Arthur Deschamps discusses attending the University of Montana (UM) during the 1930s and mentions professors such as H. G. Merriam, Paul Phillips and Rufus Coleman, for whom he had a great deal of respect including. He describes campus activities, campus buildings, and the role of the Bear Paws, a student organization that regulated student behavior and dress. Deschamps recalls the student unrest on campus during the Vietnam War era and President Robert Pantzer’s role in minimizing campus conflicts. He concludes by discussing his involvement with the volunteer organization, Friends of the Library.
Vietnam War; Robert Pantzer; H.G. Merriam; Paul Phillips; Rufus Coleman; University of Montana student organizations; University of Montana alumni; University of Montana-Missoula; University of Montana alumni; Maureen and Mike Mansfield Friends of the Library
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 270-015, 016
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)
Deschamps, Arthur, "Arthur Deschamps Interview, August 5, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 6.