Arthur Deschamps briefly describes his childhood experiences ranching and attending school. He discusses attending the University of Montana during the 1930s and mentions UM professors for whom he had a great deal of respect including H. G. Merriam, Paul Phillips Rufus Coleman. He talks campus life during the time and describes campus activities, campus buildings and the role of the student organization the Bear Paws which 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 student organizations; University of Montana alumni
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.