Oral history interview with Sigurd F. Olson

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Titles Oral history interview with Sigurd F. Olson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born 1899. Conservationist. Past President of the National Parks Association and the Wilderness Society. Author - The Singing Wilderness, Listening Point, The Lonely Land, Ruins of the North, Open Horizons, Wilderness Days. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood, education. Early conservationist efforts. Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The interest of youth in the environment. The importance of the wilderness. His writing. Robert Herbst's work as Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner.
Quantity 3 audio files
46 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:58:07 running time
Creation Interviewee: Olson, Sigurd F.
Interviewer: McKane, John
Interviewer: Herbst, Robert L.
Interviewer: Searle, R. Newell
Made in: Ely, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/27/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 71 (Library Call Number)
AV2000.166 (Accession Number)
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  • Ross on August 5, 2020 05:29:13 PM
    Hello, thank you for this wonderful look into the life and perspective of Sigurd Olson. I was wondering if you could direct me to the rest of the audio portion of the interview? Thank you in advance -Ross

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