Herbert Lee "Herb" Torgrimson discusses his career as a maintenance supervisor at the University of Montana. He describes the job and his duties, including maintaining the operations of the heating plant and overseeing new construction and renovations of all buildings. Torgrimson provides a unique perspective about the University, detailing the physical workings of the utilities that keep the buildings functional to the University administration’s building plans and visions for the campus. He describes the buildings that were built and how they were built as well as the buildings that were razed and what methods were used to destroy them. Torgrimson also details his life before and after his work at the University, such as the time he spent at Fort Missoula with the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC].
University of Montana buildings; University of Montana maintenance; Civilian Conservation Corps; University of Montana Facilities Services
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 270-044, 045
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)
Torgrimson, Herbert Lee, "Herbert Lee "Herb" Torgrimson Interview, July 25, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 18.