Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989

Title

Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989

Interviewee

Robert E. Wolf

Interviewer

Richard Manning and Dan Hall

Files

Download Transcript of Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989 (115 KB)

Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

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

Original Date

11-17-1989

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 227-040

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_227_040.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989

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