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Jackson F. Kimball Collection, 1910-1945

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kimball, Jackson F., ca. 1874-1944
Title
Jackson F. Kimball Collection
Dates
1910-1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.1 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Kimball Collection documents Jackson F. Kimball's work as a timber agent in Oregon, especially in the Klamath Falls area.
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
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jackson F. Kimball was probably born about 1874 in Maine, the state in which he grew up. He studied medicine and law in college, but left to become a timber cruiser. He ultimately moved west, staying briefly in Roseburg, Oregon, and then moving to Klamath Falls. In 1905 Kimball began working for the Weyerhauser Timber Company. He devised the company's policy pertaining to the leasing of its holdings for grazing purposes. Kimball worked for Weyerhauser until his death in 1944. In 1908 Kimball became associated with the Klamath/Lake Counties Forest Fire Association, later the Klamath Forest Protective Association. He was also interested in control of the Western Pine Beetle, a major pest in the forests of the Klamath region.

Kimball's timber work was not limited to Weyerhauser. He acted as agent/broker for the Day Brothers Lumber Company, the C.C. Yawkey Lumber Company (Yawkey was the owner of the Boston Red Sox), the Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company (for whom he was an officer), several smaller timber/lumber and real estate interests, and individuals. Kimball was a shareholder and trustee of the American National Bank of Klamath Falls. From 1930-1940 he was the Klamath County chair for the Citizens' Military Training Camp. He spent considerable time in Salem lobbying the Oregon Legislature for timber and lumber industry-related legislation. Kimball died at his home in Klamath Falls on May 21, 1944. (Most of the above information is from Harry J. Drew's Weyerhauser Company: A History of People, Land and Growth, 1979.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series one documents the agent/broker work that Kimball did in the Klamath Falls area for major lumber companies other than Weyerhauser Timber Company, his primary employer. These included Day Brothers Lumber Company, C.C. Yawkey Lumber Company, and Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company. The Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company files document its start in 1937 and its early operations near Prineville. Series two documents Kimball's agent/broker work for smaller lumber companies and individuals.

Series three consists of personal and work-related correspondence with individuals and organizations. Series four documents some of Kimball's professional activities involving lumber and timber organizations and his role in shaping state and federal legislation affecting the timber and lumber industries. Series five pertains to Kimball's personal investments and tax matters involving his interests. Series six includes photographs separated from the collection's files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Jackson F. Kimball Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Lumber Company Files, 1910-1945Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Day Brothers Lumber Company
Box
1
General correspondence
Box
1
1910-1945
1
C.L. Gilham (Portland office) answers
1911-1919
1
Benton County tract
1929-1943
1
R.A. Booth
1927-1928; 1936
1
Crescent block - Deschutes Lumber Co. & Wheeler
1941-1942
1
Elliott Mill Co. & Gales Creek Logging Co. (section 14-17-2, Lane Co.)
1939-1944
1
Elliott Mill Co. & South Fork Logging Co. (section 26-16-4, Lane Co.)
1938-1940
1
Ewauna Box Company: section 6-38-15 & 16
1939-1940
1
Ewauna Box Company: various sections
1928-1942
1
Fir tract
1929-1942
1
Glendale
1929-1930
1
Green/Day to Giustina Bros. Lumber Company
1941-1943
1
Day - Hovey - Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.
1927-1937
1
Ivory Pine Co.
1938-1939
1
Kalpine Plywood Co.
1942-1943
2
W.H. Leehman grazing lease (Ewana range)
1932-1944
2
G.C. Lorenz sale
Box
2
1929-1945
2
Fall 1942
2
McCartie, Jerry
1935-1939
2
Pelican Bay Lumber Co.
Box
2
Correspondence
1924-1934
2
Sale of lands
1937-1940
2
Option contracts
1926-1933
2
South Fork Logging Co. (section 9-16-6, Lane Co.)
1940-1941
2
Telford-Reed Lumber Co.
1927-1929
2
Scale on salvage operations (exchange with Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.)
1933-1934
2
Timber values
1928-1929
C.C. Yawkey Lumber Co.
Box
2
General correspondence
1924-1944
2
Blowdown
1922-1924
2
Algoma Lumber Co.
1937-1943
3
Wheeler-Olmstead Co. right-of-way
1926
3
Dallas - California Highway right-of-way
1924 & 1937-1943
3
Wood sales
1937-1943
3
State Industrial Accident Commission
1937-1944
3
Tax file (condemnation - right-of-way proceeding)
1941-1942
Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Co.
Box
3
General correspondence
1937-1944
3
Clippings
1936-1937
Day Brothers Lumber Company
Map Case
*
Day-Hovey-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., plat grids
*
Ewana Box Co., plat of sale (section 6-38-15 & 16)
1939
C.C. Yawkey Lumber Co.
Map Case
*
Map of Crater Lake district (from 1933-35 general correspondence)
*
Map showing railroad survey into Wheeler Olmstead timber (from Wheeler-Olmstead Co. right-of-way)
1926
Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Co.
Map Case
*
Map of Prineville Municipal Railroad industrial spur (from 1937 general correspondence)
*
Map of Ochoco Heights subdivision, Prineville, Oregon (from Oct. 1938 general correspondence)

