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Oral History Interviews

Since 1997, ATA has been recording 'oral history' interviews with veteran trappers and hunters from around the state. The Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska is also a partner in this effort.

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The primary purpose of the project is to preserve the memories of people who live an active outdoor lifestyle. In this way, we can help maintain the traditions of consumptive use. The secondary purpose is to share these memories with a wide audience. Material gathered during the interviews has appeared in both newspaper and magazine articles. Excerpts of the audio recordings have been broadcast on radio.

You can read some of the brief biographic sketches below as well as listen to some excerpts that are available.

There is a complete copy of a MP3 Audio file for each of the Oral History Interviews available for purchase. We're sure that you will enjoy hearing stories of life on The Last Frontier.

Click here to order a MP3 Audio File for specific Oral History Interviews.




Stories of True Wild Alaska, Alaska TracksNEW!
Alaska Tracks, by Randy Zarnke
The next step in the long-term ATA oral history project has arrived. Read the life stories of the people who have hunted, fished and trapped throughout The Great Land.
Price: $19.95





Here is a list of interviews currently available:(you can click the icon to read or listen to the abbreviated history)

Name Text
Summary
Sound
Excerpt
Red Beeman Online summary Online sound sample
Earl Callihan Online summary Online sound sample
Richard Carroll Online summary
Susie Charlie Online summary
Lenora Conkle Online summary
Tom Coyle Online summary
Ken Deardorff Online Summary Online sound sample
Ken Fanning Online summary Online sound sample
Darrell Farmen Online summary Online sound sample
Bill Fickus Online summary
Ben Forbes Online summary Online sound sample
Mickey Foster Online Summary Online sound sample
Richard Frank Online summary Online sound sample
Al Franzmann Online summary Online sound sample
Lyle Garner Online summary Online sound sample
Marlin Grasser Online Summary Online sound sample
Adam Greenwald Online summary Online sound sample
Dick Hamlin Online summary Online sound sample
Sam Harbo Online summary
Tor Holmboe Online summary Online sound sample
Bruce Johnstone Online summary
Daniel Karmun Online summary Online sound sample
Paul Kirsteatter Online summary Online sound sample
Larry Kritchen Online Summary
Ron Long Online  summary Online sound sample
Herman Ludwigsen Online summary Online sound sample
Ted "Gator" Meyer Online summary Online sound sample
June Moore Online summary Online sound sample
John Nicholson Online Summary
Jake Phillips Online summary
Norm Phillips Online summary Online sound sample
Jim Rearden Online summary Online sound sample
Joar Savland Online summary Online sound sample
Duke Short Online summary
Alf Skaflestad Online summary
Sam Snyder Online summary Online sound sample
Norm Sutliffe Online summary Online sound sample
Fred Thomas Online summary Online sound sample
Will Troyer Online summary Online sound sample
Bob Uhl Online summary Online sound sample
Bud Wiese Online summary Online sound sample
Dean Wilson Online summary Online sound sample
Al Wright Online summary


Acknowledgement: ATA expresses its deepest appreciation to the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska for sponsoring our oral history project.



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Mail: P. O. Box 82177
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