• Lucille C. Forsman Interview, November 19, 1985

    Forsman, Lucille C

    Forsman speaks about her family history and life growing up on a homestead in rural Montana in the early 1900s, and how the Depression affected her family. She discusses her teaching career, moving ar…

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  • Daniel Kemmis Interview, September 22, 1983

    Kemmis, Daniel

    Daniel Kemmis and discusses the process and passage of Initiative 95, which requires 25 percent of the coal tax trust fund be invested in Montana’s economy. The measure provided 25 percent of all futu…

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  • Arnold Bolle Interview, November 29, 1990

    Bolle, Arnold

    Arnold Bolle describes attending the University of Montana (UM) as a student and his early career as a professor in the School of Forestry. He also shares opinions on education. Bolle describes the re…

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  • Robert Moffitt Interview, October 1984

    Moffitt, Robert

    Robert Moffitt describes life as a smokejumper at the Cave Junction, Oregon base in 1948 and 1949. He discusses his training and the facilities at that base. Moffitt talks about Cliff Marshall, the ma…

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  • John W. Price Interview, November 5, 2007

    Price, John W

    John Price worked for Anaconda Operations in Butte before moving to Bonner with his family in 1962 as a draftsman for the Anaconda Products Plant. They lived in the Bonner housing. He also managed the…

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  • Donald Habbe Interview, June 29, 2006

    Habbe, Donald

    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 incl…

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  • Robert Wolf Interview, April 18, 1989

    Wolf, Robert E

    Robert Wolf discusses the history of the Forest Service from 1900 to the 1980s. He describes the below-cost timber sales and Forest Service management goals, including justifications for deficit sales…

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  • Walter Reimer Interview, August 1986

    Reimer, Walter

    Walter Reimer discusses how his Mennonite faith influenced him to apply for a 4-E classification. He mentions his time at the Weeping Water, Nebraska, Lapine, Oregon, and Three Rivers, California CPS…

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  • Philip L. "Phil" Wright and Richard "Dick" Hutto Interview, 1991

    Wright, Philip L, Hutto, Richard

    Phillip "Phil" Wright discusses coming to work at the University of Montana Zoological Museum (now the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum) in 1939 and his interest in the bird specimens in the C. F. H…

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  • Franklin Rutherford Interview, January 29, 1985

    Rutherford, Franklin

    Franklin Rutherford, whose father managed the Missoula power plant, lived with the Missoula architect, A. J. Gibson and his family, for four years after his mother died. Rutherford recounts Gibson’s v…

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  • Orvin Fjare Interview, September 28, 2005

    Fjare, Orvin Benonie

    Orvin Fjare begins by describing how he became interested in politics. He explains how the Anaconda Company's support helped him get elected to the U.S. Congress in 1954. Later he describes how the An…

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  • Diane Sands Interview, December 15, 2000

    Sands, Diane

    Diane Sands describes growing up in the Sixties and changes in society including race, gender equity struggles, civil unrest, religious faction joined by politics, and feminist issues amidst the prote…

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  • Gary Welch Interview, July 21, 1984

    Welch, Gary

    Gary Welch describes his three seasons smokejumping from Cave Junction, Oregon, from 1960 to 1962. He discusses training, the facilities at Cave Junction, fire jumps, and injuries. Welch also recalls…

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  • Helen Anderson Brist Interview, June 11, 2007

    Brist, Helen

    Helen Anderson Brist recalls memories from her childhood in Montana. She tells how her mother, an immigrant from Norway, and her father, a first generation immigrant from Sweden, met and married in So…

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  • Robert Wolf Interview, April 24, 1989

    Wolf, Robert E

    Robert Wolf explains aspects of grazing fees, including the origins from Gifford Pinchot’s role in the early 1900s. He also describes the changing philosophies related to grazing fees in addition to t…

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  • Bob Johnson Interview, October 29, 1987

    Johnson, Bob

    Bob Johnson recalls his World War Two service in the Sixth Defense Battalion of the United States Marines Corps on Sand Island, of the Midway Islands, in 1943 and 1944. Johnson discusses listening to…

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  • Harry Oscar "H.O." Bell Interview, April 26, 1966

    Bell, Harry Oscar

    Harry Oscar “H.O.” Bell describes working as a mechanic and race car driver in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to Spokane, Washington, where he opened Rose’s Automobile Company, the town’s first…

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  • Margaret Wallin Interview, October 30, 1977

    Wallin, Margaret

    Margaret Wallin tells how her father moved to Miles City, Montana, in 1884 to work for the railroad, with her mother following in 1892. Wallin describes growing up on a ranch outside of Rosebud, Monta…

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  • Frank Rummel and Nina Rummel Interview, circa 1978

    Rummel, Frank, Rummel, Nina

    Frank Rummel describes the Fairplay School, also known as the Dutch Hill School, in Ravalli County, Montana. He talks about the teachers who worked there and the school programs that were available wh…

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  • Daniel Kemmis Interview, May 6, 1980

    Kemmis, Daniel

    Daniel Kemmis discusses the 1980 Montana legislative session. He talks about his frustration with the lack of leadership positions available in the Montana State Legislature, and why he chose to pursu…

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