Kathleen Schmitt Kline

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Don Reiter People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Kathleen Schmitt Kline interviews Don Reiter, the Tribal Fish and Wildlife Manager for the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin. Don discusses his history with sturgeon and the Menominee Tribe, particularly in relation to restricted Menominee access to sturgeon spearing in the past. 

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Mike Will People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Mike Will was born in 1951 and started sturgeon fishing at the age of 14. He used primarily set lines to catch sturgeon although he has participated in approximately 9 spearing seasons. He enjoys caviar, but does not make it himself. Mike believes that the sturgeon are getting bigger, and he likes the system they have in place now. Most people from his area sell the sturgeon, rather than eat it themselves.

Ronald M. Bruch, Kathleen Schmitt Kline Lake Winnebago, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Todd Schaller People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Todd Schaller, Convservation Warden Supervisor in Oshkosh, is interviewed by Kathleen Schmitt Kline regarding his involvement with the Sturgeon Guard program and public attitudes toward sturgeon due to Sturgeon for Tomorrow.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Oshkosh, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Frederick Binkowski, Part 1 People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Part 1 of 2 interviews.

In the July 10, 2008 and August 14, 2008 interviews, Kathleen Schmitt Kline interviews Frederick P. Binkowski about his involvement in sturgeon population research in Wisconsin as a researcher at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Gerald Van Straten People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Kathleen Schmitt Kline and Ronald M. Bruch interview Gerald Van Straten about cooking sturgeon, spear fishing, and poachers using snag lines. Gerald also discusses family stories of fishing, particularly from his grandfather.

Ronald M. Bruch , Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Frederick Binkowski, Part 2 People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Part 2 of 2 interviews.

In the July 10, 2008 and August 14, 2008 interviews, Kathleen Schmitt Kline interviews Frederick P. Binkowski about his involvement in sturgeon population research in Wisconsin as a researcher at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
Estelle Wagner People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Estelle Wagner is interviewed by Kathleen Schmitt Kline about her history in the Lake Winnebago area of Wisconsin, including sturgeon spearing and its connection with her immigrant family. They listen to and discuss historical recordings she has about sturgeon culture from her father. Identities of other speakers on recording are unknown.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Ronald M. Bruch People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Ronald M. Bruch is interviewed by Kathleen Schmitt Kline about historical sturgeon research, the importance of sturgeon sexing and size restrictions for population management, and adaptability of sturgeon.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Ben Burg People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Ben Burg, Don Burg, and Bob Wilson are interviewed by Ronald M. Bruch and Kathleen Schmitt Kline about their histories with sturgeon spearing. Don and Ben Burg discuss their family's history of spearing with the Stockbridge Tribe and using decoys created by Native Americans. All three men tell stories of sturgeon spearing in extreme weather conditions.

Ronald M. Bruch, Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
William Casper People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Kathleen Schmitt Kline interviews Bill Casper about memorabilia, books, track records and other associated paperwork associated with Sturgeon for Tomorrow.

Kathleen Schmitt Kline Unknown University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum