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Laurence A. Stoddart Papers, 1924-1968

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stoddart, Laurence Alexander, 1909-1968
Title
Laurence A. Stoddart Papers
Dates
1924-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
17 boxes, (8.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_MSS 51
Summary
This collection contains the correspondence, course notes, and reports from Laurence A. Stoddart's range management course and the Experiment Station.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
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

Laurence A. Stoddart served as Department Head of the Range Management Department at Utah State University from its inception in 1935 until his untimely death on July 17, 1968. Writing in the September 1968 issue of the Journal of Range Management, the editors confirmed Stoddart’s “brilliant record as both scientist and teacher, being at the same time a true intellectual and a perfectionist. Students from all parts of the world came to learn from him. That there are today so many eminent range scientists and range men who received their training from Stoddart, is an outstanding tribute to his ability.”

Stoddart was widely celebrated as a researcher and writer, publishing hundreds of scholarly articles, and co-authoring the manual, Technical Writing, an indispensable guide for writers of scientific literature. Along with longtime colleague Arthur D. Smith, Stoddart published Range Management in 1943. The third edition of Range Management was published posthumously for Stoddart in 1975, making it the most widely used text in the field, and granting Stoddart and Smith an enduring legacy for their professional commitment.

Stoddart was active both locally and nationally in professional societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, the Society of Range Management, the Society of American Foresters, and the American Society of Animal Science.

Born at Trinidad, Colorado, in 1909, Stoddart received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University. Subsequently, he studied under the storied J.E. Weaver at the University of Nebraska, where he earned his doctorate in 1934. From here, he accepted the challenge to initiate a Range Management program at Utah State.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Much of the collection is made up of typed copies of various items made by Mr. Stoddart and others for his records. Range research and reports on different aspects of range science are included in the papers.

The correspondence covers letters of school officials government agencies, students, and other range management specialists on a variety of subjects. The subject file contains notes for his range management courses, the ASRM, the National Research Council, and the Taylor Grazing Act. The Experiment Station collection includes raw data and reports from various research projects, e.g. range reseeding, poisonous plants, and rabbit brush eradication.

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 Laurence A. Stoddart Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Laurance A. Stoddart Papers USU_MSS 51, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_MSS 51, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Correspondence, 1962-1968Return to Top

4 boxes, 25 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence A-E"A"
1962-1968
1 2
"B"
1962-1968
1 3
"C"
1962-1968
1 4
"D"
1962-1968
1 5
"D"
1962-1968
1 6
"E"
1962-1968
2 1
Correspondence F-J"F"
1962-1968
2 2
"G"
1962-1968
2 3
"H"
1962-1968
2 4
"I"
1962-1968
2 5
"J"
1962-1968
3 1
Correspondence K-R"K"
1962-1968
3 2
"L"
1962-1968
3 3
"M"
1962-1968
3 4
"N"
1962-1968
3 5
"O"
1962-1968
3 6
"P"
1962-1968
3 7
"Q"
1962-1968
3 8
"R"
1962-1968
4 1
"Correspondence S-Z"S"
1962-1968
4 2
"T"
1962-1968
4 3
"U"
1962-1968
4 4
"V"
1962-1968
4 5
"W"
1962-1968
4 6
"X"
1962-1968
4 7
"Y"
1962-1968
4 8
"Z"
1962-1968

II:  Subject Files, 1924-1969Return to Top

7 boxes, 46 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Accreditation Range Science - Foreign ProgramAccreditation-Range Science
1964-1967
5 2
Advisory Committee-Livestock
1956-1961
5 3
American Society of Range Management
1950-1953
5 4
Appraisal and Real Estate
1961
5 5
Civil Service
1959-1964
5 6
Controversy Consultation
1958-1960
5 7
Extension Work
1960
5 8
Field Trip: BLM, FS. Stockmen
1963
5 9
Forage Plants
undated
5 10
Foreign Program
1967-1969
6 1
Graduate Council - North Dakota Agriculture College Correspondence CourseGraduate Council
1959
6 2
Grant Money
1960
6 3
Grassland Conference
1964-1965
6 4
Herbarium Cases
1948-1949
6 5
Institution
1936-1958
6 6
International Biological Program
1968
6 7
International Education Act
1966
6 8
Maps
1924-1934
6 9
Memoranda
undated
6 10
National Research Council
1950-1962
6 11
North Dakota Ag. College Correspondence Course
undated
7 1
Palatability Materials - Published PapersPalatability Materials
1925-1939
7 2
Public Land Law Review
1967
7 3
Public Land-History
1930
7 4
Published Papers
1950-1967
8 1
Range Management - RS 193 SeminarRange Management-Misc.
1939-1946
8 2
Range Management Society-Old Correspondence
1946-1959
8 3
RS 164-Notes and Misc.
1969
8 4
RS 164-Technical Problems
1957-1968
8 5
RS 193-Seminar
1961
9 1
RS 204 Land Use Seminar - Research MethodsRS 204 Land Use Seminar
1947-1961
9 2
Range Use Committee-Annual Meeting
1965-1966
9 3
Range Use Coordinating Committee-Annual Meeting
1967-1968
9 4
Research Manual
1955-1958
9 5
Research Methods
1961
10 1
Rubber - USDA Post War PlanningRubber
1942
10 2
SCS Range Condition
1961-1962
10 3
Statistics
1951-1963
10 4
Summer Camp
1938-1952
10 5
Taylor Grazing Act
1934-1939
10 6
USDA Post-War Planning
1943-1944
11 1
Wasatch Front - Weather MapsWasatch Front
1943
11 2
Water
1964
11 3
Watershed
1938-1942
11 4
Weather Data
1931-1941
11 5
Weather Maps
undated

