Robert McGiffert Interview, May 31, 2006


Robert McGiffert


David Brooks



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Robert McGiffert describes working as a professor in the University of Montana’s School of Journalism from 1966 to the mid-1990s. He mentions specific colleagues with whom he was close including K. Ross Toole, Nathan Blumberg, Carol Van Valkenburg, and Jerry Brown. McGiffert recalls the student takeover of the ROTC building during the 1960s as well as controversies surrounding University of Montana President George Dennison during the during the 1980s such as the University’s disposal of property at Fort Missoula and plans to build housing on the University golf course.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana School of Journalism; Vietnam War protests; Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC); George Dennison, University of Montana president; K. Ross Toole; Nathan Blumberg; Carol Van Valkenburg; Jerry Brown

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 408-014

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (57:23 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (26 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

57:23 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-014.mp3; OH408-014.pdf

Robert McGiffert Interview, May 31, 2006