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Edwin Russell Jackman Papers, 1917-1968

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jackman, E. R. (Edwin Russell), 1894-
Title
Edwin Russell Jackman Papers
Dates
1917-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Jackman Papers include articles written for OSU publications and bulletins, national publications and specialized trade publications; news releases; radio and television talks; speeches; and manuscripts of E.R. Jackman's published books pertaining to Oregon agriculture.
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

Jackman was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, February 14, 1894. He lived on his father's 185-acre potato, grain and livestock farm in Flathead County, Montana, until 1917, when he entered the U.S. Army. Jackman served as 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, and was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Prior to this time, he attended Montana State College in Bozeman in 1913-1914 and 1916-1917. During the summer of 1917 he served as County Agent in Blaine County, Montana. Following World War I, he attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1919-1920 and received his B.S. in Agronomy. He was appointed County Agent for Wasco County, Oregon, and except for a short period (1926-1929, when he resigned to enter commercial business) he worked for Oregon State College and the Federal Cooperative Extension Service until his retirement in 1959. In 1929 Jackman was appointed Extension Specialist in Farm Crops; in 1953 he was appointed Range Crops Management Specialist.

Jackman helped organize the Oregon Seed Growers' League and served as secretary for this organization for many years. He was also instrumental in starting the Oregon Wheat League, an organization that has been widely copied throughout the country. As president of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Society of Range Management, Jackman instituted the society's "Youth Range Camp" in 1950. Since that year, the camp has been held annually. He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national extension honorary fraternity, and in 1949 was awarded the fraternity's Western States Certificate of Recognition. In 1956 he received the United States Department of Agriculture's Superior Service Award "for outstanding success in promoting Oregon's widespread adoption of grassland agriculture and for leadership in developing the state's multimillion dollar seed industry." Jackman died on May 12, 1967 in Portland, Oregon, following a long illness. The E. R. Jackman Foundation, an affiliate of the Oregon State University Foundation located within the university's College of Agricultural Sciences, was formed in his memory.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The manuscript series includes copies of E.R. Jackman's four books are included in the collection: Gold and Cattle Country (with Herman Oliver), The Oregon Desert (with Reuben A. Long), Blazing Forest Trails (with Charles Simpson), and Steens Mountain (with Charles Conkling and John Scharff). This series also contains research materials compiled by Jackman on a variety of subjects for use in his writing.

