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.
Humanities program, University of Montana; Geology Department, University of Montana; History Department, University of Montana; Philosophy Department, University of Montana; Rhodes Scholarship
University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Van de Wetering, Maxine, "Maxine Van de Wetering Interview, September 29, 2006" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 26.