James Dew describes coming to the University in 1947 and teaching full-time in the Department of Art until 1977, then fully retiring in 1988. He discusses University of Montana presidents under whom he worked from McCain to Bucklew. Dew also recalls the University’s funding issues as well as working with a limited budget and poor facilities. He talks about the objectives and organization of the Montana Institute of Art, the growth of the Art Department and the changes in art education. He also describes his travels in Mexico and Europe and the advantages of living in Missoula.
University history; Department of Art, University of Montana; University of Montana faculty; Education, Montana; Funding for education, Montana
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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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)
Dew, James E., "James E. Dew Interview, July 11, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 7.