Correspondence includes letters written in conjunction with his work at Oregon State University, personal correspondence, and letters to and from publishers concerning the various articles and books. Meetings records include programs, papers, proceedings and other items from meetings of a few of the organizations that Jackman was associated with. Personal records include a diary from his tenure in the military, military commissions, his diploma from Oregon State, awards, a retirement scrapbook, autographed books from other authors, and income/expense ledgers. Photographs that were originally part of this collection were transferred to P 89, the photographic component of Jackman's personal papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Edwin Russell Jackman Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Manuscripts & Reference Data, 1922-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Autobiographies
ca. 1940-1960
1
Manuscripts
1936-1965
1
Talks to Forestry
Radio Talks
Box
1
General
1929-1957
1
Potatoes
1923-1943
1
Range & Pastures
1931-1961
1
Alfalfa
1929-1964
1
Wheat, Soil, & Miscellaneous
1926-1957
1
Seeds
1930-1944
1
Speeches
1923-1957
1
Speech notes
1952-1963
1
Manuscripts
1951-1965
1
Cattle history talks
1958-1963
1
" What's a Cattle Ranch Worth?"
1956
1
" We Gave A Continent Away"
1954
1
Manuscripts on the public domain
1951-1963
1
" How Much Grass Can You Buy For $1000?"
1957
1
Grass articles
1954-1956
1
Miscellaneous articles
1940-1957
1
Miscellaneous manuscripts (speeches, radio talks, etc.)
1936-1957
2
Articles
1926-1965
2
Dement (Russell C.) articles
1934-1959
2
" Who Gets Your Money?"
1956
2
Hunting
1957
2
" Population Follows The Plow"
1951
2
" Books Grow All Over Oregon" and assorted notes
1965
2
Oliver Matthews - Trees
1952
2
" The Grass is the Wealth"
1954
2
Manuscripts (drafts)
1924-1963
2
Mimeographs to county agents, extension specialists, etc.
1942-1944, 1948-1949
2
Column material
1948
2
" Sound Management" and " Plan for the Day of Sale Before the Calf is Born" , papers by Herman Oliver
1956 and undated
2
" Oregon: A State of Mind" , address delivered before the Friends of the Library (published 1962)
1961
3
Speech material
3
Manuscripts and notes - Miscellaneous
1941-1965
3
Manuscripts
1922-1966
3
Conservation Man of the Year Award and " Ed McCanse Says You Can't Fool the Soil"
1957
3
Reub A. Long
1955-1965
3
Burns article
1939-1947
3
Grass Man of the Year, Marion & Harney Counties
1951-1957
3
Personalities
1944-1964
3
Ballard Award
1961
3
" Tracking Humor to Its Lair"
3
Short Stories
3
Steens Mountain notes
3
Steens Mountain, rough draft
3
Steens Mountain: Oregon's High Desert Country, manuscript
1967
4
Oregon Desert notes
1961-1962
4
Oregon Desert notes, correspondence, review
1964-1965
4
Blazing Forest Trails
4
Ward K. Richardson - Tree Farming Book
4
Baker County
4
Benton County
4
Clackamas County
4
Clatsop County
4
Coos County
4
Curry County
4
Deschutes County
4
Grant County
4
Harney County
4
Jackson County
4
Jefferson County
4
Lake County
4
Malheur County
4
Marion County
4
Morrow County
4
Polk County
4
Sherman County
4
Umatilla County
4
Wallowa County
5
Wasco County
5
Wheeler County
5
Yamhill County
5
Notes on Remaining Counties
The Oregon Desert
Box
5
Publication draft
1963
5
Picture captions
5
Article manuscript
1955
5
Article draft
undated
5
Steens Mountain, final draft
5
" Costs, Carrying Capacities, and Management of Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon Farm Pastures"
ca. 1939
5
" The First Hundred Years" Cattlemen's Association)
1963
5
" The Western Range"
1959
5
" Weather Sorts Western Grasses"
1956
5
Jackman House
1954
Map Case
*
Jackman House plans
1954
5
" Cross Country Cooperation" (with O.A. Fitzgerald)
1943
5
Notes, " The Great American Desert"
5
Miscellaneous notes
5
Biographical data, Edward J. Carrillo
5
Notes - Bernard De Voto
Subject Files
Farming and Ranching
Box
5
Farming
5
Fences
5
Livestock (feeding)
5
Sheep
5
Wild horses information
5
Wildlife resources
Plants
Box
5
Clover and Alfalfa
5
Crops and Pasture
5
Grasses
5
Herbicides
5
Names of Plants
5
Nitrogen Fertilization
5
Plants and Water
5
Undesirable Range Plants
5
Wheat
Range
Box
5
Brush Ranges
5
Erosion
5
Forests
5
Grazing
5
Land Use
6
Public Land Claim (controversy)
6
Range Management
6
Range Management Research
6
Sage Brush
6
Seeding Rangelands
6
Utah Range
6
Use of Fire in Land Clearing
6
Magazine and newspaper clippings & other reference materials (12 files)
7
Burns, Oregon, article in Saturday Evening Post
apx 12x17 in.
1948
Map Case
*
Maps (Pacific Northwest)
National Forests - Oregon
Map Case
*
Fremont (1954 & 1965), Ochoco (1963), Mt. Hood (1963), Malheur (1962), Siuslaw (1962), Willamette (1965), Deschutes (1965), Umpqua (1965), Rogue River (1965), Siskiyou (1964), Wallowa-Whitman (1964)
National Forests - Washington
Map Case
*
Gifford Pinchot (1965), Mount Baker (1960), Okanogan (1960), Wenatchee (1964)
Map Case
*
Bureau of Land Management Recreation Guide, Oregon
ca. 1964
*
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
1962
*
Josephine County (Oregon) Recreation and Park Areas
1962

