Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Royal G. Jackson Papers, circa 1905 - 1992

Logging operations, ca 1970s.

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MSS JacksonR

The Royal G. Jackson Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Jackson in the course of his research. The bulk of the materials pertain to the history of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, McDonald – Dunn Research forest, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Arboretum, and nature-based tourism in central Oregon and Costa Rica. The papers include extensive oral history sound recordings and photographs, in addition to manuscripts, publications and reference materials. Jackson was a faculty member in the Oregon State University College of Forestry from 1970 until 2004.

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Scope and Content Note


4.25 cubic feet including 1050 photographs and 214 sound recordings; 12 boxes and 2 map folders


This collection consists of four series: I. Oral History Transcripts and Project files, 1968-1992; II. Oral History Sound Recordings, 1968–1992; III: Manuscripts, Publications and Reference Materials, 1905-1998; IV: Photographs, circa 1905-1980.

Related Papers

The College of Forestry Records (RG 139) and Photographs (P 061) provide extensive documentation of forestry research and academic programs at Oregon State as well as the Research Forests. Several other oral history collections include materials associated with the oral history interviews in the Royal Jackson Papers -- the Oral Histories of Northern Cheyenne Descendants of the Battle of Little Bighorn (OH 20) and the Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories (OH 06). The Basques of Harney County, Oregon, Oral History Collection (OH 04) consists of interviews conducted by Jackson. The Gerald W. Williams Collection includes extensive documentation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Papers for notable interviewees include those of W.F. McCulloch, Dean of Forestry from 1955 to 1966, Paul M. Dunn, Dean of Forestry 1942 to 1955, and Alan B. Berg.

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