Gale Dick, Salt Lake City, UT, an interview by Gavin Noyes, 23 April 2009

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Title Gale Dick, Salt Lake City, UT, an interview by Gavin Noyes, 23 April 2009
Alternative Title No. 697 Gale Dick
Creator Dick, Bertram Gale, 1926-2014
Contributor Noyes, Gavin
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-04-23
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/ ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549209/ ; Oregon, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5744337/
Subject Dick, Bertram Gale, 1926-2014--Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Wasatch Range (Utah and Idaho)--Environmental conditions; Forest reserves--Recreational use--Environmental aspects; Wilderness areas--Utah--History; Environmental--Utah--History
Keywords Save Our Canyons
Description Transcript (41 pages) of an interview by Gavin Noyes with Save Our Canyons co-founder Gale Dick, on 23 April 2009. Part of the Utah Environmental Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-3210
Abstract Gale Dick (b. 1926), former professor of physics at the University of Utah, talks about the history of Salt Lake area activist group Save Our Canyons, which he has been involved with since its inception. Born and raised in Oregon, he served two years in the Navy at the end of World War II and afterward attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he fell in love with the mountains and embarked on his career and his avocation. Professor Dick remembers the academic climate following World War II, when students were particularly eager to learn and also began skiing and mountaineering in earnest. He chronicles his self-described love affair with mountains from its start in Oregon, to the Alps while he studied abroad, to Wyoming, and at last, to Utah, where he took a job in the University of Utah´s physics department in 1959. Professor Dick spends a substantial amount of time discussing the mechanics of leadership in Save Our Canyons, and discusses the group´s efforts since the 1970s to combat both the spread of development in the Wasatch Mountains and the exclusivization of wilderness. He remembers working with Floyd Sweat, Alexis Kelner, and Cal Giddings, all key players in Save Our Canyons, among others. Project: Environmentalism. Interviewer: Gavin Noyes.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s6ng6kqz
Topic Environmentalists; United States--Wasatch Range; Forest reserves--Recreational use; Wilderness areas
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 839199
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ng6kqz
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