The Resource Oral history interview, Ernie Dickerman ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Ernie Dickerman ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)

Oral history interview
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ernie Dickerman ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta
Title variation
The George Washington National Forest/(Eastern) American Wilderness Movement oral history project
  • These interviews record the recollections of Mr. Ernest M. Dickerman, retired wildlife conservationist and lobbyist for the Wilderness Society. One of two individuals interviewed for an oral history project, the purpose of which was to "make an historical record of the diverse biology of the George Washington National Forest and the efforts to preserve . . . [its] forest and wilderness areas."
  • Records Mr. Dickerman's interests and knowledge of the American wilderness movement and efforts to secure wilderness areas throughout the Eastern United States. Includes information about the founding of the Wilderness Society, details concerning the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the National Wilderness Preservation System, along with many facts surrounding Eastern wilderness areas. Provides insight into his job while a lobbyist in Congress; travels to inform and gain support; testifying at hearings; and relations with various land management agencies. Relates early histories and conflicts with timber and mining industries; the Sierra Club; and the U.S. Forest Service
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. Ernest Dickerman near Buffalo Gap in Swoope, Va. on Oct. 11 and Oct. 19, 1994
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 6-3a - 6-3d.
Oral history interview, Ernie Dickerman ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)
  • "Sponsored . . . by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service."
  • Complete transcriptions of tapes available
  • 8 videotapes for Dickerman interview, Oct. 11, 1994, also included and shelved in Special Collections: original archival copy on U-matic (tapes 1-6) plus one copy, made from originals, on VHS (tapes 1-2)
  • Letter to interviewee also available with tapes and full transcriptions of interviews
  • Forms part of the oral history project on George Washington National Forest flora and the eastern American wilderness movement. For background information, see the "Oral histories of Ernie Dickerman and Jacob Kagey" statement of purpose paper (OCLC record #33927036). For details on the other interview, also conducted by Dominic Pisciotta, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Jacob Kagey (OCLC #33927047)
Accompanying material
2 transcriptions (24 and 31 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
Control code
1/8 in.
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
4 sound cassettes (ca. 4 hr. 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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