Emma Lommasson Interview, August 18, 2014


Emma Lommasson


George M. Dennison



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Emma Lommasson recalls growing up in Sand Coulee, Montana, in the 1920s and ‘30s, and coming to the University of Montana [UM] in Missoula, Montana to study mathematics. She discusses finishing her undergraduate degree and working as a secretary for Professor Nels J. Lennes while she completed her master’s in the mid-20th century. Lommasson recounts her interactions with various University presidents, and her impressions of them and their staff. She discusses Dr. Lennes’ involvement with the Paul Phillips sexual harassment scandal, and recalls her work with World War Two veterans and ROTC students.


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Document Type

Oral History


Benedetti, Umberto; Lennes, Nels J.; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; Clapp, Charles H.; Clapp, Mary Brennan; Phillips, Paul; Simmons, George Finlay; Merriam, Merriam, Harold G.; Freeman, Edmund L.; Ferguson, Mary Elrod; Sedman, Harriet Rankin; Jesse, Richard H.; Elrod, Morton; Melby, Ernest O.; McCain, James A.; Armsby, Lucille; McFarland, Carl; Smith, Leo; Bowers, Richard C.; Bucklew, Neil S.; Koch, James V.; Craig, Oscar J.; Emma B. Lommasson Center; Pantzer, Robert T.; Johns, Robert; Folsom, Gwen; Sand Coulee, Montana

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 449-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)]

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:54:58 minutes

Local Filename

OH_449_001.mp3; OH_449_001.pdf

Emma Lommasson Interview, August 18, 2014