Ken Wolff Interview, February 14, 2006

Title

Ken Wolff Interview, February 14, 2006

Interviewee

Ken Wolff

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Ken Wolff Interview (200 KB)

Description

Ken Wolff discusses the work of Grounded Eagle Foundation, a non-profit in Swan Valley, Montana, devoted to the rescue and recovery of injured wild birds. He describes growing up in and around Western Montana, his ties to the landscape, and returning to Swan Valley after a number of years away. Wolff recalls serving in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War and the personal difficulties he suffered immediately following the war, such as unemployment, a divorce, and struggling with alcoholism. He talks about returning to Swan Valley in the late 1970s, where he rebuilt his life, largely by working to assist returning veterans, and later in 1983 when he became involved in bird rescue.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Grounded Eagle Foundation; Non-profit organizations; Western Montana; Unemployment; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; Alcoholism; U.S. military; Bird rescue; Veterans’ issues

Original Date

2-14-2006

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, 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 422-195, 196

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (32 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_195_196.pdf

Ken Wolff Interview, February 14, 2006

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