Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Edward M. Hall
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hall is a native of Frontenac, Minnesota, and attended Antioch and Hiram Colleges. He served in the merchant marines during World War II and then began a journalism career which included stints with the Newark Evening News, NBC News, and Time magazine. In 1974, he founded the Rainy Lake Chronicle. He also wrote "Drumbeat", a book which describes life in the northwoods. He retired from full time newspaper work in 1983. Hall had a life long friendship with Ernest Oberholtzer and was active in the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background; his friendship with Ernest Oberholtzer; childhood visits to Rainy Lake; canoe trips and visiting Ober's Indian friends; observations of Indian life; Ober's relationship to Sigurd Olson; the last years of Ober's life; Will Zimmerman; lobbying in Washington; Ober's legacy as conservationist; and Edward Backus. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Hall also participated in the Katherine Bakeless interview of February 6, 1987.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Hall, Edward Matson
Made in New York, New York, United States
Subjects Made in New York, New York, United States
Dates Creation: 02/05/1987 - 02/08/1987
(Interviews conducted 2/5/1987, 2/6/1987, and 2/8/1987.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.9
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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