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Fred Elijah Ames papers, 1892-1919

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ames, Fred Elijah, 1880-1957
Title
Fred Elijah Ames papers
Dates
1892-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 104
Summary
Fred Elijah Ames was a forester in Oregon. The collection contains his diaries, photographs, and reports.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Elijah Ames was born in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1880. He graduated from Harvard in 1903, and from Yale Forestry School in 1906. From 1908 to 1942 he was chief of silviculture and assistant regional forester in Oregon. During World War I he was captain, 20th Company, 20th Engineers. He died in 1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains diaries, photographs, speeches, and reports. The diaries begin with the boyhood activities of Ames and describe his school and college life, his early forestry experiences, and his war service. The photographs are of France in 1918-1919, especially the 20th Engineers. A collection of speeches and reports accompanies the diaries.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred Elijah Ames Papers, Ax 104, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  DiariesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Diary
1892
1
Diary
1894
1
Diary
1895
1
Diary
1896
1
Diary
1897
1
Diary
1898
1
Diary
1899
1
Diary
1900
1
Diary
1901
1
Diary
1902
1
Diary
1903
1
Diary
1904
1
Diary
1905
1
Diary
1906
1
Diary
1907
1
Diary
1908
1
Diary
1909
1
Diary
1910
1
Diary
1916
1
Diary
1918
1
Diary
1919

Series II:  Photograph albumsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Photograph album
Yale Summer School of Forestry
2
Photograph album
World War I, European theater
2
Photograph album
World War I, European theater destruction scenes
1917-1919

Series III:  papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
World War I, Roster, 20th Company, 20th Engineers, (Forestry)
1919
2 2
World War I, special orders
Letters from government regarding Ames' service in the war
1918-1919
2 3
World War I, discharge papers
Four letters from the government regarding the end of Ames' service in the war
1919
2 4
Forest Service articles and speeches
2 5
Forest Service articles and speeches
2 6
Forest Service articles and speeches
2 7
Forest Service articles and speeches
2 8
Retirement from Forest Service
May, 1942