Larry Weeks Interview, September 9, 2020


Larry E. Weeks


Leif Fredrickson



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Larry Weeks discusses the Hoerner-Waldorf pulp mill in Frenchtown, Montana where he worked a technician during the 1960s and 1970s. He explains how the mill functioned and describes the labor and environmental issues associated with it. He details the Gals Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) protests at the mill. Weeks recalls the mill closure and its impact on the environment and wildlife population in the area.


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Document Type

Oral History


Subjects: Environmentalism -- West (U.S.); Environmentalism – Montana; Environmental protection -- West (U.S.) -- Citizen participation; Environmental policy; Environmental policy -- Montana -- Missoula County; Nature -- Effect of human beings on – History; Land use – Montana; Wildlife – Montana; Labor unions – Montana; Wood-pulp industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Kraft paper industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Air – Pollution; Air quality -- Montana – Missoula; Water – Pollution; Water quality -- Montana – Missoula; Environmental quality; Environmentalists -- Montana -- Missoula County -- Societies, etc; Missoula (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions; Missoula County (Mont.) -- Environmental conditionsPersonal Names: Larry E. WeeksCorporate Names: Hoerner-Waldorf Corporation (Mont.); Gals Against Smog and Pollution (Missoula, Mont.)Geographical Names: Frenchtown (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.)Occupations: Mill technicians

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Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project, OH 476

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

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Rights Holder

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 at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Oral History Number

OH 476-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 file (00:59:11): digital + 1 transcript (17 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:11 minutes

Local Filename

OH_476_002.mp3; OH_476_002.pdf

Larry Weeks Interview, September 9, 2020