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Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files, 1920-1995

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mater Engineering, Ltd.
Title
Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files
Dates
1920-1995 (inclusive)
1970-1985 (bulk)
Quantity
10 cubic feet, (10 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Mater Engineering
Summary
The Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files were generated and assembled by Mater Engineering, Ltd. and pertain to the company's consulting work with Native American tribes in the use of their forest lands. Mater Engineering, Ltd., located in Corvallis, Oregon, provides engineering and consultation services to the forest products industry.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Additional Reference Guides
Preliminary container list available online.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Mater Engineering, Ltd., located in Corvallis, Oregon, provides engineering and consultation services to the forest products industry. It was founded in 1952 by Oregon State College alumna Jean Mater, who earned her Ph.D. in Forest Products Chemistry from OSC in 1955, and her husband, Milton Mater, who served as president until his death in 1991. A graduate in mechanical engineering from the City University of New York, Milton Mater held numerous patents in sawmill automation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files were generated and assembled by Mater Engineering, Ltd. and pertain to the company's consulting work with Native American tribes in the use of their forest lands. In addition to correspondence, proposals, contracts, photographs, and studies documenting the interaction between the tribes and the company, the files include informational materials such as articles, maps, newspaper clippings, and publications. The bulk of the informational materials was collected and submitted by the tribes for lawsuits against the federal government. Materials pertaining to the Colville, Hoopa, Klamath, Makah, Quinault, San Carlos Apache, Umatilla, Warm Springs, White Mountain Apache, Yakima, and Yankton Sioux tribes are included in the files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top