Virginia DeLand discusses her involvement in the Missoula environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She describes her activities as a member of Gals Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), including her efforts to lead a sustained effort to reduce air pollution emanating from the Hoerner-Waldorf pulp mill in Frenchtown, Montana. DeLand also talks about the role of gender and class in environmental politics and the strategies that GASP used.
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; Wood-pulp industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Kraft paper industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Air – Pollution; Air quality -- Montana – Missoula; Water – Pollution; Water quality -- Montana – Missoula; Sex roles; Gender politics; Montana. Legislature; Legislation – Montana; Land use – Montana; Local government—Montana; Political participation—Montana; Earth Day; Environmental quality; Environmentalists -- Montana -- Missoula County -- Societies, etc; Missoula (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions; Missoula County (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions
Personal Names: Virginia L. DeLand
Corporate Names: Hoerner-Waldorf Corporation (Mont.); Gals Against Smog and Pollution (Missoula, Mont.)
Geographical Names: Frenchtown (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.); Montana--Politics and government--20th century
GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project, OH 478
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DeLand, Virginia L., "Virginia L. DeLand Interview, July 27, 2020" (2020). GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project. 6.