Ernest C. Oberholtzerpapers. 1854-[198-].

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Ernest C. Oberholtzerpapers. 1854-[198-].

Papers of Ernest Carl Oberholtzer, noted conservationist,explorer, and wilderness philosopher of the Rainy Lake area. He is most closelyassociated with the Quetico-Superior Council of which he was a founder (1928) andpresident; with the President's Quetico-Superior Committee, on which he served from1934-1968; and in general with the struggle to preserve the wilderness character ofthe border lakes region between the United States and Canada, especially as afounder and officer (1937-1967 of the Wilderness Society.

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