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J. D. Vertrees Papers, 1949-2001

Collection Overview

Title: J. D. Vertrees Papers, 1949-2001

ID: MSS Vertrees

Primary Creator: Vertrees, J. D.

Extent: 10.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The J. D. Vertrees Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Vertrees in his studies of maples (specifically Japanese maples), weeds and insects. A large quantity of the collection pertains to his authorship Japanese Maples, published by Timber Press.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Vertrees worked as an entomologist at OSU and pursued an interest in rare and unusual maples. Maintaining a 1.5 arboretum at the Maplewood Nursery in Roseburg, Oregon, Vertrees had amassed there at one point the largest collection of Japanese Maples in the U. S. The first edition of his book, Japanese Maples, was published in 1978. He died in 1993.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 10 cubic foot boxes, 2 document boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: J.D. Vertrees Papers (MSS Vertrees), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.


Vertrees, J. D.

People, Places, and Topics

Natural Resources
Timber Press (Portland, Or.)
University History
Vertrees, J. D.

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