Series II:  Sales, Contracts, Leases, & Trustee Files, 1922-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Blocklinger Hill
1930
3
Buzard, R.T. (Buzard-Burkhart Pine Company)
1941-1943
3
Crater Lake Lumber Co.
1930-1937
3
Davis, A.J. sale to Loe Brothers
1930
3
Dineen, Elizabeth & Emma McConathy
Box
3
General correspondence
1926-1943
3
Linn County lands
1931-1941
3
Sale to Henry Sause, Jr.
1941
3
Fruit Growers Supply Company
1929-1935
3
Gardinier, Frank
1931
3
Gilbert, Wells
1932-1935
3
Groat, Rose
1923-1928
3
Hanson Ranch (J. Fred Hanson)
1929-1931
3
Hovey, Chester L. & Richard R.
Box
3
General correspondence
1922-1928
3
Dineen-McConathy sales
1926-1935
3
Kimball, Cummings & Withrow, Inc., general correspondence
1922-1930
3
Klamath Indian Reservation
Box
3
Timber sales
1927-1937
3
Pine beetle
1927
4
Lindsay, Edwin B. (Trustee)-Big Lakes Box Co.
1941-1943
4
Lorenz Lumber Co.-Crater Lake sale
1930-1945
4
Lynch & Sullivan (grazing leases)
1939-1944
4
Shumway, Jack (grazing leases with Weyerhaeuser, Day Bros., and Soper Lumber Companies)
1934-1942
4
Steiger, J.J.
1922-1928
4
U.S. National Bank-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. sale
1932
4
Ward, M.J. (grazing lease)
1928
4
Webber, George C.
1935-1944
4
Wheeler, William
1931
4
Wilshire, W.E. (grazing leases)
1934-1940
4
Winnard, N.E.
1927-1930
4
Wolf Creek Timber Co.
1931
4
Real estate contracts
1926-1937
4
Lands for sale
1933-1936
4
Loggers and logging information, Klamath District
1930-1931 & undated
4
Scrip
1931-1937
Map Case
*
Map of Whiskey Creek Unit (from Crater Lake Lumber Co.)
ca. 1936
*
Map of Trinity National Forest, California (from U.S. National Bank-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. sale, 1932)
1930
*
Map of Township 33, South Range 7, Klamath Co.? (from Scrip file)

Series III:  General Correspondence, 1925-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Personal correspondence
1929-1938
4
Miscellaneous correspondence
1920-1921, 1927-1928 and 1935-1944
4
Books and magazines
1925-1942
4
Christmas card lists
1926-1937
4
Citizens' Military Training Camp (Klamath County chair)
1930-1940
4
Cummings, K.G.
1941-1943
4
Daggett, J.F. "Junior"
1936-1940
4
Flynn, E.F.
1927
4
Hulet, Charles C.
1931
4
Jewett, C.F.
1935
4
Monaghan, J.L.
1936
4
Wing, E.V.
1934-1943

Series IV:  Professional Activities, 1928-1938Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Klamath Indian Forest Bill
1929-1930
4
National Lumber Manufacturers Association, Inc.
1929-1932
4
National Recovery Administration re: lumber and timber products industries
1933-1934
4
Oregon timber organizations legislative program
1938
4
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Western Dvisional Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii
1928
4
Christopher Columbus essay (unattributed)
undated

Series V:  Financial Records, 1927-1945Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Investments
Box
4
American National Bank (Klamath Falls)
1933-1936
4
California Oregon Power Company
1927-1930
4
Universal Bond & Mortgage Corporation
1930-1940
4
Kimball, Cummings & Withrow (real estate), tax information
1931-1936
4
Income tax matters (J.F. Kimball)
1930-1945
4
Social Security & State Unemployment Insurance
1937-1944
4
Insurance (personal)
1928-1930
4
Accident, J.F. Kimball
1939
4
Heating oil contracts
1927-ca. 1942

Series VI:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Dineen home, Cloverdale, CA
1928
5
Cloverdale Fair
3 views
ca. 1920s
5
Unidentified man & dog (from Yawkey Lumber Co. - Algoma Lumber Co., 1939, file)
5
Unidentified military officer (from Citizens' Military Training Camp file)