Lincoln Ellison Papers, 1923-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ellison, Lincoln, 1908-1958
Title
Lincoln Ellison Papers
Dates
1923-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
11 boxes, (5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 317
Summary
Journals and field notes, professional writings, prose and verse, correspondence, and information about Lincoln's family, career, and death.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alfred Lincoln Ellison was born to Alrena and A.O. Ellison on August 2, 1908, in Portland, Oregon. The family soon moved to California, living in San Francisco, Burlingame, and Los Angeles before finally settling in the farming community of Arcadia. In 1923, A.O. walked out on his wife and children, eventually prompting Ellison to legally drop the "Alfred" from his name. He then assumed much of the household responsibility, providing income, tending to the two-acre farm, and caring for his two younger siblings. Ellison graduated from Monrovia High School in 1926 and enrolled in UCLA. Over the next five years, he worked to earn his BA in botany and spent summers working for the Forest Service. After graduation Ellison continued his work with the Forest Service, taking assignments in remote areas for long periods of time. In 1933 he married Laurel Elver, a young woman he met at UCLA. The couple moved to Miles City, Montana, in 1934 and later to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Lincoln earned his master of science degree in 1938. Later that year they moved Ephraim, Utah, where Lincoln served as the Director of the Great Basin Experiment Station. While employed at the station, Ellison spent two years in Minneapolis completing coursework for his PhD at the University of Minnesota, which he completed in 1948. He transferred to Ogden in 1945, assuming the position of director for the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Ellison's employment in Ogden included two research trips to Australia in 1951 and New Zealand in 1957. An enthusiastic researcher, writer, and outdoorsman, Ellsion died in an avalanche on March 9, 1958, while skiing on Mt. Ogden.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the papers of Lincoln Ellison and spans the period of 1923-1958. It is organized in various broad categories, using folder headings mostly created by Liane. The collection includes journals and field notes, professional writings, prose and verse, correspondence, and information about Lincoln's family, career, and death.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Lincoln Ellison Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Lincoln Ellison Papers USU_COLL MSS 317, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 317, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Journal and Field Notes, 1923-1957Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 1923-1924
1 2
 Journal and Field Notes [Click to access]
Arcadia, California, and Los Angeles County, California
1924
1 3 1925
1 4 1925 February
1 5 1925 April
1 6 1925
1 7 1924-1926
1 8 1926
1 9
Journal and Field Notes
1927
1927
1 10
1928
1 11
Journal and Field Notes
1930-1931
1930-1931
1930-1931
1 12 1931
1 13 1932
1 14 1932
2 1 1930-1932
2 2 1933
2 3 1937
2 4 1935
2 5 1936
2 6 1937
2 7 1938
2 8 1939
2 9 1940
2 10 1941
2 11 1941-1942
2 12 1942
2 13 1943
2 14 1946
2 15 1948 July and August
3 1 1947-1950
3 2
Journal and Field Notes
1950-1954
1950-1954
3 3
Journal and Field Notes
Australia
1951-1952
1951-1952
1951
1952
1952
1951
1951
1952
1952
1952
1951
1951
1951
Undated
3 4 1954-1956
3 5 1956
3 6 1957

Professional WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Ellison Bibliography
Undated
4 2
Book Review: Of Men and Mountains
Undated
4 3
"Applications of Ecology in Forest Management"
Undated
4 4
"Comparison of Methods of Quadratting Short-Grass Vegitation"
Undated
4 5
"Effects of Drought on Vegetation Near Miles City, Montana"
Undated
4 6
"Establishment of Vegetation on Depleted Subalpine Range as Influenced by Microenvironment"
Undated
4 7
"Grazing Standards in Range Management"
Undated
4 8
"How Wasteful is ‘Waste Range?’"
Undated
4 9
"Indicators of Condition and Trend on High-Range Watersheds of the Intermountain Region"
Undated
4 10
"Influence of Grazing on Plant Succession of Rangelands"
Undated
4 11
"Influence of Pocket Gophers on Vegetation of Subalpine Grassland in Central Utah"
Undated
4 12
"A Natural Seedling of Western Aspen"
Undated
4 13
"Note on Food Habits of Juncos"
Undated
4 14
"Observations on Ecological Research Relating to Soil Erosion of Pasturelands in Eastern New South Wales"
Undated
4 15
"Our Weight in the Balance of Nature"
Undated
4 16
"Overlays as a Visual Aid in Analysis of Permanent Quadrant Records"
Undated
4 17
"A Panel Discussion of Place and Functions of the Division of Range Management in the Society of American Foresters"
Undated
4 18
"The Place of Indicators in Judging Condition and Trend of High Mountain Rangeland"
Undated
4 19
"The Pocket Gopher in Relation to Soil Erosion on Mountain Range"
Undated
4 20
"Principles and Indicators for Judging Condition and Trend of High-Range Watersheds"
Undated
4 21
"Subalpine Vegetation of the Wasatch Plateau, Utah"
Undated
4 22
"Trends of Forest Recreation in the United States"
Undated
4 23
Excerpt from a rough draft of Ellison's paper
Undated
4 24
History of Wasatch Plateau
Undated
4 25
Range Research Seminar
1939
4 26
Obligations Report
1942
4 27
Annual Reports of the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
1939-1948
5 1
Annual Reports of the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
1949-1959

