Maxine Van de Wetering Interview, September 29, 2006


David Brooks



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Maxine Van de Wetering talks about her education prior to coming to the University of Montana. She explains how her Jewish connections helped to get her a job at the University and the subsequent problem of being moved from department to department at the beginning of her career. Van de Wetering discusses the political climate within the University’s academic departments during the 1960s and 1970s. She describes the creation of the Women’s Studies program and talks about her ability to select students who became Rhodes Scholars.


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Document Type

Oral History


Humanities program, University of Montana; Geology Department, University of Montana; History Department, University of Montana; Philosophy Department, University of Montana; Rhodes Scholarship

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 408-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 file (01:08:10): digital + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:08:10 minutes

Local Filename

OH_408_001.mp3; OH_408_001.pdf

Maxine Van de Wetering Interview, September 29, 2006