Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with James M. Harrison
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harrison was born in Minneapolis in 1937 and spent his childhood in the Worthington area. After attending Carleton College, he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1962 with degrees in journalism and radio and TV speech. He spent several years in the communications field before serving as a research assistant to the Minnesota Senate. Harrison joined the Minnesota Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission in 1968 and was named executive director in 1971. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background; history of the Boundary Area Commission; relationship of Commission and the Minnesota and Wisconsin legislatures; Lower St. Croix Commission; relationship of the DNRs, Park Service and the Commission; master plan for the lower St. Croix; land zoning; the effects of increased recreational use on the St. Croix area; the Upper Mississippi River Management Act; the Corps of Engineers; the role of Northern States Power; Wisconsin lawsuit over sewage issue; and the history of conservation in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Harrison, James M.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/16/1986
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.12
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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