Robert Wolf Interview, November 14, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


David Jackson and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf takes up the early history of log exports, the Morse Amendment of 1968, differences between Alaska and the lower 48 states, abuse of the Tongass Forest in Alaska, Native American sales to Japan, the role of Western Forest Industries Association, the roles of Senator Wayne Morse, Senator Wayne Magnuson, and Senator Henry Jackson, export statistics, effects, the role of labor, Weyerhaeuser, and the emotion and economics of Alaskan contracts.

Document Type

Oral History


Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983; Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989; Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; David Jackson; Dan Hall; United States. Congress. Senate; United States. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; United States. Forest Service; Western Forest Industries Association; Weyerhaeuser Company; Export controls -- United States; Forest products industry -- Political activity -- United States; Indians of North America -- Commerce – Japan; Logging -- Environmental aspects – Alaska; Lumber trade -- Law and legislation -- United States; Lumber trade – Alaska; Alaska – Commerce; Alaska -- Environmental conditions; Tongass National Forest (Alaska) -- Environmental conditions; 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 227-030

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:14 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_030.mp3; OH_227_030.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 14, 1989