Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997

Title

Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997

Interviewee

Pat Williams

Interviewer

William D. Cunningham

Files

Download Transcript of Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997 (221 KB)

Description

Pat Williams recalls key legislation—RARE II and Big Hole, the Rattlesnake Wilderness Bill, and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Bill—and colleagues—Morris Udall, Phillip Burton, James “Jim” Wright, Max Baucus, and John Melcher—that he encountered in the U.S. House of Representatives during his almost 20-year tenure as a congressman from Montana. He describes serving on the Interior Committee and Public Lands Subcommittee, both of which handled environmental and wilderness issues. Williams discusses the concept of wilderness and its various interpretations by the public and by politicians when he served in the House. He mentions having served on the Budget Committee during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Pat Williams; Max Baucus; John Melcher; Ronald Reagan, U.S. president; Morris Udall; Phillip Burton; James “Jim” Wright; Interior Committee; Public lands; Budget Committee; Rare II; Big Hole, Montana; Rattlesnake Wilderness Bill; Lee Metcalf Wilderness Bill

Original Date

5-12-1997

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 362-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:58:45 minutes

Local Filename

OH_362_001.mp3; OH_362_001.pdf

Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997

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