Theodore Holsten Jr.


Daniel Hall



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Theodore Holsten describes his love of hunting which developed during his childhood and how that influenced him to join the Boone and Crockett Club. Holsten discusses becoming a member in 1986 and the extent of his involvement, which included chairing the Editorial and Publications Committee. He explains how the Club published record books, conservation books, and other related works. He also points out how these publications helped finance the club. Holsten talks about the members who were influential in increasing the Club’s activity, fellow members on the Publications Committee, and the organization’s push for cultural diversity among its members. Holsten also talks briefly about a group led by Douglas Burden—explorer, naturalist and conservationist—who left the Club over a trophy hunting debate.

The interviewee’s full date of birth is restricted in the audio and transcript.


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Document Type

Oral History


Boone and Crockett Club; Williams College; Williamstown, Massachusetts; British Columbia, Canada; Yukon Territory, Canada; Crusade for Wildlife; American Crusade for Wildlife; Acorn Series; Forest and Stream Publishing; Roosevelt, Theodore (Teddy); Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, Montana; University of Montana, Missoula; North American Big Game Competition; Sagamore Hill; National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service; Burden, Douglas; Dragon Lizards of Komodo; Safari Club; Hunting; Trophy hunting; Conservation efforts; Wildlife conservation; Big game hunting

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Boone and Crockett Club Oral History Project, OH 297, 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 297-057

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:32:07 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_057.mp3; OH_297_057.pdf