Christopher Mullin Interview, November 15, 2006


Christopher Mullin


Jordan Goffin



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Christopher Mullin describes his tenure, which spanned several decades, as a cataloger and as the Special Collections librarian at the University of Montana’s Mansfield Library. He recalls starting at the Library as a cataloger in 1969. Mullin details changes to library cataloging that occurred during his time in the position, specifically the transition from a manually maintained card catalog to a digitally maintained internet catalog. He also discusses his time as the Special Collections Librarian, for which he was hired in 1987. Mullin talks about the general duties of that position and some specific things he accomplished, such as overseeing several important additions to the collection and the move of Special Collections from the first floor of the Library to the fourth floor.


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Document Type

Oral History


Librarians; University of Montana; Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library; Cataloging librarian; Special Collections librarian; K. Ross Toole Archives and Special Collections; Library science

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 408-022

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:22:22 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:22:22 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-22.mp3; OH408-022.pdf

Christopher Mullin Interview, November 15, 2006