Lendal Kotschevar Interview, September 8, 1999


Lendal Kotschevar


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Lendal Kotschevar describes his home on Lindbergh Lake in the Swan Valley of Montana, which he purchased in 1955 while he was a professor at the University of Montana. He discusses the history of the building, as well as environmental changes to the area wildlife he used to see near his house. Kotschevar also recalls the tragic death of his wife and the concerts he put on for 13 years in her memory for Swan Valley residents. He talks about the musicians he’s invited to play, such as pianist Joe Evans, violinist Ralph Evans, and soprano Netta Casey. Kotschevar also recalls his times in Rome (including a meeting with Pope Paul VI), Bangkok, and Iran while he served as a consultant to the United Nations about mass feeding for people in developing nations.


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Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; University of Montana-Missoula; Musicians, Montana; United Nations; Pope Paul VI

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, 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 422-038, 039

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:16:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_038_039.mp3; OH_422_038_039.pdf

Lendal Kotschevar Interview, September 8, 1999