Calvin “Cal” Murphy describes his tenure at the University of Montana starting as a student in 1942, then becoming an employee in 1949 until his retirement in 1981. He talks about the various positions he held including fee clerk, business manager, and business manager of auxiliary enterprises. He also recalls being the president of the University Credit Union after his retirement until 1989. Murphy discusses the changes to University buildings, roads and dining services in addition to changes to the University’s accounting practices and procedures, especially with the advent of computers. He notes the changes in the student attitudes during the 1960s counter culture movement. Murphy mentions the various UM presidents under which he worked including James McCain and Richard Bowers. He describes one of his most difficult experiences which as the federal investigation of the work study program for athletes.
Missoula Federal Credit Union; University Credit Union; James McCain; Richard Bowers; University of Montana accounting practices; University of Montana alumni
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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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)
Murphy, Calvin, "Calvin "Cal" Murphy Interview, September 4, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 15.