Donald Habbe Interview, June 29, 2006


Donald Habbe


David Brooks



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Donald Habbe discusses his administrative duties as Academic Vice President at the University of Montana. He describes the conditions at the University when he first arrived and during his tenure including those related to financing, working conditions, enrollment, and student engagement. Habbe mentions issues in higher education nation-wide and specific to the University of Montana. He also talks about compromises reached between the University’s administration and faculty, budget issues during the 1970s, and the administrations of University of Montana presidents Richard Bowers, Neil Bucklew, James Koch, and George Dennison.

Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana administration; Richard Bowers, University of Montana president; Neil Bucklew, University of Montana president; James Koch, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 408-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:24:23 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (31 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:24:23 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-010.mp3; OH408-010.pdf

Donald Habbe Interview, June 29, 2006