Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project

11 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1986-1990

INTERVIEWERS: Margaret Robertson and James E. Fogerty

The Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project documents a significant trend throughout the state's history: Minnesotans' ongoing concern with their environment. 

The 20th century has seen a dramatic growth in efforts to conserve Minnesota's natural resources. These events have not occurred without controversy, however, and the debate continues over issues such as timber wolf preservation, acid rain control, and forest management policies. 

The Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project included interviews with individuals representing a variety of viewpoints on the conservation and utilization of natural resources. Through these interviews, the narrators reveal not only their roles and that of various organizations in environmental history, but point the way to the future of natural resources management in Minnesota. 

VIDEOTAPED INTERVIEWS: Video components, including brief interviews and more extensive background footage, are available for the following interviews: William Bryson, Paul Hansen, Margaret Kohring, and Grant J. Merritt. Shot lists of the video tapes are available in the Oral History Office.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 49 hours 34 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 1,003 pages

Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Katherine L. Bakeless
Katherine L. Bakeless
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Edmund Bray
Edmund Bray
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with William Bryson
William Bryson
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Edward M. Franey
Edward M. Franey
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Nelson French
Nelson French
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Michael Gregerson
Michael Gregerson
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Raymond Haik
Raymond Haik
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Edward M. Hall
Edward M. Hall
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Hansen
Paul Hansen
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Robert E. Hansen
Robert E. Hansen
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with James M. Harrison
James M. Harrison
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Miron L. Heinselman
Miron L. Heinselman
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Robert L. Herbst
Robert L. Herbst
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Charles S. Kelly
Charles S. Kelly
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Justine Kerfoot
Justine Kerfoot
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Margaret Kohring
Margaret Kohring
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Willis E. Kruger
Willis E. Kruger
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Raymond Lappegaard
Raymond Lappegaard
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Ernest Lundblad
Ernest Lundblad
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Thomas McGuigan
Thomas McGuigan
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Grant J. Merritt
Grant J. Merritt
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Willard Munger
Willard Munger
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Kevin Proescholdt
Kevin Proescholdt
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with William N. Rom
William N. Rom
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Salerno
Frank Salerno
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Strong
Paul Strong
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with David Thorton
David Thorton
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Don Wedll
Don Wedll
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Whiting
Robert Whiting
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Frederick T. Witzig
Frederick T. Witzig
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Matthew Woida
Matthew Woida
Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with David Zentner
David Zentner