Series II:  Correspondence, 1917-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Article correspondence
undated
6
Article correspondence
1941-1958
6
Article correspondence
1959-1967
6
Miscellaneous correspondence
undated
6
Miscellaneous correspondence
1924-1955
6
Miscellaneous correspondence
1956-1966
Work correspondence
Box
8
undated
8
1919-1940
8
1941-1944
8
1945-1956
8
1957-1959
8
1960-1961
8
1962
8
1963
8
1964-1967
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box
8
undated
8
1924-1958
8
1959-1962
8
1963-1966
8
1966-1967
8
Alice Hutchens correspondence
1961-1966
8
Peru trip
1962-1963
8
Epsilon Sigma Phi
1938-1953
8
Epsilon Sigma Phi
1954-1960
8
Military service, 1917-1919
1947-1964
Personal Correspondence
Box
8
1917-1922
8
1923-1942 and undated
8
1943-1947
9
January - March, 1948
9
March - December, 1948
9
1949-1955
9
1956-1957
9
1958-1961
9
1962-1967
9
Recreation
1960-June 1962
9
Recreation, July-October
1962
9
Recreation, Miscellaneous printed material
9
Reviews and announcements, Blazing Forest Trails
1967
9
Questionnaires, Gold and Cattle Country
9
House Bill 1003
1966-1967
9
Bi-National Center
1963
9
Material For Chemistry in Agriculture, Notes in Answer to Rachel Carson (author of Silent Spring)
1962
9
Chemistry and agriculture
1956-1961
9
Ward K. Richardson correspondence
1959-1964
9
Friends of Library
1964-1966
9
Silvies Club
1965-1966
9
Oregon Taxes
1948-1956
9
" Conservation Man of the Year" tour
1960
9
Youth Range Camps
1960
9
Steens Mountain
1965-1967 and undated
9
Gold and Cattle Country
1960-1961 and undated
10
Gold and Cattle Country
1961-1962
10
Blazing Forest Trails
1964-1967 and undated
10
Oregon Desert
1954-1967
10
Oregon Desert, clippings and Miscellaneous materials
1958-1962

Series III:  Meetings, 1938-1963Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Regional Grass School, Region 11, Soil Conservation Service, Pullman, WA
June 1938
10
Oregon Wheat Growers League, silver anniversary meeting, Portland
December 1952
10
Agricultural Economics Writing Short Course, OSC
1954
10
Harney County Grass Tour
June 1960
10
Inter-agency Range Tour, Lakeview, Oregon
June 1962
10
Western Oregon Livestock Association, annual meeting
November 1962
10
Oregon Cattlemen's Association, 50th anniversary meeting, Baker, Oregon
November 1963
11
Mid Pacific Empire Agricultural Economic Conference, Medford, Oregon
November 7-8, 1930

Series IV:  Personal Records, 1917-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Diary
December 1917-July 1918
10
Calendar book
1958
10
Diploma, B.S. in Agriculture, Oregon State Agricultural College
1920
10
The Magazine for Oregon Juniors
April & November, 1933
10
" Gems of Thought"
undated
10
Criticism of Jackman report on crested wheatgrass
undated
10
Tax information
1947-1962
10
Retirement scrapbook from Epsilon Sigma Phi
1959-60
10
Memorials
1967
10
OSU Centennial Award
1968
Autographed books from others
Box
10
After the Covered Wagons: Recollections of Russell C. and Ellis S. Dement (edited by Jackman; Oregon Historical Society reprint)
1962
10
Klamath Echoes, v.1, no.1
1964
10
Early Days in Phoenix, Oregon, by Marjorie Neill Helms
1954
10
Pack Saddles and Rolling Wheels, by Helms
1959
Income/expense ledgers
Box
11
(for business?)
April 1923 to August 1926
11
January 1921 to December 1931
11
January 1932 to December 1936
11
January 1937 to June 1947
11
July 1947 to December 1952
11
January 1953 to August 1958
11
September 1958 to December 1963
Military records
Box
7
2nd Lieutenant Commission
apx 12x17 in.
1917
7
1st Lieutenant Commission
apx 12x17 in.
1918
7
"Leadership," address by Major C.A. Bach to the Graduating Officers at Fort Sheridan
apx 12x17 in.
ca. 1917