Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Frederick T. Witzig
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Witzig, a native of Morton, Illinois, served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then earned a B.S. degree from Bradley University and a M.S. and Ph.D in geography from the University of Illinois. After teaching at both the Bradley and Illinois campuses, he joined the University of Minnesota Duluth faculty in 1953 and was named head of geography in 1965. Witzig wrote articles for a number of publications, including "The Crane Lake Issue in the Establishment of Voyageurs National Park," which appeared in the 1983 Upper Midwest History journal. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Involvement with the establishment of Voyageurs National Park; arguments against the park; role of the National Park Service; Crane Lake issue; Park Service vs. Forest Service; Boise Cascade proposal; Voyageurs National Park Association; Citizen's Committee for Voyageurs National Park; and the future of Voyageurs National Park.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Witzig, Frederick Theodore
Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/23/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.31
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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