Philip L. Wright Interview, January 8, 1992


Philip L. Wright


Wendy Hall



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Philip Wright discusses discovering his passion for wildlife while growing up in Nashua, New Hampshire. He describes his educational background, including his time at the University of New Hampshire and at the University of Wisconsin, then talks about his first and second marriages. Wright also outlines the courses he taught as a professor of zoology and biology and his work at the University of Montana Biological Station on Flathead Lake with the Boone and Crockett Club and various environmental agencies. He explains his research interests such as the winter whitening of weasels, game management, and maturation of native Montana birds. Wright also discusses the Wildlife Biology program at the University of Montana and the graduate students with whom he worked within the program.


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Document Type

Oral History


Zoology; University of Montana-Missoula; Montana Biological Station; Flathead Lake, Montana; mammalogy; Boone and Crockett Club; Wildlife biology

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Wildlife Biology Program Oral History Project, OH 276, 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 276-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:50:39 minutes

Local Filename

OH_276_001_002.mp3; OH_276_001_002.pdf

Philip L. Wright Interview, January 8, 1992