LeRoy Hinze discusses working as a professor in the Drama Department at the University of Montana. He describes developing and overseeing the University 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 time outside the University, volunteering with the Peace Corps and working with various community and regional theater organizations. He provides a history of the University by detailing the origins of the theater program and offering his thoughts about the academic environment of the post-World War Two era.
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 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 270-066, 067, 068
3 sound cassettes (3:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)
Hinze, LeRoy W., "LeRoy W. Hinze Interview" (1992). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 28.