III:  Experiment Station, 1934-1966Return to Top

6 boxes, 54 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Agricultural Resources - Collection Study (Analysis of Data)Agricultural Resources
1936
12 2
Capacity Survey Summary
1934-1937
12 3
Cedar City Research
1947-1964
12 4
Cedar City Research
1947-1952
12 5
Cheatgrass Seeding
1947-1964
12 6
Collection Study (Analysis of Data)
1940
13 1
Fertilizer Experiments - Nursery PlantingsFertilizer Experiments
1942
13 2
Fish and Game Seeing Project
1943-1948
13 3
Grazing Reconnaissance
1937
13 4
Halogeton
1949-1956
13 5
Herbage Removal
1950-1954
13 6
Instructions for Grazing Allotment Analysis
1947-1954
13 7
Lamb Trucking
1952
13 8
Land Use Problems
1936
13 9
Livestock Market Prices
1943
13 10
Nursery Plantings
1945
14 1
Plant-Soil Relationships - Project 162 Synphoricarpos PaperPlant-Soil Reltaionships
1953-1962
14 2
Poisonous Proposals
1949
14 3
Project Proposals
1949-1957
14 4
Project 61-Range Reseeding With Native Forage Plants
1934-1935
14 5
Project 132-Supplements for Wintering Sheep
1931-1933
14 6
Project 162-Phosphorus Content of Summer Range Forage
1934-1938
14 7
Project 162-General Plant Analysis
1934-1937
14 8
Project 162-Plant Collecting Methods
1939
14 9
Project 162-Plant Collection Lists
1934-1936
14 10
Project 162-Survey and Capacity (Summary Sheets)
1935-1946
14 11
Project 162-Symphoricarpos Paper
undated
15 1
Project 185 (Agropylan Clipping 24 Plot Experiment) - Project 423 (Atomic Energy)Project 185 (Agropylan Clipping 24 Plot Experiment)
1936-1940
15 2
Project 185 (Misc.)
1939-1943
15 3
Project 185 (Nursery Crop Studies)
1939-1944
15 4
Project 185 (Reports on Range Reseeding)
1936-1944
15 5
Project 185 (Seeds/Nursery Tests)
1936-1941
15 6
Project 185 (Smith Seedings)
1931-1943
15 7
Project 185 (Wheat Clippings)
1936-1945
15 8
Project 292 (Seeding-General)
1944-1950
15 9
Project 360 (Benmore Pastures)
1940-1956
15 10
Project 423 (Atomic Energy)
1953-1958
16 1
Rabbitbrush Eradication - Strawberry ValleyRabbitbrush Eradication
1946
16 2
Range Management Educational Council
1964-1966
16 3
Range Survey-Utah County
1942
16 4
Range Taxation
1942
16 5
Regional Research
1953-1959
16 6
Reports-General
1939-1945
16 7
Reports-Reseeding
1946-1947
16 8
Sagebrush Studies
1942-1945
16 9
Seed Germination
1940
16 10
Sheep Management Bulletin
1956
16 11
Soil Survey
1944
16 12
Soil Survey-Hodge Pasture
undated
16 13
Strawberry Valley
1937
17 1
Swift Grant - Wheatgrass PlotsSwift Grant
1946-1954
17 2
Tintic Valley Reseeding
1949-1959
17 3
W-11 State Reports
1956-1958
17 4
Wheatgrass Plots
1939-1941