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The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials, 1988-1989

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Peterson, David W.
Title
The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials
Dates
1988-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 boxes, (4.75 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 330
Summary
The collection consists of David W. Peterson's master's thesis research notes which outline the events that occurred during the devastating fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
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

David W. Peterson received his undergraduate degree in 1988 and an M.A. degree in history in 1990, both from Utah State University. He completed law school at the University of Utah in 1992 and as of January 2008, was practicing law in New Mexico.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of David W. Peterson's master's thesis research notes which outline the events that occurred during the devastating fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988. His notes include television, magazine and newspaper reports, interviews with people from the National Park Service and U. S. Forest Service, other national park and forest reports, fire management reports, as well as climate and environmental impacts from the fires. The collection is organized in several categories by type of material.

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 The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials USU_COLL MSS 330, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 330, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Media Reports and news articles, 1985-1989Return to Top

(21 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Public Historic News, Vol.9 No. 3
1989 Spring
1 2
Index of newspaper articles
1988 July 23 - November 31
1 3
Newspaper article clippings
Undated
1 4
National magazine clippings
Undated
1 5
Royal Teton Ranch News
1986 July 4 & 1985
1 6
Yellowstone Today
1988 Summer & Autumn
1 7
High Country News
1988 November 7
1 8
TEEWINOT
1988 Summer
1 9
Greater Yellowstone Report
1988 Autumn
1 10
Western Wildlands
1977, 1985, 1986, 1989
1 11
Photocopy of book Fire Control in the 80s
Undated
1 12
National Parks Magazine
Undated
1 13
National Geographic
1989 February
1 14
Article "A Utah Moon," by Chas Peterson
Undated
1 15
Photocopy of book Yellowstone's Red Summer
Undated
1 16
TELECLIPS transcripts
1988 August 24 through 1988 September 12
1 17
The Living Wilderness, No. 86
1964 Spring-Summer
1 18
Book Yellowstone and the Fires of Change, by George Wuerthner
Undated
1 19
Article "The Year Yellowstone Burned," Outdoor Life Vol. 182 No. 6
1988
1 20
Article "Beyond the Burn", by Geoffrey O’Gara
Undated
1 21
Article "Fire then Ice", by Montgomery Bower and Bill Shaw
Undated

Oral histories, 1984-1988Return to Top

(24 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Anzelmo, Joan
Undated
2 2
Barbee, Bob
Undated
2 3
Bird, Doug
Undated
2 4
Burns, John
Undated
2 5
Carghill, Gary
Undated
2 6
Dennee, Bob
Undated
2 7
Despain, Don
Undated
2 8
Francis, Edward
Undated
2 9
Karle, Marsha
Undated
2 10
Mintzmeyer, Lorraine
Undated
2 11
Mitchell, Del
Undated
2 12
Mosbacker, Frank
Undated
2 13
Peterson, Joe
Undated
2 14
Petroni, Mark
Undated
3 1
Mark Petroni
Undated
3 2
Pat Sheehan
Undated
3 3
Dan Sholly
Undated
3 4
Jack Starks
Undated
3 5
Brian Stout
Undated
3 6
Stan Tixier
1984
3 7
Stan Tixier
1988
3 8
Walt Tomascak
Undated
3 9
Archie Wirth and others
Undated
3 10
Oral history transcripts release forms
Undated

United States Government reports on national forests and parks, 1952-1989Return to Top

(12 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Report titled Synopsis of Studies Made of the Forest Service"
1952
4 2
Article titled "Firescope: A New Concept in Multiagency Fire Suppression Coordination"
Undated
4 3
Article titled "Long-Term Reconstruction of Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation in the Yellowstone National Park Region Using Dendroclimatic Techniques"
1975
4 4
Report titled "Coordination and Management Review"
1989
4 5
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report titled "The Major Federal Land Management Agencies: Management of Our Nations Lands and Resources"
1985
4 6
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report titled "Public Lands in the West: Policy Perspectives; Selected References"
1983
4 7
Transcript of testimony of Bob Anderson, Executive Director of Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Undated
4 8
Department of Army After-Action Report
Undated
4 9
Department of Defense Final After-Action Report
1988 September 30
4 10
U. S. Dept. of Interior report on the wildfires
1988
4 11
U.S.D.A. book titled Protecting People and Homes From Wildfire in the Interior West: Proceedings of the Symposium and Workshop
Undated
4 12
Search results of Yellowstone fires in records of Congress
Undated

