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H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Oral History Collection, 1996-1998View associated digital content.

The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Oral History Collection is comprised of interviews with U.S. Forest Service employees, Oregon State University faculty, and other individuals involved with the creation, development and use of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is located in the west-central Oregon Cascades. The interviews were conducted by historian Max Geier in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the forest's designation, and were used in the writing of Geier's book, Necessary Work: Discovering Old Forests, New Outlooks, and Community on the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1948-2000. The collection consists of microcassette audio tapes and born digital transcripts. All of the collection's microcassettes have been migrated to digital format, and the raw audio of most of these items is available online.
ID: OH 028
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Oral History Collection (OH 028), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The collection was formally transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center by the OSU College of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in 2018.
Acquired: 2018.
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Series 1: Interviews, 1996-1998 Add to Shelf

The interviews described in Series 1 reflect the annotations made by Max Geier on a given microcassette's tape case. Where relevant, a reference has also been made to the existence of a born digital transcript. A word processing document in which Geier provided guidance to his student transcriptionists is also organized into Series 1.

Links to the raw audio of specific items have been included in instances where a completed permissions form remains extant and on file within SCARC. The audio of all of the items listed in Series 1 has been migrated to digital format and is available upon patron request or for use within the SCARC reading room.

Extent: 54 microcassette audio tapes and 45 word processing documents
Box-Item 1.1: H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest history workshop morning session, Tape 1, August 7, 1996 Add to Shelf
Workshop featuring Fred Swanson, Ted Dyrness, Art McKee, Cindy Miner and Max Geier at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.2: H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest history workshop afternoon session, Tape 2, August 7, 1996 Add to Shelf
Workshop featuring Ted Dyrness, Cindy Miner, Art McKee and Max Geier at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.3: Mike Kerrick and Ed Anderson, Tape 1, August 28, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Anderson's house in Springfield, Oregon. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.4: Mike Kerrick. Tape 2, August 28, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at his home in Springfield, Oregon. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.5: Fred Swanson, September 6, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at his house in Corvallis. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.6: Roy Silen, September 9, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.7: Ted Dyrness, September 11, 1996 Add to Shelf
Ted (Christen Theodore) Dyrness interviewed at his Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory office. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.8: Ted Dyrness, Tape 2 and Al Levno, September 11 - 12, 1996 Add to Shelf
Ted Dyrness interviewed at his Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory office, September 11, 1996. Al Levno interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, September 12, 1996. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.9: Art McKee, September 12, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.10: Jerry Franklin, Tape 1, September 13, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility, Carson, Washington. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.11: Jerry Franklin, Tape 2, September 13, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.12: Russ Mitchell, Tape 1, September 20, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed in Bend, Oregon. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.13: Russ Mitchell, Tape 2, September 20, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interviewed in Bend, Oregon. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.14: Bob Tarrant, July 24, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at his Corvallis home. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.15: Gabe Tucker, August 19, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.16: Jean Rothacher, Tape 1, August 29, 1997 Add to Shelf
Jean Rothacher and Ted Dyrness interviewed at Rothacher's home in Corvallis, Oregon. Partially transcribed.
Box-Item 1.17: Ross Mersereau with Ted Dyrness, Tape 1, September 3, 1997 Add to Shelf
Ross Mersereau interviewed with Ted Dyrness at Mersereau's home in Corvallis. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.18: Ross Mersereau with Ted Dyrness, Tape 2, September 3, 1997 Add to Shelf
Ross Mersereau interviewed with Ted Dyrness at Mersereau's home in Corvallis. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.19: Jean Rothacher, Tape 2, September 4, 1997 Add to Shelf
A recording of Jean Rothacher describing photos.
Box-Item 1.20: Jim Trappe, September 15, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed in his office in Corvallis. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.21: George Brown, September 19, 1997 Add to Shelf
Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.22: H.J. Andrews Site Visit, Tape 1, September 22, 1997 Add to Shelf
Recording of conversation during van ride from Corvallis to site headquarters with Roy Silen, Bob Tarrant, Martha Brookes, Ted Dyrness, Al Levno and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.23: H.J. Andrews Site Visit, Tape 2, September 22, 1997 Add to Shelf
Recording begins with Roy Silen talking in van en route to headquarters site. Also includes conversation at headquarters site before drive to Carpenter Mountain Lookout and in van en route to lookout. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.24: H.J. Andrews Site Visit, Tape 3, September 22, 1997 Add to Shelf
