Tom Roy Interview, May 24, 2006


Tom RoyFollow


David Brooks



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Tom Roy describes his experiences and participation in the University of Montana’s School of Social Work and in the development of the Environmental Studies program. He discusses his educational background and his experiences working as a professor in Social Work program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Roy reminisces about leaving MSU to take a job in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana in Missoula during the 1970s. He recalls the details of the scandal that occurred with Mort Arkava, the former chair of the School of Social Work, in which Arkava was indicted by the federal government. Roy also discusses how he became involved in the Environmental Studies program and, later, its director, the near collapse and recovery of the program, as well as the camaraderie of the faculty, staff and students within the program.


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Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana School of Social Work; University of Montana Environmental Studies program; Mort Arkava; Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

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 408-019

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:55:58 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (53 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:55:58 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-19.mp3; OH408-019.pdf

Tom Roy Interview, May 24, 2006