Yellowstone Park offices reports, 1988-1989Return to Top

(18 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Maps
Undated
5 2
The Greater Yellowstone Postfire Assessment
Undated
5 3
Hellroaring and Storm Creek Interagency Fire Review Report
Undated
5 4
Use of Remote Sensing to Establish Fires in Yellowstone
Undated
5 5
Report on Area Command Information Role and Accomplishments
Undated
5 6
Yellowstone Unified Area Command
1988 August 4
5 7
Yellowstone Unified Area Command (continued)
1988 August 4
5 8
Yellowstone Unified Area Command (continued)
1988 August 4
5 9
Area Command Logs
1988 August 8 to 1988 September 16
5 10
Coordination and Management Review
1989 January
5 11
A Primer on the 1988 Fire Season
Undated
5 12
Greater Yellowstone Area Fires of 1988: Phase II report
Undated
6 1
The Buffalo Chip
1988 August
6 2
Forest fire statistics
Undated
6 3
Fire Events
Undated
6 4
Fire and Landscape Diversity
Undated
6 5
Summary of Significant Events
1988
6 6
Post-Fire Assessment
1988 December

Other National Park/Forest office reports, 1963-1988Return to Top

(18 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Transcription of Audio Tape Targhee National Forest
1988 July 22
7 2
Forest Service Handbook
Undated
7 3
Chronology of Mink Incident
Undated
7 4
Clover-Mist Fire Review
1988 December 1
7 5
Huck-Mink Fire Review
1988 November 7-10
7 6
Review of the North Fork/Wolf Lake Fires
Undated
7 7
Fire Behavior
Undated
8 1
Fire in Land Management
Undated
8 2
USFS Proposed Outline
1988 September 12
8 3
Intermountain Regional Pictorial Organization Charts
1987 August
8 4
USDA Forest Service Directory
1988 May
8 5
History of Smokejumping
1969 June 3
8 6
Montana tourism pamphlets
Undated
8 7
Article titled, "Frank Jay Haynes Photo Collection at the Montana Historical Society"
Undated
8 8
Photocopy of thesis titled, "1910 Fires in Montana and Idaho, Their Impact on Federal and State Legislation"
Undated
8 9
Rocky Mountain – High Plains Parks and Recreation Journal Vol. 13 No. 2
1968
8 10
National Park Service Directory
1988 October
8 11
Del Mitchell Strategy Plans
Undated

Fire Reports, 1967-1971 and 1987-1988Return to Top

(7 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Annual Fire Report
1967
9 2
Annual Fire Report
1968
9 3
Annual Fire Report
1969
9 4
Annual Fire Report
1970
9 5
Annual Fire Report
1971
9 6
Annual Fire Report
1987
9 7
Indside Track, fire reports
1988 July 6 to September 26

Fire Management Reports, 1971-1989Return to Top

(11 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Article "Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System"
Undated
10 2
Article "Visitor Attitudes Toward Wilderness Fire Management Policy 1971-84"
Undated
10 3
Article "Fire Management in the Pacific Northwest"
Undated
10 4
Teton Wilderness Fire Management report
Undated
10 5
Wildland Fire Management report
1986 June
10 6
Wildland Fire Management Plan for Yellowstone National Park
Undated
10 7
Bridger Wilderness Fire Management Plan
1984 January 23
10 8
Management Plan Teton Wilderness
Undated
10 9
U.S. Dept. of Interior Wildland Fire Management Plan
1988
10 10
USDA's Final Report on Fire Management Policy
1989 May 5
10 11
Statement of George S. Dunlop , Assistant Secretary U.S.D.A concerning fire management policies within the National Forest System
Undated

Climate/Environmental Issues, 1980-1983Return to Top

(11 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
Article titled "Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park"
Undated
11 2
Report titled "Fire Ecology of Lolo National Forest Habitat Types"
1980 May
11 3
Author's climate notes
Undated
11 4
Report titled "Ninety-one Years of Weather Records at Yellowstone National Park 1887-1977"
Undated
11 5
National magazine articles ranging from 1988-1989 on global greenhouse
Undated
11 6
Government report titled "A Sampling System for Measuring Emissions from West Coast Prescribed Fires"
1982 November
11 7
Government report titled "Fire Ecology of Montana Forest Habitat Types East of the Continental Divide"
1983 May
11 8
Article titled "Climate of Yellowstone Park"
Undated
11 9
Congressional Research Services (CRS) reports on the drought of 1988
Undated
11 10
Government report on the climate of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks
Undated
11 1
Article titled "Some Ecological Implications of Forest Fire Control in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming"
1973

Incoming & outgoing correspondence and miscellaneous items, UndatedReturn to Top

(7 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Incoming correspondence
Undated
12 2
Outgoing correspondence
Undated
12 3
Author's handwritten notes
Undated
12 4
Chas Peterson's (Dad) notes
Undated
12 5
Unpublished article on NPS-USFS dispute 1916-1937 titled "A Regular Ding- Dong Fight"
Undated
12 6
Smokey the Bear Song sheet music
Undated
12 7
Photocopies of elementary school children's letters to firefighters
Undated