In this self-recorded reminiscence, Jean Jonkel, who graduated from the University of Montana [UM] in 1940, recounts her experiences at the University and the professors she enjoyed such as J.P. Rowe, “Psych” Smith, and J. Earl “Burly” Miller. She recalls funny stories about dogs sleeping in classrooms and students protesting bad lecturing by walking out of class. Jonkel speaks fondly of Madame Arnoldson who taught music, including a course of French opera which she held at her home. Jonkel credits Dr. G. D. Shallenberger for helping her look for a job after she graduated, and Dr. A. H. Weisberg for helping her pass German. Jonkel describes her admiration of “Burly” Miller’s teaching style and her disappointment when he moved into an administrative role and quit teaching English history. She discusses how she convinced her husband to attend the University of Montana after World War Two, and briefly mentions his experiences at the University.
Women in Montana; University of Montana-Missoula; University of Montana, women students; Madame Arnoldson; “Psych” Smith; G. D. Shallenberger; A. H. Weisberg; Bill Lazetich; J. Earl “Burly” Miller; J.P. Rowe; Dogs on campus; World War, 1939-1945; Great Depression, 1929-1939
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:40:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)]
Jonkel, Jean, "Jean Dickson Jonkel Reminiscence, circa 2000" (2000). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 30.