Grace Streit talks about attending the University of Montana (UM) in 1912 when she was 16 and graduating in 1916. She tells how President Edwin Craighead was fired for trying to consolidate all of Montana’s colleges in Missoula. Streit recalls living in Craig Hall, joining the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and majoring in English. She discusses campus traditions such as staying off of the grass on the Oval and participating in Singing on the Steps during homecoming. Streit mentions some of the professors she liked including Frances Corbin and Dr. Reynolds. She reminisces about meeting her husband at a dance and being a member of the Penetralia honor society.
University of Montana alumni; Edwin Craighead; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Singing on the Steps; 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 270-061, 062
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)
Streit, Grace, "Grace Streit Interview, November 6, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 25.