Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Charles S. Kelly
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kelly was born in Hudson, Wisconsin, and was educated in Hudson schools. After attending River Falls Normal School, he completed his education at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1925. He first worked for the law firm of Fred Ingersoll in Saint Paul, which represented James J. Hill. He then joined Frank Hubachek & Son in Minneapolis, which later established the firm Hubachek, Kelly, Rausch & Kirby in Chicago. He retired from the firm in 1973. A long time activist in conservation issues, he was chairman of the Quetico Superior Committee and the International Quetico Superior Committee. Kelly died on June 13, 1987 in Evanston, Illinois. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background; involvement with Quetico Superior; Ernest Oberholtzer; fight against Edward Backus; Sigurd Olson; lobbying effort in Canada; Ontario Premier Leslie Frost; involvement of the Izaak Walton League; methods of obtaining monies for acquisitions; wilderness bill; and media response to Quetico Superior. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Mr. Kelly was in ill health at the time of the interview.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Kelly, Charles S.
Made in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Subjects Made in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Dates Creation: 09/24/1986 (Interviews conducted 9/24/1986 and 9/25/1986.)
Notes Includes letter from Charles S. Kelly regarding interview answers after interview was completed.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.15
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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