Royce C. Engstrom Interview, August 29, 2017


Royce C. Engstrom


Donna McCrea



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In the first of a two-part interview, Royce Engstrom discusses his early years in Omaha, Nebraska; graduate school in Wisconsin; and 28 years working at the University of South Dakota, including as a department chair and administrator. He talks about his early interest in science and his college education and work in analytical chemistry, as well as his pursuit of a Ph.D. and his involvement with EPSCOR. Engstrom reminisces about meeting his now wife, Mary, who worked as a K-12 teacher in South Dakota. Finally, he recalls the first stage of his career at the University of Montana, which started with his appointment as provost, and begins to share his vision for the Global Leadership Initiative.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century; Twenty-first century

Geographic Coverage

Wisconsin; South Dakota; Montana



Original Collection

University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 454-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:32:09 minutes

Local Filename

OH_454_001.mp3; OH_454_001.pdf

Royce C. Engstrom Interview, August 29, 2017