Howard Reinhardt Interview, July 3, 2006


Howard Reinhardt


David Brooks



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Howard Reinhardt discusses his educational background and his tenure at the University of Montana as a professor in the Department of Mathematics (1957-1983) and, later, as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1983-1987). He describes the collegiality among professors across campus, the changing nature of student goals, and the role of a liberal arts education in society. Reinhardt talks about his relationship with professors in the department, as well as his relationships with other University personnel. He recalls the role of the department’s chairman and issues that they dealt with. Reinhardt discusses the increasing trend of departments acquiring Ph.D. programs, his motivation for pursuing the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences position, and his experience working with several University of Montana administrations.


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Document Type

Oral History


College of Arts and Sciences, University of Montana; Mathematics Department, University of Montana; University of Montana administration

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


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Oral History Number

OH 408-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:03:50 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:03:50 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-07.mp3; OH408-007.pdf

Howard Reinhardt Interview, July 3, 2006