Owen Hoffman Oral History Interview
Interviewer: Stephen R. Mark, Crater Lake National Park Historian
Interview Location and Date: Crater Lake National Park headquarters, Steel Visitor Center, Dick Brown Library, August 25, 1998.
Transcription: Transcribed by Renee Edwards, September 1998
Biographical Summary (from the interview introduction)
Owen F. Hoffman, seasonal naturalist 1966 – 1968. My first contact with Owen Hoffman’s work came about 10 years ago, when I first ran across his master’s thesis in the park library. Little did I know that former Chief Park Naturalist Bruce Black, who I interviewed in 1988, would bring the two of us together by e-mail in November of last year? A number of messages followed and culminated in Dr. Hoffman arranging his schedule so that he could volunteer for a week during the latter part of August.
Materials Associated with this interview on file at the Dick Brown library at Crater Lake National Park’s Steel Visitor Center
Taped interview; File includes extensive correspondence (most by electronic mail), abstract of his masters thesis (on zooplankton of Crater Lake) and two manuscripts. Copy of thesis in the park library.