana Credit Union League. He recalls UM President Robert Pantzer’s handling of the 1960s student protests on campus and how the counter culture movement of the ‘60s affected student life.


Oral History


George Finlay Simmons; Carl McFarland; Robert Pantzer; University of Montana faculty; School of Business Administration; Department of Accounting; University System Benefits Committee; Montana Credit Union League; Faculty Benefits, Insurance and Related Matters Committee

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 270-026, 027

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_270_026_027.mp3; OH_270_026_027.pdf

Frederick A.