Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection, 1973-2004

The Northern Spotted Owl.

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MSS VanLeeuwen

The Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection consists of materials collected and generated by former State Representative Liz VanLeeuwen pertaining to the listing of the Northern Spotted Owl as a protected endangered species in Oregon and the effect this had on the state's timber industry. VanLeeuwen graduated from Oregon State College in 1947 and served in the Oregon Legislature as State Representative from 1981 to 1999.

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Scope and Content Note


12.5 cubic feet, including 87 photographs, 57 maps, 9 audiocassettes, and 1 videotape; 14 boxes, including 1 oversize box, and 2 map folders


The Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection is arranged in five series: I. Numbered Files, 1983-2004; II. Environmental Impact Statements, 1985-1994; III. VanLeeuwen Organized Files, 1974-1998; IV. Sorted Files, 1973-2002; and V. Audiovisual Materials 1988-1993.

Related Papers

The Special Collections & Archives Research Center's holdings include many collections documenting forestry and natural resources in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Collections with extensive materials pertaining to the spotted owl include the Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection (MSS SpottedOwl) and the Bruce G. Marcot Spotted Owl Collection (MSS Marcot). Other materials produced and collected by Ben Stout and Bob Zybach can be found in the Benjamin B. Stout Papers (MSS Stout) and Bob Zybach Collection (MSS Zybach).

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