Stewart Brandborg Interview, December 3, 2013


Stewart Brandborg


Bill LaCroix



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During the first part of this interview, Stewart Brandborg discusses his introduction to the Alaskan wilderness and his insistence that the Wilderness Society prioritize Alaskan preservation. In particular, he emphasizes the roles of Sig Olson, Ted Swem, and Olaus Murie in the Alaskan fight. In the second portion of the interview, Brandborg discusses the debate between Society members regarding the 1956 wilderness bill and the Society’s strategy of lobbying Congress. He also notes the relationships between various conservation organizations, such as the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and the Wilderness Society.


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Document Type

Oral History


Stewart Brandborg; Wilderness conservation; Alaskan wilderness; 1956 Wilderness Bill; Wilderness Society; National Wildlife Federation; Sierra Club; Sig Olson; Ted Swem; Olaus Murie

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


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 459-006

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:56:08 min.) digital + 1 transcript (8 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:56:08 minutes

Local Filename

OH_459_006.mp3; OH_459_006.pdf

Stewart Brandborg Interview, December 3, 2013