Esther Wilson and Vince Wilson, longtime residents of Missoula, Montana, discuss attending the University of Montana (UM) in the 1940s. They describe the changes that have occurred on campus and within Missoula since that time. Vince Wilson provides a short, prepared overview of the Physical Therapy Program at UM, including its establishment and its development to full accreditation and departmental status. The Wilsons offer their opinions on the impact of World War Two and the counter culture movement of the 1960s at UM and in Missoula. They describe how those events affected sorority and fraternity structures as well as the attitudes of younger, incoming faculty members.
University of Montana alumni; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana Physical Therapy Program; World War, 1939-1945; University of Montana-Missoula
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 270-054, 055
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (20 p.: 28 cm.)
Wilson, Esther and Wilson, Vince, "Esther "Es" Cunniff Wilson and Vince Wilson Interview, August 26, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 22.