James Cox recalls how he and his family moved to Jordan, Montana, where he taught English for a semester after serving in the Korean War. He describes completing his graduate education at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and then moving his family to Ryegate, Montana. Cox discusses obtaining his Ph.D. before accepting a job at the University of Montana in Missoula in 1964 in the Science Department. He talks about his becoming a professor of chemistry in the Botany Department. Cox describes serving on the University of Montana Faculty Senate, the administrations of University of Montana presidents Robert Pantzer and George Dennison presidencies, the erosion of faculty congeniality, and changes to the student body.
University of Montana Botany Department; Korean War, 1950-1953; Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; University of Montana Faculty Senate; Robert Pantzer, University of Montana president; George Dennison, University of Montana president
University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound file (55:59 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-011.mp3; OH408-011.pdf
Cox, James, "James Cox Interview, June 29, 2006" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 8.