Prose and VerseReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Prose and Verse
1924
6 2
Prose
1930
6 3
Prose
1931
6 4
Verse
1931
6 5
Prose
1932
6 6
Verse
1932
6 7
Prose
1934
6 8
Lincoln's Early Excursions into Creative Writing
Undated
6 9
Miscellaneous Verse
Undated
6 10
Miscellaneous and Undated
7 1
"Collection of Useless Information"
1924
7 2
"Employment for the Dead"
Undated
7 3
"Giggin’ Frawgs"
Undated
7 4
"Handbook of Information – Useless and Otherwise"
Undated
7 5
"Mormon Cricket"
1940-1945
7 6
"Mormon Cricket"
1946-1957, 1960
7 7
"Pacific Shore"
Undated
7 8
"Rambling Rhymes"
Undated
7 9
"A Sporting Proposition"
Undated
7 10
"The Triumph of Peter Wall"
Undated
7 11
"Unknown Visitor"
Undated
7 12
"Valley of the Shadow (The Blockhouse)"
Undated
7 13
"What Can One Believe?"
Undated

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1 1930
8 2 1931
8 3 1932
8 4
1933
8 5 1934
8 6 1935
8 7 1936
8 8 1937
8 9 1938 May 31(?)
8 10 1939
8 11 1940
8 12 1941
8 13 Undated
8 14 1943
8 15 1943
8 16 1944
8 17 1944
8 18 1945
8 19 1945
8 20 1945
8 21
1946
8 22
Lincoln to Laurel
9 1 1949
9 2 1953-1954
9 3 1955
9 4 1956
9 5 1957-1958
9 6
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Letters of Condolence
1958
9 7 1925
9 8
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Harvey Anderson Letters
1932-1957
9 9
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Letters to Joseph and Nesta Evans
Undated
9 10
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Letters from Laurel (Ellison) and Monroe Everett
1973
9 11
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Bob Marshall Letters
2003
9 12
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Letters to Chuck Wellner
Undated
9 13
Correspondence
Letters concerning Ellison's publications
Undated
1944
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
1958
9 14
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Correspondence concerning the use of terms "condition" and "trend"
1946
9 15
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Attempts to establish natural areas
Undated
9 16
 Correspondence [Click to access]
Misc. Office Correspondence
Undated
9a 1
Correspondence
Laurel to Lincoln
1931
9a 2
Correspondence
Laurel to Lincoln
1932 (Jan-Jun)
9a 3
Correspondence
Laurel to Lincoln
1932 (Jul-Dec)
9a 4
Correspondence
Laurel to Lincoln
1933
9a 5
Correspondence
Laurel to Lincoln
1934-1936
9a 6
Correspondence
Laurel and Liane to Lincoln
1948
9a 7
Correspondence
1945-1954
Laurel to Lincoln
9a 8
Correspondence
"Correspondence Course in Business Training"
1933
9a 9
Correspondence
Laurel to Mother Eee
1951, 1958
9a 10
Correspondence
Christmas Letter
1957

Information about Family, Career, and DeathReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Academic Records
Undated
10 2
Employment Information
Undated
10 3
Honors, Awards, and Posthumous Tributes
Undated
10 4
Lincoln's will, death certificate, and various claims for insurance and benefits
Undated
10 5
Death in Avalanche – Newspaper Clippings
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
1958
Undated
Undated
10 6
Family Tree Information
Undated
10 7
Lincoln Ellison: Director, Great Basin Experiment Station, 1938-1945 by Liane Ellison Norman
Undated
10 8
Essays about Laurel and Lincoln Ellison by Liane Ellison
Undated
10 9
Misc. Cards, etc.
Undated
10 10
Family Photos
1944
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
Undated
1948
1940
Undated
1935
1950
1932
1932
Undated
1940
Undated
1945
Undated
1930
1935
1944
1935
1915
Undated
Undated
1935
Undated
Undated
1950
1950
1935
1950
Undated
1940
Undated
1950
1940
1895
1940
1945
1930
Undated
10 11
Laurel and Lincoln Ellison Wedding Announcement
Undated
10 12
Miscellaneous
Undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest management
  • Range management
  • Personal Names :
  • Marshall, Robert, 1901-1939--Correspondence.
  • Ellison, Lincoln, 1908--Correspondence.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
  • Great Basin Experimental Range (Utah).
  • United States. Forest Service.