Craig Denton, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 28 March 2008

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Title Craig Denton, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 28 March 2008
Alternative Title No.478 Craig Denton
Creator Denton, Craig, 1947-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-03-28
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Great Salt Lake Desert, Tooele County, Utah, United States,
Subject Denton, Craig, 1947- --Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Environmentalism--Utah--History; MX (Weapons system)--Environmental aspects; Wilderness areas--Utah; Great Salt Lake Desert (Utah); Bear River (Utah-Idaho)
Description Transcript (36 pages) of interview(s) by Rob DeBirk with Craig Denton on March 28, 2008
Abstract Denton grew up on the east side of Salt Lake City. He attended Highland High School. A non-Mormon, he had the perspective of being on the outside looking in. Topics discussed include empty spaces like vacant lots that have since been filled in, the concept of wilderness, proposed wilderness areas of Utah's West Desert, the Las Vegas water grab, his love of fishing and the Bear River, his career at the University of Utah, and the fight against the MX missile. Denton also talks about literature that influenced his thinking, including the works of Thoreau, Emerson, Walt Whitman and Rachel Carson. He also talks about the photography of Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter and Philip Hyde. Interview is part of the Utah Environmentalists Oral History Project. Interviewer: Rob DeBirk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Environmentalism; Environmentalists; MX (Weapons system)--Environmental aspects; Wilderness areas; Utah--Great Salt Lake Desert; United States--Bear River
Setname uum_elc
ID 797334
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