Robert Wolf Lecture, April 1989


Robert E. Wolf



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Robert Wolf gives a lecture at the University of Montana on the National Forest Management Act and describes governmental changes since he started work in Washington in 1953. Wolf discusses the political processes by which bills are developed and enacted. He also describes the role of political action and pressure groups especially with respect to clearcutting and the roles of Senators Herman Talmadge, Hubert Humphrey, Jennings Randolph, and Lee Metcalf. He talks about James Watt, the roles of the lobbyists, and the application of the act.

Document Type

Oral History


Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978; Metcalf, Lee, 1911-1978; Randolph, Jennings, 1902-1998; Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002; Watt, James G., 1938- ; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; United States. Forest Service; United States. National Forest Management Act of 1976; United States. Organic Act of 1897; United States. Sundry Civil Appropriations Act of 1897; Forest management -- Law and legislation -- United States; Forest reserves -- United States; Lobbyists -- United States; Monongahela National Forest (W. Va.); Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 227-025

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (20 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:52:16 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_025.mp3; OH_227_025.pdf

Robert Wolf Lecture, April 1989