James S. Rouse

James S. Rouse Oral History Interview

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

Interview Location and Date: At the residence of James Rouse in Mount Vernon, Washington, September 18, 1997

Transcription: Transcribed by Renee Edwards, August 1998

Biographical Summary (from the interview introduction)

James S. Rouse served as Park Superintendent at Crater Lake from 1978 to 1984. He brought a varied background to this assignment, one that combined operations with planning. This helped to insure successful initiation of what are now on going programs in lake research and historic preservation, but also included a significant expansion of the park in 1980.

The following transcription is derived from an interview that has its origin when I met Mr. Rouse at the Crater Lake Lodge dedication in 1995. Two years passed before I could arrange to meet him at his residence in Mount Vernon , Washington. Lauren Huffman, who worked with Rouse during the 1970s in the Pacific Northwest Regional Office, joined us for a portion of the interview. His questions and comments for Mr. Rouse are in italics, whereas mine are in bold. Some correspondence and additional biographical information can be found in the park’s history files.

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

Taped interview 911. File includes correspondence, notes from interview (assisted by Laurin Huffman), and photo. Portrait in park photo file.