Scope and Content Note
The McDonald Forest and Peavy Arboretum Maps consist primarily of detailed maps of the Arboretum and forest prepared from the mid-1930s through the early 1940s. The maps document topography, forest site and timber types, and arboretum plantings. The maps depict the forest and arboretum boundaries, roads, streams and lakes, and structures. Of special note are maps depicting land owners in the area as of 1937. Most of the maps are quite detailed; multiple copies of some maps are available. The collection includes one detailed map produced on a pen plotter in 1993 depicting the topography of two tracts in the Soap Creek Valley.
The maps were prepared by students and faculty of the Oregon State College School of Forestry and the OSU Research Forests, including Fred S. Eyerly, P.R. Grimes, Olin R. Miller, Robert S. Oslund, and Alfred A. Wiener. Gordon V. Skelton prepared the 1937 map of Peavy Arboretum.
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