James Cox Interview, June 29, 2006


James Cox


David Brooks



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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.


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Document Type

Oral History


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

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 408-011

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (55:59 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

55:59 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-011.mp3; OH408-011.pdf

James Cox Interview, June 29, 2006