LeRoy W. Hinze Interview, June 23, 1992


LeRoy W. Hinze


Annie Pontrelli



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LeRoy Hinze discusses working as a professor in the Drama Department at the University of Montana (UM). He describes developing and overseeing the theater program and his involvement in establishing faculty housing at Fort Missoula. Hinze recalls the general excitement and atmosphere on campus as well as the expansion of the student body immediately after World War Two and during the 1950s. He reminisces about his friendships with University faculty and staff members, including Carling Malouf, Gene Andre, and then President James McCain. Hinze describes his extracurricular activities volunteering with the Peace Corps and working with various community and regional theater organizations. He provides a history of UM’s theater program and offers his thoughts about the academic environment of the post-World War Two era.


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Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana faculty; World War, 1939-1945; Peace Corps; Department of Drama; School of Theater and Dance; James McCain; Gene Andre; Carling Malouf; 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 270-066, 067, 068

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

3 sound cassettes (3:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:12:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_066_067_068.mp3; OH_270_066_067_068.pdf

LeRoy W. Hinze Interview, June 23, 1992