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Leading a changing Utah construction and mining company : oral history transcript : Utah International, GE-Utah, BHP-Utah, 1954-1987 / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/108 p; Phonotape 3170 C:1-17; BANC MSS 2001/108 p suppl.
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Title:

Leading a changing Utah construction and mining company : oral history transcript: Utah International, GE-Utah, BHP-Utah, 1954-1987 / 2000
Western mining in the twentieth century oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Wilson, Alexander M., 1922-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Tulare County background; WWII, Burma Road; UC Berkeley College of Mines; positions with Yellow Pine Mine, Stibnite, ID, and Mountain Pass Mine, CA; Utah Construction & Mining Co. from 1954, head of mining division: Lucky Mc uranium mine, Navajo Mine at Four Corners; Utah Development Co., Australia: Queensland Coal, Bowen Basin, Mt. Goldsworthy, Hay Point port, negotiations with Whitlam government, Mitsubishi; sale of construction division to Fluor, 1969; Utah International, President, 1971: difficulties of merger with GE, 1975; Escondida Mine, Chile, Peruvian nationalization of Marcona Co.; BHP-Utah, acquisition and merger, 1984-87; discusses dealings with government leaders in US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, big game hunting, industrial health issues, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Foundation, family and health matters.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ut
Utah International Inc.
Utah Construction & Mining Co.
BHP-Utah Minerals International.
Mining engineers -- West (U.S.) -- Interviews
Mines and mineral resources -- Utah
Mineral industries -- Utah

Note:

Alexander M. Wilson ; with an introduction by Keith Wallace. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Swent in 1996 and 1997. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the Western mining in the twentieth century oral history series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3170 C:1-17.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xx, 269 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
17 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z123v
BANC MSS 2001/108 p
Phonotape 3170 C:1-17
BANC MSS 2001/108 p suppl.

Origin:

California

Classification:

338.7624

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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