Robert Wolf Interview, November 15, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Arnold Bolle and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf tells the tale of the “Sweet Swap,” a nearly scandalous land exchange in Oregon involving the Bureau of Land Management and a timber man named Sweet from California. He describes how Senator Lee Metcalf had previously prevented J. Neils Lumber Co. from getting legislation authorizing land exchanges and how Secretary of Interior Wirth subsequently slipped land exchange language into Point Reyes Seashore legislation. Wolf notes that the resultant attempted land exchange in Oregon involved negotiations that affected Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of the Interior, and Mr. Sweet.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.


Oral History


Arnold W. Bolle 1912-1994; Dan Hall; Sweet, A. W; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Wirth, Conrad Louis, 1899-1993; United States. Bureau of Land Management; United States. Department of the Interior; Public lands -- Oregon – Management; Point Reyes National Seashore (Calif.); 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 227-032

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:50:49 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_032.mp3; OH_227_032.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 15, 1989