Robert Burgess recalls beginning his career as an assistant professor of French in 1947 at the University of Montana (UM). He describes the strenuous requirements for university faculty for teaching multiple classes in addition to serving on committees. He discusses his appointment to department chair and his retirement in 1972. Burgess concludes by noting some of the colleagues for whom he had a great deal of respect including Horst Jarka and Marguerite Ephron.
Department of Languages and Literatures; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana-Missoula; Foreign languages
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Burgess, Robert, "Robert Burgess Interview, July 29, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 35.