Walter Clark Hamor recalls changing his major from music to education during his fourth year at the University of Montana [UM] and taking library science courses. Hamor discusses accepting a job at the University of Montana Library [now the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library] after graduation, being called to Selective Service with less than a month on the job, then returning to the profession. He talks about the changes to the library science profession, including the introduction of computers and technology which speeded up the cataloging process. Hamor talks about his 30-plus-year career as a librarian, and reminisces about his time as a student at the University of Montana. He describes growing up in Libby, Montana and the impact logging had on the town’s growth and decline.
University of Montana Library; Library sciences; Libby, Montana; Darling, Richard L.; Technology in libraries; Gender roles; World War Two; Elementary school libraries; Secondary school libraries; University of Montana alumni; McFarland, Carl
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Hamor, Walter Clark, "Walter Clark Hamor Interview, June 28, 2005" (2005). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 27.