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Howard Arant Oral History Interview

 

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About the Crater Lake NP Oral History Series

 

Interviewer: Stephen R. Mark, Crater Lake National Park Historian

Interview Location and Date: At his residence in Medford, Oregon, November 30, 1988

Transcription: Transcribed by Chris Prout, August 1997

Biographical Summary (from the interview introduction)

Howard Arant had the double distinction of working at Crater Lake from 1928 to 1934 and being the grandson of the first park superintendent, W.F. Arant. I met him and his wife early in my employment as park historian, after becoming aware of their collaboration on two articles in the Table Rock Sentinel published by the Southern Oregon Historical Society during the mid 1980s. After visiting them at their Medford residence in August 1988, I saw them again for a short taped interview about three months later. Died 1997.

Materials Associated with this interview on file at the Dick Brown library at Crater Lake National Park's Steel Visitor Center

Taped interview; notes only for previous conversation with him and wife Lu 8/23/88. Loaned a number of photos for copying. Slide taken of him at time of interview. The transcript of that interview is short, in part because a large portion of the information they shared appears in my field notes, and the fact that both Mr. and Mrs. Arant had colds that day.

 

To the reader:

Howard Arant had the double distinction of working at Crater Lake from 1928 to 1934 and being the grandson of the first park superintendent, W.F. Arant. I met him and his wife early in my employment as park historian, after becoming aware of their collaboration on two articles in the Table Rock Sentinel published by the Southern Oregon Historical Society during the mid 1980s. After visiting them at their Medford residence in August 1988, I saw them again for a short taped interview about three months later.

The transcript of that interview is short, in part because a large portion of the information they shared appears in my field notes, and the fact that both Mr. and Mrs. Arant had colds that day. Nevertheless, the following transcription is an important addition to the record along with some Crater Lake photographs that the Arants graciously allowed the park to copy.

Stephen R. Mark

(Crater Lake National Park Historian)

November 1997

 

 

 

 

 

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