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Bob Zybach Collection, 1972-1990

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Bob Zybach Collection, 1972-1990

Predominant Dates: 1978-1988

ID: MSS Zybach

Primary Creator: Zybach, Bob

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Bob Zybach Collection consists of business records generated and assembled by Zybach's reforestation companies, Phoenix Reforestation and Zybach Tree Farm Systems. Zybach was a reforestration contractor in western Oregon for 20 years prior to becoming a graduate student at Oregon State University.

Scope and Content Notes

The Bob Zybach Collection consists of materials generated and assembled by Zybach in the course of operating his reforestation businesses, Phoenix Reforestation and Zybach Tree Farm Systems. The bulk of the records are financial and legal records; correspondence is also included. The records include index cards for references and publications on reforestation.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Bob Zybach was a reforestation contractor in western Oregon in the 1970s and 1980s and was President of Phoenix Reforestation, Inc. from 1972 to 1992. Zybach earned a BS in Forest Recreation Management in 1991; a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Forest Ecology, Cultural Anthropology, and Historical Archeology in 1999; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences in 2003 -- all from Oregon State University.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 3 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The materials were donated to the Archives by Zybach in 1996.

Related Materials: The Archives' holdings include numerous collections pertaining to forestry and forest products. Materials pertaining specifically to reforestation are part of the College of Forestry Records (RG 139), Paul M. Dunn Papers (MSS Dunn), and the United States Forest Service Video Workshop Videotapes (FV 264). The Agricultural Experiment Station Photographic Collection (P 029) contains images of reforestation of the Tillamook Burn. Oral histories conducted by Zybach as part of his graduate work at Oregon State are part of the Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories (OH 006).

Preferred Citation: Bob Zybach Collection (MSS Zybach), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.


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