Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Woody Holderman Photographs, 1956-1975

Scope and Content Note

The Woody Holderman Photographs document the Oregon Game Commission's program of wood clearance from streams and rivers in Oregon's coastal basin forests. The images depict active removal of wood debris by crews under Holderman's supervision; the streams and river before and after the clearance projects; manmade features such as fish ladders; and river flooding. The collection consists of 772 black and white prints and negatives and 171 color slides taken by Holderman during the time he was a stream clearance foreman with the Oregon Game Commission.

The collection includes photographs of the following coastal river basins: Alsea, Coos, Coquille, Nehalem, Siletz, Siuslaw, Smith, Trask. Umpqua, Wilson, and Yachats. Other Oregon rivers represented are the Deschutes, Hood, Long Tom, Marys, and South Santiam Rivers. Photographs of Tahkenitch, Siltcoos, Trillium, and Elbow Lakes are also included in the collection.

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