Carling I. Malouf and Alice Arline Malouf Interview, July 27, 1988


Gladys Peterson



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Carling Malouf reflects on his career as an anthropologist and a professor at the University of Montana. Arline Malouf reflects briefly on her family’s history in Salt Lake City before she married Carling Malouf and moved to Montana. Carling recalls his family’s history in Ogden, Utah, his interest in business and anthropology, and his graduate education, which was interrupted by World War Two. He describes his career in the U .S. Army during the war, finishing his Ph.D. at Columbia University, and accepting a position in the University of Montana’s Anthropology and Sociology Department as a professor He speaks about his studies as an anthropologist, the fact that he considers himself an anthropologist first and a professor second, and the state of archaeology studies in Montana. Malouf discusses University of Montana politics during his tenure, mentioning specific administrators and faculty members with whom he worked. He also speaks briefly about the faculty housing at Fort Missoula and what life was like for the families there.


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Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana, Department of Anthropology and Sociology; University of Montana, Missoula; University of Montana, Department of Anthropology; Montana archeology studies; Montana anthropology studies; University of Montana administrators; Columbia University; University of Utah; Ogden, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. Army; Goshute tribe, Utah; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana faculty housing, Fort Missoula

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 208-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (2:00:00) analog + 1 transcript (41 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:05:05 minutes

Local Filename

OH_208_001_002.mp3; OH_208_001_002.pdf

Carling I. Malouf and Alice Arline Malouf Interview, July 27, 1988