Robert Wolf Interview, November 13, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Arnold Bolle and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf discusses the history of capital gains tax policy from the 1940s through to the 1990s and its effect on the timber industry. He explains how the policy could be a subsidy for the forest products industry. Wolf also describes the congressional maneuvering related to the policy as well as the role of Senator Bob Packwood. He finishes by talking about timber companies abuse of the law.

Document Type

Oral History


Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Arnold W. Bolle 1912-1994; Dan Hall; Timber industry, United States; Timber – United States; Packwood, Robert 1932- ; Capital gains tax policy, United States; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories – Montana; Forest products industry, United States

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 227-028

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:29:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_028.mp3; OH_227_028.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 13, 1989