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George W. Peavy Papers, 1886-1955

Drawing of George Wilcox Peavy, 1940. Peavy was the first Dean of Forestry from 1913-1940 and president of Oregon State College from 1932-1940. He also founded an arboretum that would act as a laboratory for forestry

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MSS Peavy

The Peavy Papers document the professional and civic activities of George W. Peavy, who served as the first Dean of Forestry (1913-1940) and President (1932-1940) of Oregon State College.


George W. Peavy: Friend of Man, Forester of the West, 1869-1951
by University Archives staff. 1995. 4 pages.

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Scope and Content Note


1.12 cubic ft.; The materials are housed in three document boxes, one half-size document box and one oversize (20x24) box.


The Peavy Papers are arranged into five series: I. Correspondence; II. Ephemera; III. Notebooks; IV. Speeches and Articles; and V. Photographs. The folders are arranged chronologically within the series.

Related Papers

Materials relating to George W. Peavy and the School of Forestry can be found in the President's Office (RG 13); Forestry Club (RG 39); College of Forestry (RG 139) Records; and various College of Forestry publications. Photographs can be found in the Presidents of Oregon State University Photograph Collection (P 1) and Harriet's Photograph Collection #384.

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