Stewart Brandborg Interview, November 19, 2013


Stewart Brandborg


Bill LaCroix



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Stewart Brandborg discusses his work with the Wilderness Society, particularly relating to the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act and the roles of Howard Zahniser, Michael Nadel, Olaus Murie, and Sig Olsen. He also notes the significance of Representative John Saylor to the passage of the Wilderness Act. Brandborg explains his work following the initial passage of the act, which included organizing local conservation groups throughout the West to support augmentation of designated wilderness.

Document Type

Oral History


Stewart Brandborg; Wilderness conservation; Wilderness Society; 1964 Wilderness Act; Howard Zahniser; Michael Nadel; Olaus Murie; Sig Olsen; John Saylor

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; United States



Original Collection

Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project, OH 459, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 459-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (01:07:03 min.) digital + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:07:03 minutes

Local Filename

OH_459_001.mp3; OH_459_001.pdf

Stewart Brandborg Interview, November 19, 2013