The College of Forestry Records were generated and assembled by the College of Forestry and document the development and administration of the College; the research activities of the faculty; acquisition and management of forest properties for research; and interaction with other forestry schools and associations.
17.5 cubic ft.; 45 microfilm reels
The College of Forestry records are organized into four subgroups. Subgroup 1, Forest History, contains three series: I. Prospect Tract File; II. Pacific Northwest Regional Committee on Post-War Programs; and III. Eliot State Forest. Subgroup 2, Office of the Dean, is organized into seven series: I. Correspondence and General Files; II. Historical File; III. Research Forests; IV. Instructional Reports; V. 75th Anniversary Materials; VI. Biographical Files; and VII. Publications. Subgroup 3 pertains to the interests and activities of George Barnes, Professor of Forest Management (1943-1967) and Assistant Director of the Forest Research Division of the Agricultural Experiment Station (1959-1967). Subgroup 4, Forest Research Laboratory, consists of four series: I. Forest Protection and Conservation Committee General Files; II. Forest Research Laboratory General Files; III. Forest Products Research Advisory Committee Records; and IV. Forest Research Laboratory Annual and Biennial Reports.
In addition to records generated by the College of Forestry, the OSU Archives also has documentation from a department within the college, faculty/staff, alumni, forestry-related student organizations, forestry enthusiasts, and timber companies.
Photographic images taken by College of Forestry faculty and staff are available in the OSU Archives. Publications documenting faculty research, student activities, alumni outreach, and history of the College of Forestry can also be found in the holdings. Forest Products Department Records (RG 3) include materials pertaining to that academic department as well as records of the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory. Materials relating to the forestry extension programs are available in the Forestry Extension Records (RG 103).
Collections from College of Forestry faculty and staff include the papers of Deans George W. Peavy, Paul M. Dunn, and Walter F. McCulloch. Other faculty and staff members represented in the holdings include: Thurman James (T. J.) Starker, Tony Van Vliet, Royal Jackson, Leif Espenas, S.E. Corder, Robert D. Graham, Douglas W. Glennie, James W. Johnson, George Atherton, and Harry Ira Nettleton.
Records from College of Forestry alumni include materials from Gustaf Wilhelm Hult, Les Lloyd, and Bob Zybach. Documentation of forestry-related student organizations can be found in the records of the Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honorary Society and the Forestry Club which are in RG 39.
Other forestry related materials in the Archives include records from organizations, lumber companies, and enthusiasts. These collections include: Wright-Blodgett Company Records, Keep Oregon Green Association Records, Jackson F. Kimball Collection, and the Oliver Matthews Collection.
Documentation relating to the spotted owl controversy of the late 1980s and early 1990s and its effect upon Oregon forestry can be found in the Spotted Owl Management, Policy and Research Collection
The Soap Creek Valley History Project oral histories provide information about the area in and surrounding the McDonald and Paul Dunn Forests.
Records of the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory and its advisory committees are also held by the State Archives of Oregon as a part of the records of the State Department of Forestry.