John Campbell and Louise Campbell Interview, September 4, 1991


Annie Pontrelli



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John Campbell and Louise Campbell describe attending the University of Montana (UM) in the 1930s. They note the small size of the student body and discuss how fraternities and sororities played an active role in administration and campus activities. Louise Campbell recalls living in a sorority house and traveling by train from Big Timber, Montana, to Missoula to attend UM. The Campbells stress the significance of George Finlay Simmons’ presidency and his trial by the state governor and Board of Regents. They mention their favorite teachers—Arthur Stone and Andrew Cogswell—the construction of campus buildings, and the importance of the campus newspaper, The Kaimin, to student life.


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Document Type

Oral History


George Finlay Simmons; University of Montana sororities; University of Montana fraternities; Student newspaper; Arthur Stone; Andrew Cogswell; University of Montana alumni; University of Montana-Missoula; Montana Kaimin

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 270-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:47:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_010.mp3; OH_270_010.pdf

John Campbell and Louise Campbell Interview, September 4, 1991