Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Homer Campbell Papers, 1938-2002

Scope and Content Note

The Homer Campbell Papers consist of brochures, correspondence, course materials, curriculum vitae, flyers, legislative bills, maps, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and reports. The bulk of the collection is described as correspondence/subject files that are identified by particular topic, geographical location, publication, organizational name, or event. These files primarily reflect Campbell's work on environmental issues and include letters to elected officials, his editorials to newspapers, notes from conferences, and minutes from organizations such as "Save Our Stratosphere." Mostly pertaining to efforts to protect landscapes in Oregon, these materials highlight subjects such as: ozone layer depletion, livestock grazing on public lands, preservation of old growth forests, stream restoration, and salmon run protection.

Campbell's student instruction at OSC is reflected through notes, class outlines, course readings, and student papers. The classes represented include: the management of game birds, ichthyology, range and pasture botany, civilian pilot training, and aquatic entomology. In addition to newsletters and membership lists, the Audubon Society records in this collection document Campbell's participation in various preservation campaigns including the addition of the Snag Boat Bend area to the Finley Wildlife Refuge.

Numbering about 42 images in total (22 prints and 20 negatives), the photographs depict a field trip to Hart Mountain and the Corvallis Audubon Society booth at the Benton County Fair.

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