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McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs, 1962

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs, 1962

ID: P 294

Primary Creator: WAC Corp.

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs consist of images made by Western Aerial Contractors, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon, in 1962.

Scope and Content Notes

The McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs consist of photographic prints (9x9 inches) made by Western Aerial Contractors, Inc. (WAC Corp.) of Eugene, Oregon, on July 23, 1962. The photographs depict the forest cover within the McDonald Forest as well as areas immediately surrounding the forest. The photographs are at an approximate scale 1:12,000 and were made in 7 north-south flight lines. An index map showing the flight lines and locations of images is part of the collection.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Beginning in 1926, the Oregon State University College of Foresty has acquired and managed a number of forest properties for the purposes of research and instruction. The largest and oldest of these tracts of land is the McDonald/Dunn Research Forest which was purchased with funds donated by Mary McDonald. The forest currently consists of approximately 11,250 acres.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 82 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries map collection to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2013.

Related Materials: Extensive materials pertaining to McDonald Forest and the OSU Research Forests are part of the College of Forestry Records (RG 139) and the College of Forestry Photograph Collection (P 061). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center includes many other collections of aerial photographs, including the United States Department of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon for 1972-1994 (P 267).

Preferred Citation: McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs (P 294), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


WAC Corp.

People, Places, and Topics

Benton County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Corvallis (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Experimental forests--Oregon--McDonald Forest.
Forest reserves--Oregon--McDonald Forest.
Local History
McDonald Forest (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Natural Resources
Oregon State University. School of Forestry
OSU Research Forests
University History
WAC Corp.

Forms of Material

Aerial photographs.
Index maps.

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