George Dennison Interview, September 21, 2006


George Dennison


David Brooks



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George Dennison discusses his educational background at the University of Montana and the University of Washington as well as his teaching career as a history professor. He recounts how he became an academic administrator and how he became president of the University of Montana. Dennison recalls changes on University’s campus among students and faculty from his time here as a student in the 1960s and to his time as president. He describes his strategy to grow the University’s financial stability and academic accomplishments. Dennison explains the University’s funding structure, and offers his thoughts on the controversy over the University’s involvement with the Coca-Cola Company.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana administration; University of Washington; George Dennison, University of Montana president; Coca-Cola Company; University of Montana funding

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 408-023a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:47:54 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:47:54 minutes

Local Filename

OH_408_023_a.mp3; OH_408_023_a.pdf

George Dennison Interview, September 21, 2006