This collection includes thirty-two interviews with Boone and Crockett Club members who detail how they became involved in the Club as well as the significance of the Club and its legacy. The interviews were conducted from 1977 to 1996. The interviewees discuss the history of the club and its move from Washington, D.C. to Missoula, Montana. They describe their membership in the club and talk about various wildlife and conservation projects, particularly in the northwestern United States, and the role of hunting in conservation. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 297 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 33 interviews.
Stephen Adams and Townsend Lathrop
Stephen Adams and Townsend Lathrop discuss their involvement and contribution to the restructure of the Boone and Crockett Club during the late 1980s. Adams and Lathrop recall joining the club in 1985 and describe its organizational structure and culture at that time. They explain that ... Read More
Theodore Holsten Jr.
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. ... Read More
Tommy Caruthers describes his involvement in the Boone and Crockett Club, including the planning and organization of the Club’s centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas. Caruthers recalls the various committees on which he served such as the Historical Committee, Strategic Planning, the Records Committee, Hunting and ... Read More
Walter H. White
Walter H. White discusses his involvement in the Boone and Crockett Club in the late 20th century. He shares his opinion about the Club’s establishment of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Montana as well as addresses his concerns with current record-keeping strategies and the ... Read More
William Chanler discusses being born in Gog Magog, Cambridge, England, and moving back and forth between England and Tuxedo, New York. He talks about his early childhood hunting experiences in New York, his interest in bow hunting, and his love for conservation and wildlife management ... Read More
William G. Sheldon
William Sheldon describes growing up in Washington and Canada and learning about hunting and conservation from his father. He talks about joining the Boone and Crockett Club in 1935. He discusses writing The Wilderness: Home of the Giant Panda and mentions the effect that World ... Read More
William L. Searle
William Searle describes his early hunting experiences in hunting, which were influenced by his family’s love of the sport. He tells how he became involved in the Boone and Crockett Club and recalls its transition from gentleman’s club to something more politically and community oriented. ... Read More
William Spencer recalls his involvement in the Boone and Crockett Club during the 1970s and ‘80s. He talks about his lifelong interest in hunting, especially wild sheep, and how that interest led him to join the Club. Spencer describes some of the issues plaguing the ... Read More