Richard Manning and Dan Hall
Robert Wolf describes the events surrounding the federal government’s bail-out of the timber industry between 1978 and 1988. President Reagan signed a law providing dollar relief for timber contracts. Unfortunately this came in the wake of Western timber companies bidding above advertised prices between 1978 and 1981 in an attempt to corner the timber market so from Wolf’s perspective, the relief rewarded bad behavior. He describes the political process, the role of Senator Mark Hatfield, and the role of greed.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
Richard Manning 1951- ; Dan Hall interviewer; Hatfield, Mark O., 1922-2011; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Bailouts (Government policy) -- United States; Lumber trade -- Government policy -- United States; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana
Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)
Wolf, Robert E., "Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989" (1989). Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project. 29.