Edward B. Dugan Interview, February 21, 1991


Edward B. Dugan


Barbara Thorson



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Edward Dugan discusses the history of the journalism building and department at the University of Montana, Missoula. He describes the importance of advertising in newspapers, the source and process of change within news media, and notable students and colleagues that have graduated from the journalism program. Dugan discusses the Missoula Mirror in connection with the Montana Kaimin. He describes why he believes Missoula, Montana, is a fitting city for news media reporting and outlets. He also recalls the challenges of teaching journalism, the history of the Montana Kaimin, and how tit was able to continue circulation during the Great Depression.

Also present for this interview is University of Montana Professor Robert C. McGiffert.


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Document Type

Oral History


Journalism; News media; Advertising; Journalism students; Journalism at the University of Montana, Missoula; Montana Kaimin; Missoula Mirror; University of Montana, Missoula publications; Newspaper circulation; Montana Kaimin history; Great Depression, 1929-1939

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 255-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 audio cassettes (2:00:00) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:42:13 minutes

Local Filename

OH_255_001_002.mp3; OH_255_001_002.pdf

Edward B. Dugan Interview, February 21, 1991