Robert “Ty” Robinson describes attending the University of Montana (UM) between the 1930s and 1940s and obtaining his law degree in 1948. He discusses changes and growth in Missoula, Montana, since that time including the governance of university presidents and the evolution of student life and organizations. Robinson recalls stand-outs in UM administration and faculty including George Finlay Simmons, Richard Jesse, Edwin Bennett, Burley Miller, Mike Mansfield, and Paul Phillips. Robinson describes playing basketball for UM and his admiration for Coach George P. “Jiggs” Dahlberg. Robinson talks about working as an administrator in UM’s personnel department and as a professor before becoming a railroad lobbyist. He mentions his teaching philosophy and describes the attitudes of the Montana State Legislature toward the University.
University of Montana alumni; University of Montana faculty; Lobbyist, Montana; Montana State Legislature; Education, Montana; University of Montana System; George P. “Jiggs” Dahlberg; Mike Mansfield; Burley Miller; University of Montana-Missoula
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 270-038, 039
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Robinson, Robert Henry, "Robert Henry "Ty" Robinson Interview, August 6, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 39.