Thomas Payne Interview, August 1, 1991

Interviewee

Thomas Payne

Interviewer

Annie Pontrelli

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Description

Thomas Payne recounts some of the changes to the University of Montana (UM) campus since the 1950s, the attitudes of students and faculty near and during the Vietnam War and transitions under different presidents. He talks about completing his undergraduate degree in Missouri then serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War Two. Payne recalls his graduate education, and coming to UM in 1951 as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science. He talks about his personal political activities, which included serving on Missoula community committees and boards. Payne discusses some of the different professors and administrators with whom he worked at UM.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

University of Montana-Missoula; University of Montana faculty; Department of Political Science, University of Montana; U.S. Air Force; World War, 1939-1945; Missoula Community Chest; Votomatic; Missoula City Commission of Local Government

Original Date

8-1-1991

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 270-036, 037

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:20:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_036_037.mp3; OH_270_036_037.pdf

Thomas Payne Interview, August 1, 1991

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