Raymond E. Kerr papers, 1957-1966 PDF
- Kerr, Raymond E. (Raymond Earle), 1888-1966
- Raymond E. Kerr papers
- 1957-1966 (inclusive)19571966
- 6.0 linear feet, (4 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 345
- Raymond Earle Kerr was a U.S. Navy Commander and a conservationist. The Raymond Earle Kerr papers contain material concerning Kerr's activities relating to the problems of air and water pollution in Oregon. The papers are arranged by organizations and subject. The collection concludes with personal memorabilia and material related to Oregon history, with a focus on Lane county.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
1299 University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Raymond Earle Kerr, a U.S. Navy Commander, was born in Minnesota in 1888. He was educated at the University of Oregon and the U.S. Naval Academy. Most of Kerr's naval service was on the west coast. In his retirement, he interested himself in conservation of natural resources, and the problems of air and water pollution, particularly in Oregon. Kerr died in 1966.
Cmdr. Kerr was perhaps the first person in Oregon to recognize the problems of air and water pollution. The files reflect Kerr's activities concentrated within this area. He participated in the programs of the Willamette Basin Project Committee, the Oregon State Water Resources Board, the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, and the Lane County Water Resources Advisory Board.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Raymond Earle Kerr Papers include correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of various public and private conservation agencies in Oregon. Major organizations represented are: Izaak Walton League (Oregon chapter), Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee, Oregon Committee on Natural Resources, Oregon Legislative Interim Committee on Wildlife, Oregon State Access Advisory Committee, Oregon State Water Resources Board, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, and Willamette Basin Project Committee. Major correspondents are: Donel J. Lane and Ivan E. Oakes. There is also a file of material on the proposed Oregon Dunes National Park. All of the files are arranged alphabetically in the respective series. The memorabilia material contains personal letters, photographs, pocket journals, etc. The Oregon History File is contained in a mulit-pocket collapsible file folder and is represented on the finding aid as a single folder. Contained in the Oregon History File is clippings, personal stories, letters, photographs, notes, articles, etc. The material focuses on Lane County but not exclusively.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[Identification of item], Raymond E. Kerr Papers, Ax 345, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Associations, Organizations, CommitteesReturn to Top
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)--Clifford G. McIntire
|November 1, 1965-November 2,1965|
Association of Oregon Counties
Columbia Development Corporation
Columbia Interstate Compact Commission
Izaak Walton League of America
Izaak Walton League of America--L.C. Binford correspondence
Land and Water Use Committee correspondence, Minutes and Reports
Lane County Chamber of Commerce
Lane County Farm Bureau (1)
Lane County Farm Bureau (2)
Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee--Meeting Notices, Agenda
Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee--Expense Receipts
Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee--Organization
Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee--Policies and Procedures
Lane County Water Resources Advisory Committee--Miscellaneous
Metropolitan Civic Club
National Public Lands Coordination Committee
Oregon. Committee on Natural Resources (ONRC)--correspondence
Oregon. Legislative Interim Committee on Public Lands
Oregon. Legislative Committee on Wildlife (1)
Oregon. Legislative Committee on Wildlife (2)
Oregon. State Access Advisory Board correspondence, Minutes
(correspondence) 15 letters
Oregon. State Access Advisory Committee--Minutes
Oregon. State Access Advisory Committee--Private Lands Subcommittee (1)
Oregon. State Access Advisory Committee--Private Lands Subcommittee (2)
Oregon. State Access Advisory Committee--Public Lands Subcommittee
Oregon. State Water Resources Board (OSWRB) correspondence, chief correspondent: Donel J. Lane
OSWRB--Minutes of Meetings
OSWRB--Hearings: Transcript of Hearing on the Upper McKenzie River
|December 2, 1957|
OSWRB--Hearings: Hearing on Program Statement, Upper McKenzie River Basin
|July 17, 1958|
OSWRB--Hearings: Grande Ronde Basin Hearing
|April 22, 1958|
OSWRB--Hearings: Economics of a State Water Resources Program
|July 9, 1957|
OSWRB--Hearings: Rogue River Basin Hearing
|December 11, 1957|
OSWRB--Hearings: Observation of Analysis of Necessary Water Programs in the 2nd Congressional District: Hood River Basin
OSWRB--Statements, Reports, Etc. (1)
OSWRB--Statements, Reports, Etc. (2)
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation--Policies
Oregon Outdoor Recreation Council
Oregon Reclamation Congress
Tennessee Valley Authority
U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Western Forestry and Conservation Association--Statements, Publications
Western Forestry and Conservation Association--"Western Forestry Notes," "Conservation Observer"
Willamette Basin Project Committee (WBPC) correspondence and General Material, major correspondent: Ivan E. Oakes
Series II: Subject FilesReturn to Top
Bonneville Act--Amendments of 1958
California--Bonneville Power Link
Colorado River Out of Basin Diversion
Cost Sharing on Federal Multipurpose Projects
Fish and Game
Klamath Lake Area
Land and Water Conservation Fund
Long Tom Drainage (Fern River Reservoir)
National Natural Resources Conference
Natural Resource Policy
Oregon Dunes National Park--correspondence
Oregon Dunes National Park--Statements, Proposals
Oregon Dunes National Park--Notes, Clippings, Etc.
Oregon Power Development Problems
Oregon State Grange Convention
Public Land Law Review
Rural Electrifications Problems (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
Soil Conservation Districts ("Oregon Conservation District News")
Sportsmen--Land Owners Council
Water Control Districts
Willamette Basin--General correspondence
Willamette Basin (1)
Willamette Basin (2)
Series III: MemorabiliaReturn to Top
Series IV: Oregon History FileReturn to Top
Oregon History Material
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Personal Names :
- Kerr, Raymond E. (Raymond Earle), 1888-1966--Archives
- Lane, Donel J.--Correspondence
- Oakes, Ivan E.--Correspondence
- Corporate Names :
- Izaak Walton League of America. Oregon Division
- Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
- Oregon. State Water Resources Board
- United States. Navy--Officers
- Western Forestry and Conservation Association (U.S.)
- Willamette Basin Project Committee
- Geographical Names :
- Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Or.)