Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert
Harold Coolidge describes growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, then discusses his time spent as the executive director of the Pacific Science Board with the National Academy of Science. He details his Indochina, African, Asiatic primate expeditions before sharing his opinion on the Boone and Crockett Club’s records program, conservation efforts, and reasons why the Club should be involved in international conservation programs. Coolidge recalls joining the Club in 1928 and discusses some of its well-known members including Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Kermit Roosevelt, DeForest Grant, Francis T. Colby, and Redmond Cross as well as many others. He talks about the International Commission on National Parks and his involvement in the Survival Service Commission, the World Heritage Trust, and the 1933 London Convention. He recalls numerous awards he has received for conservation efforts, elaborates on the role of hunters in conservation, and discusses how new conservation organizations largely condemn hunting.
Boone and Crockett Club; Wildlife conservation; Conservation efforts; Roosevelt family; DeForest Grant; Francis T. Colby; Redmond Cross; Pacific Science Board; National Academy of Science; International Commission on National Parks; Survival Service Commission; World Heritage Trust; 1933 London Convention; American Committee; Office of International Conservation, U.S. State Department; Primate expeditions
Boone and Crockett Club Oral History Project, OH 297, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 297-016, 017, 018, 019
1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (49 p.: 28 cm.)
Coolidge, Harold J. Jr., "Harold J. Coolidge, Jr. Interview, June 27, 1978" (1978). Boone and Crockett Club Oral History Project. 8.