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Edgar P. Hoener Papers, 1946-1983

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Edgar P. Hoener Papers, 1946-1983

Predominant Dates: 1950-1960

ID: MSS Hoener

Primary Creator: Hoener, Edgar P.

Extent: 2.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Edgar P. Hoener Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Hoener, primarily reflecting his work as a staff member and editor of The Timberman industry magazine during the 1940s and 1950s. The collection includes correspondence, publications, reference materials, photographs, and awards.

Scope and Content Notes

The Edgar P. Hoener Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Hoener, primarily reflecting his work as a staff member and editor of The Timberman magazine. The collection includes correspondence, publications, procedures manuals, information files on the lumber and publishing industries, awards, and photographs. The collection also includes materials pertaining to OSU organizations with which Hoener was affiliated and to political causes and organizations to which Hoener subscribed.

The photographs consist of b/w prints, many of which were taken or acquired for publication in The Timberman. The photographs depict the magazine staff and owners and their participation in timber industry and publishing organizations as well as various timber industry activities in the Pacific Northwest. The awards include certificates and plaques.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Edgar P. Hoener served as Vice President and Business Manager of The Timberman, a timber industry magazine published in Portland, Oregon by George M. Cornwall from 1932 until he became co-publisher in 1950 after Cornwall's death. Miller Freeman Publications acquired a partial interest in the publication in 1955 and full ownership in 1957. In 1962, The Timberman was combined with The Lumberman and Woods Industries to form a new publication, Forest Industries.

Hoener was born September 20, 1898, and died in Portland, Oregon in November 1985. In 1986, a bequest in excess of $1 million was made from his estate to the Oregon State University College of Forestry to establish the Dorothy B. Hoener Memorial Fund, in memory of Hoener's wife. Income from the bequest was designated for scholarships and fellowships for forestry students at Oregon State University.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 60 photographs; 3 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The matererials were transferred to the Archives from the College of Forestry's Dean's Office in 1999.

Related Materials:

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many collections pertaining to forestry and the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest including the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG), August Rauch Collection (MSS Rauch), Crown Zellerbach Corporation Photographic Collection (P 216), College of Forestry Records (RG 139), and the College of Forestry Photograph Collection (P 061). The Center's collections also include many forestry publications produced by the College of Forestry, including a student publication, the Annual Cruise.

The Timberman Magazine Photographs Collection at the Oregon Historical Society includes more than 17,000 images taken or assembled by the publication.

Preferred Citation: Edgar P. Hoener Papers (MSS Hoerner), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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


Hoener, Edgar P.

People, Places, and Topics

Forest products industry--Periodicals.
Forests and forestry--Northwest, Pacific.
Hoener, Edgar P.
Natural Resources
Oregon State University. College of Forestry
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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