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Newly Available Collection: Mazamas records

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The Mazamas mountaineering and conservation club was established on July 19, 1894 on the summit of Mt. Hood; the group works to promote mountaineering and advocates for the protection and management of natural areas. The collection (1894-1916) contains photographs of hikes up the Three Sisters, correspondence, and printed Mazama material.

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Guide to the Mazamas Records

Newly Available Collection: Willis Chapel Barrett papers

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Willis Chapel Barrett (1891-1963) was a civil engineer who worked for the U.S. State Department on the Yellow River conservancy project in China. The collection contains project files, reports, correspondence, and maps.

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Guide to the Willis Chapel Barrett Papers

Newly Available Collection: Frank J. Clark papers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Frank J. Clark (1891-1960) was a teacher who was particularly interested in pupil guidance methods and a conservationist associated with the Northwest Conservation League and the White River Recreation Association. The collection contains correspondence, conservation information, and educational materials and publications, 1918-1955.

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Guide to the Frank J. Clark Papers

Check Out: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project histories

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was created in 1902 because of mounting pressure for the federal government to develop water resources. The collection contains Bureau of Reclamation project histories for Boise, Columbia Basin, Owyhee, and Yakima.

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Guide to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Project Histories

Check out: Gertrude Jewett Greeley oral history

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Gertrude Jewett was the wife of William Buckhout Greeley, a forester and conservationist who worked during the first half of the twentieth century. Mrs. Greeley worked closely with her husband. The collection contains an oral interview of Gertrude Jewett from 1960 regarding her husband’s career.

Call number: CB G819

Guide to the Gertrude Jewett Greeley oral history

Check out: Edgar F. Averill papers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Edgar F. Averill was president of the Oregon Wildlife Federation. The collection comprises correspondence relating to the conservation of natural resources in Oregon from 1934 to 1939.

Call number: Ax 188

Guide to the Edgar F. Averill Papers

Check out: Merton B. Folts papers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Merton B. Folts (1902-1967) was an activist in conservative politics and river conservation in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, opposing construction of the Lookout Point dam and the City of Eugene’s annexation of the Willakenzie area. The collection primarily contains documentation of Folts’ activities in the Izaak Walton League.

Call number: Coll 060

Guide to the Merton B. Folts Papers

Newly available collection: John Yeon architectural drawings

Friday, August 24th, 2012

John Yeon (1910-1994) was an Oregon architect and important figure in twentieth century architecture, perhaps best known for innovating what has come to be known as northwest regionalism. The collection consists of architectural drawings for projects, both built and unrealized, ranging from plans, sections, elevations, details, tracings, and blueprints, as well as a number of Northwest maps, aerial photographs, and surveys for both architectural and preservation projects managed by the architect.

Call number: Coll 333

Guide to the John Yeon Architectural Drawings

Newly available collection: Hoedads Cooperative Inc. records

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Hoedads Cooperative Inc. was a member-owned reforestation cooperative based out of Eugene, Oregon. The collection contains the working papers, audio and visual records of the cooperative, member and co-op correspondence, original newsletters, minutes and photographs.

Call number: Coll 322

Guide to the Hoedads Cooperative Inc. Records

Check out: John Breckenridge Waldo papers

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Judge John Breckenridge Waldo (1844-1907) was a conservationist who explored Oregon’s Cascade Range and sought to protect it as a forest reserve. The collection includes his diary, 1891-1907; letters, journals, and photographs by Waldo on his travels in the Cascade Range, 1880-1907; and two periodical articles about Waldo and his conservation efforts published in 1984 and 1989. The materials in the collection present a portrait of Oregon’s Cascade Range at the time it came under protection as a national forest reserve from the perspective of one who knew it well and cared for it deeply.

Call number: Coll 303

Guide to the John Breckenridge Waldo Papers