Pat Williams Interview, June 12, 1997

Interviewee

Pat Williams

Interviewer

William D. Cunningham

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Description

Pat Williams talks about his wilderness proposal for 1.7 million acres of national forest in Montana. He discusses Montanans’ views on wilderness and how water and wilderness are inextricably linked. Williams recalls defeating the Secretary of Interior’s proposal to open the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana to oil exploration. He describes defeating Ron Marelnee in the 1992 election for Montana’s only U. S. House of Representatives seat based on his views about Montana wilderness protection. Williams concludes by discussing Montanans’ close relationship to wilderness and land and it effect on their livelihoods.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Pat Williams; Wilderness areas; Wilderness areas, Montana; Wilderness legislation; U.S. Secretary of Interior; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Oil exploration; Ron Marlenee

Original Date

6-12-1997

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Pat Williams Wilderness Interviews Oral History Project, OH 362, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 362-003, 004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:19:01 minutes

Local Filename

OH_362_003_004.mp3; OH_362_003_004.pdf

Pat Williams Interview, June 12, 1997

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