Sigurd F. Olson papers, 1920s-1989.
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U.S. National Park Service has managed the Morristown National Historical Park since 1933. From the description of Morristown National Historical Park resource management records, 1933-1994 (bulk 1938-1970). (Morristown National History Park). WorldCat record id: 71014733 The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created...
The Wilderness Society is a non-profit organization, whose primary purpose is the preservation and protection of wildlands in the United States. Founded in 1935, it has been involved in major conservation battles for decades. Foremost among the Society's achievements was the enactment of the Wilderness Act of 1964, which established a national wilderness preservation system. It has organized citizen conservation groups to help shape government decisions on land use policy; monitors Federal actio...
Olson is past president of the National Parks Association and the Wilderness Society and author of many books on wilderness areas and the environment. From the description of Oral history interview with Sigurd F. Olson, 1976 May 27. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 45441498 1899 Born April 4 in Chicago, Illinois, the second son of Lawrence J. Olson, a Baptist minister, and Ida ...
From the guide to the Noemi Weygant Papers, 1969-1984, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...
Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa and received a Master of Forestry degree from Yale University. In 1909 he joined the U.S. Forest Service and from 1914-1924 he supervised national forests in Arizona and New Mexico. He established the first wilderness area in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico and was a founder of The Wilderness Society. In 1933, he accepted the chair of Game Management at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught until his death on April 21, 1948. F...
The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 by sportsmen concerned over the declining wildlife populations. Named after the 17th century British naturalist, the League is devoted to protecting the resources of the natural environment for the use and benefit of both people and wildlife. As one of the earliest conservation organizations, the League set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. From the description of Izaak Walton League records, 1902-1996, ...
Technical sergeant, United States Army; member, Counter Intelligence Corps, during World War II; subsequently aide to Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota. From the description of Robert Eliot Matteson pamphlets, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123429944 Matteson was born Sept. 13, 1914 in St. Paul, Minn and died Jan. 24, 1994. He had a long and varied career as a government official, college faculty member, intelligence agent, expert on arms control and Russia, author,...
Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. From the description of William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980 (bulk 1923-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068743 William O. Douglas was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. His nearly thirty-seven year tenure as a Supreme Court justice was the longest in the history of the court. From the guide to ...
In 1979, Northland College, assisted with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, began to document ethnic traditions. The focus of their search was people of Scandinavian, Finnish, East European and Native American descent. They looked within a 60-radius of Ashland, Wisconsin and Hancock, Michigan. The result is over 100 hours of interviews and music recorded from regional ethnic performers in addition to folk music collections, books, bibliographies, reference guides and photographs. ...
Forester and explorer; graduate of New York State College of Forestry, 1924. From the description of Papers, 1923-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155478351 Civil servant in the U.S. Forest Service. From the description of Papers, 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524092 Wilderness advocate and forester Robert Marshall was born in New York Jan. 2, 1901. Graduating from the College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1924, he went on to earn a...
Oberholtzer was well known as an explorer, conservationist and writer. In 1912 he settled in the Rainy Lake area of northern Minnesota. He often traveled the area with Indian companions, particularly Billy Magee, and was a friend of the Indians as well as teller of their stories and legends. He is best known for his ceaseless role in preserving the Quetico-Superior wilderness. He was instrumental in the founding of the Friends of the Wilderness Society. He worked for the establishment of the Bou...