Arnold Bolle Interview, November 29, 1990


Arnold Bolle


Robert Wolf and Dan Hall



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Arnold Bolle describes attending the University of Montana (UM) as a student and his early career as a professor in the School of Forestry. He also shares opinions on education. Bolle describes the requirements for students at UM’s School of Forestry and the role he played in rebuilding the school’s curriculum and faculty base. Bolle recalls his interactions with the U.S. Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Forest Conservation Service while serving as a professor and dean of the School of Forestry. He also discusses becoming vice president at UM.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana-Missoula; Higher education; Forestry; Forest management; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana administration; Forestry curriculum; U.S. Park Service; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Forest Conservation Service

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana History Oral History Collection, 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 251-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00) analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:57:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_251_001_002.mp3; OH_251_001_002.pdf

Arnold Bolle Interview, November 29, 1990