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Les Lloyd Papers, 1942-1951

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Les Lloyd Papers, 1942-1951

ID: MSS Lloyd

Primary Creator: Lloyd, L. D.

Extent: 0.03 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Les Lloyd Papers consist of correspondence and related materials received by Lloyd from George Peavy, former Dean of the School of Forestry at Oregon State College. Leslie Darvel Lloyd graduated from Oregon State in 1929 with a BS in Technical Forestry.

Scope and Content Notes

The Les Lloyd Papers consist predominantly of correspondence and related materials, such as newspaper clippings, received by Lloyd from George Peavy. The correspondence pertains to the School of Forestry, alumni, Peavy's activities during retirement, and foresty and logging topics. Most of the letters were handwritten by Peavy. Some of the correspondence pertains to the 1948 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan; the collection also includes a program for this game. Lloyd and several other forestry alumni made arrangements for Peavy to attend the game.

The papers also include the constitution and by-laws for the Oregon State College Forestry Alumni Association, meeting minutes for the Association, and an issue of the Fernhopper Newsletter for Summer 1946. Several items written by Earl G. Mason, Dean of the School of Forestry in 1936-1942, are also included. The photograph depicts Peavy with the car that he received as a gift from forestry alumni in 1947.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Leslie Darvel Lloyd, of Portland, Oregon, graduated from Oregon State College in 1929 with a BS degree in Technical Forestry. He completed a master's degree in tropical forestry at the University of Michigan and had many international assignments advising and assisting in forest management in Central and South America, Asia, and Europe. From 1937 to 1941, he was the forester for the Hawley Pulp and Paper Company. As a student, Lloyd was chairman of the first Fernhopper Day, an annual event for forestry alumni.

George W. Peavy was the first Dean of the School of Forestry at Oregon State College, a position he held from 1913 until 1932. From 1932 until his retirement in 1940, he served as Acting President (1932-1934) and President (1934-1940). In 1947, Peavy was elected mayor of Corvallis, Oregon, and served in that capacity until his death in 1951. Peavy was also a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 photograph; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Additional biographical information about Lloyd is available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) file "MC-Lloyd, Les". The College of Forestry Records (RG 139) and the George W. Peavy Papers (MSS Peavy) document Peavy's activities as Dean and during his retirement.

Preferred Citation: Les Lloyd Papers (MSS Lloyd), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Lloyd, L. D.
Mason, Earl George (1897-)
Peavy, George Wilcox (1869-1951)

People, Places, and Topics

Forestry schools and education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Forests and forestry--Oregon.
Lloyd, L. D.
Natural Resources
Oregon State College--Alumni and alumnae.
Oregon State College. School of Forestry
Oregon State Forestry Alumni Association
Peavy, George Wilcox, 1869-1951
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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