Horace M. Albright Interview, June 22, 1979


Horace M. Albright


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert and Forrest Anderson



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Horace M. Albright recalls visits from Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge to Yellowstone and shares his thoughts on both presidents. He discusses his leadership of the Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future in 1953, and his time on the executive committee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association in the 1960s. He also discusses his relationships with various members of the Boone and Crockett Club. Albright discusses the Club’s legislation and land acquisition conservation efforts, especially during his time as conservation chairman from 1957 to the mid-1960s. He specifically discusses creating the Yellowstone National Park bison herd as well as the wild burro and horse populations in Death Valley and the Grand Canyon. He recalls tensions within the conservation committee, the Club members’ widespread involvement in conservation issues around the United States, and the many friendships within the Club. Albright shares his thoughts on the Club’s work during his time, and reflects on the longevity and effectiveness of various conservation organizations around the United States. He discusses the Club’s records, and where they should be housed.


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Oral History


Pearson, Gilbert; Poe, Richard “Dick”; Audubon Society; Star Monument; American Museum of Natural History; Grant, Madison; Pearson, Gilbert; Walker, Frederick; Yellowstone National Park; Paine, John Bartlett; Mather, Stephen; Sheldon, Charles; Rockefeller, Lawrence; Anthony, Harold; Save-the-Redwoods League; Osborn, Henry Fairfield; Kent, William; Miriam, John; Cutler, P.A.; Koneig, A.E.; Grant, DeForest; Sequoia National Park; Mount Whitney; King’s Canyon; Pine Flat Dam; Ickes, Harold L.; Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future; Shoreham Hotel; Ford Foundation; Gaither, Rowan; Hutchins, Robert; Commodore Hotel; Zion National Park; Warren G. Harding; Calvin Coolidge; Archibald Roosevelt; Sagamore Hill; Theodore Roosevelt Association; du Pont, Henry Francis; Udall, Stewart; Ferguson, Robert; Drury, Newton; Colby, William E.; Muir, John; Wirth, Conrad; Yosemite National Park; Rogers, Archibald; Cross, Redmond; Burden, Douglas; International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources; National Parks Commission; International Conference on National Parks; Coolidge, Jr., Harold J.; Tolstoy, Ilya; Pratt, Sherman; Gray, Prentiss; Moran, Thomas; Cody Museum; Horace M. Albright medal; Smith, Frederick; Frederick, Karl; Prairie State Park; National Bison Range; Hornaday, William T.; Jones, Buffalo; Yellowstone National Park; Pittman-Robertson Act; Rampart Dam; Lindbergh, Charles; Roosevelt Longworth, Alice; Hope, Bob; Feiss, Julian; Burden, Douglas; Explorer’s Club; National Park Boundary Committee; Sheldon, Charles; Mather, Stephen; Roosevelt, Jr., Theodore; Roosevelt, Kermit; Sagamore Hill Committee; Derby, Richard; Ely, Alfred; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Outdoor Recreation Review Commission; Rockefeller, Lawrence; Darling, Jay “Ding”; Gutermuth, Clinton R. “Pink”; Yosemite National Park; Minaret Range; Echo Park; Seaton, Frederick; Hodges, Duncan; American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Wildlife Management; Wildlife Federation; Audubon Society; Carhart, Arthur

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Time Period

Twentieth century

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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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 297-028b, 029, 030

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

3 sound cassettes (02:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (39 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:06:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_028b_029_030.mp3; OH_297_028b_029_030.pdf

Horace M. Albright Interview, June 22, 1979