George Lewis Interview, August 7, 1991


George Lewis


Annie Pontrelli



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George Lewis describes attending the University of Montana (UM) and teaching as a faculty member in the School of Music during the 1960s and 1970s. He talks about his love for teaching and his teaching philosophy, which included expecting his students to respect rather than like him. Lewis briefly discusses UM student organizations including Silent Sentinel and Mortarboard, mentioning that school traditions are an important part of student life. He recalls the presidents under which he served including Robert Pantzer and James Koch. Lewis concludes by describing his teaching goals.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana alumni; School of Music; Silent Sentinel; Mortarboard; University of Montana student organizations; Robert Pantzer; James Koch; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana-Missoula

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 270-032, 033

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:07:25 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_032_033.mp3; OH_270_032_033.pdf

George Lewis Interview, August 7, 1991