Recording of discussion of photo line-up at the lookout on Carpenter Mountain and group interview with Bob Tarrant, Roy Silen, Jerry Franklin, Ted Dyrness, Al McKee, Fred Swanson, Martha Brooks and Al Levno. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.25: H.J. Andrews Site Visit, Tape 4, September 22, 1997 Add to Shelf
Recording begins with conclusion of interviews at Carpenter Mountain Lookout followed by drive down to headquarters. Interviews at headquarters streamside site before dinner with Roy Silen, Al Levno, Ted Dyrness, Al McKee, Fred Swanson, Martha Brooks, Bob Tarrant, and Jerry Franklin. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.26: H.J. Andrews Site Visit, Tape 5, September 22, 1997 Add to Shelf
Recording of end of group interview at headquarters site to point where group learns of Roy Silen's tragedy. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.27: Jack Lattin, Tape 1, September 23, 1997 Add to Shelf
Jack (John D.) Lattin interviewed at Cordley Hall, Oregon State University.
Box-Item 1.28: Phil Sollins, September 24, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.29: Susan Stafford, September 25, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.30: Dick Waring, Tape 1, September 26, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Peavy Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.31: Dick Waring, Tape 2, September 26, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Peavy Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Digital File 1: Transcriptionist Briefing, September 29, 1997 Add to Shelf
A word processing document created by Geier and used to provide guidance to student transcriptionists regarding commonly mentioned subjects, personal names and locations, as well as strategies for interpreting unintelligible phrases.
Box-Item 1.32: Jack Lattin, Tape 2, September 30, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Cordley Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.33: Mark Harmon, Tape 1, October 1, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.34: Mark Harmon, Tape 2, October 1, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.35: Lynn Burditt, October 3, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.36: Gordon Grant, Interview 1, October 6, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.37: Stan Gregory, October 7, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Nash Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.38: Gordon Grant, Interview 2, Tape 1, October 10, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.39: Gordon Grant, Interview 2, Tape 2, October 10, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.40: Small Watersheds Group Interview, Tape 1, October 16, 1997 Add to Shelf
Small watersheds group interview recorded at Peavy Hall, Oregon State University. Participants include George Lienkaemper, Fred Swanson, Don Henshaw, Ted Dyrness, Gordon Grant, Al Levno, Ross Mersereau and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.41: Small Watersheds Group Interview, Tape 2, October 16, 1997 Add to Shelf
Small watersheds group interview recorded at Peavy Hall, Oregon State University. Participants include George Lienkaemper, Fred Swanson, Don Henshaw, Ted Dyrness, Gordon Grant, Al Levno, Ross Mersereau and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.42: Julia Jones, October 27, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at her home in Corvallis. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.43: Martha Brookes, November 5, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.44: Robert Griffiths, November 6, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.45: John Cissel, November 7, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.46: Andy Moldenke, November 14, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Cordley Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.47: Tim Schowalter, November 18, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Cordley Hall, Oregon State University. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.48: Riparian Group Interview, Tape 1, November 21, 1997 Add to Shelf
Riparian group interview Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Participants include Linda Ashkenas, Art McKee, Norm Anderson, George Lienkaemper and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.49: Riparian Group Interview, Tape 2, November 21, 1997 Add to Shelf
Riparian group interview Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Participants include Linda Ashkenas, Art McKee, Norm Anderson, George Lienkaemper and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.50: Sherri Johnson, November 24, 1997 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.51: Steve Eubanks, Tape 1, January 9, 1998 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Forest Supervisor's Office, Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake, Minnesota. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.52: Steve Eubanks, Tape 2, January 9, 1998 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Forest Supervisor's Office, Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake, Minnesota. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.53: H.J. Andrews IBP (International Biological Program) Group Interview, Tape 1, February 10, 1998 Add to Shelf
H.J. Andrews IBP (International Biological Program) group interview at Siuslaw National Forest headquarters in Corvallis. Participants include Jerry Franklin, Dick Waring, Jim Hall, Fred Swanson, Ted Dyrness, Al Levno, Don Henshaw, Martha Brookes [?], Bill [last name not recorded] and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.54: H.J. Andrews IBP (International Biological Program) Group Interview, Tape 2, February 10, 1998 Add to Shelf
H.J. Andrews IBP (International Biological Program) group interview at Siuslaw National Forest headquarters in Corvallis. Participants include Jerry Franklin, Dick Waring, Jim Hall, Fred Swanson, Ted Dyrness, Al Levno, Don Henshaw, Martha Brookes [?], Bill [last name not recorded] and Max Geier. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.55: Jim Sedell, February 17, 1998 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
Box-Item 1.56: Kermit Cromack, February 17, 1998 Add to Shelf
Interviewed at Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Transcribed.
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