William D. Hagenstein papers, 1920-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hagenstein, William D
Title
William D. Hagenstein papers
Dates
1920-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
42.8 cubic feet (50 boxes, 2 oversize vertical files)
Collection Number
5853
Summary
William Hagenstein spent his entire career working in the forestry industry as a champion for forest and wildlife conservation. The collection chiefly documents his career and his involvement with various conservation organizations as well as testimonies to legislators. Both textual and audio visual materials (including oral histories) are included in the collection.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William "Bill" D. Hagenstein was born in Seattle on March 8, 1915, to Charles William and Janet May (Finigan) Hagenstein. Throughout his life, Hagenstein thought of himself primarily as a forester, and was a strong advocate for regional and national forestry policies that protected forests and ensured their continued productivity.

As a teenager, Hagenstein worked every summer in logging camps. Following his graduation from Ballard High School, he secured his first foreman's job, then later worked on major forest fires in Idaho in the early 1930s. He earned his B.S. in Forestry in 1938 from the University of Washington, and his master's degree from the School of Forestry at Duke University in 1941. Hagenstein then worked for the West Coast Lumbermen's Association as the forester for Western Washington. He also participated in the Keep Washington Green and Keep Oregon Green associations.

In 1943, during WWII, Hagenstein went to the South and Central Pacific, where he served as the chief engineer of military lumbering and built a saw mill to support the war effort. He went to Costa Rica two years later to help establish a cinchona (quinine) plantation that was used to grow the bark necessary for producing the drug that was used to treat malaria. Hagenstein returned to the West Coast Lumbermen's Association in 1949, when he began work with the Industrial Forestry Association. Throughout his career, Hagenstein provided expert testimony to the Oregon and Washington legistlatures on 250 occasions, and spoke publicly about sound forestry practices 770 times.

Hagenstein died of natural causes on September 4, 2014.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, clippings, oral histories and other AV materials, and other files from topics including William D. Hagenstein & Associates, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Wilderness bills, World Forestry Center, Keep Oregon Green, Keep Washington Green, Forest Historical Society, Society of American Foresters, and Industrial Forestry Association.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5853-001: William D. Hagenstein papers, 1920-2000Return to Top

42.8 cubic feet (50 boxes, 2 oversize vertical files)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, clippings, AV materials, and other files from topics including William D. Hagenstein & Associates, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Wilderness bills, World Forestry Center, Keep Oregon Green, Keep Washington Green, Forest Historical Society, Society of American Foresters, and Industrial Forestry Association.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Gerald A. Todd, Executor of W. D. Hagenstein estate, 2014-11-17 and 2015-03-09

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1 5853-001
Objects and documents displayed at Hagenstein's wake
2 5853-001
Hagenstein publications (pamphlets and articles)
2 5853-001
List of Hagenstein manuscripts and manuscript files
1978-1990
3 5853-001
Manuscript files
1974-1978
4 5853-001
Manuscript files
1968-1973
5 5853-001
Manuscript files
1963-1967, 1970
6 5853-001
Manuscript files
1950-1962
7 5853-001
Manuscript files
1940s, 1956-1958, 1964
7 5853-001
Wood Review ideas
7 5853-001
William D. Hagenstein & Associates documents and correspondence
7 5853-001
Land and Water Conservation Fund bill documents
7 5853-001
Wilderness bill documents
8 5853-001
Wilderness bill documents
1950s-1960s
8 5853-001
Committee, association, conference, and professional files
9 5853-001
Committee files and correspondence
1960s
10 5853-001
Committee files and miscellaneous files
1940s-1970s
11 5853-001
Committee files and miscellaneous files
1960s-1970s
12 5853-001
Correspondence
1983-1987
13 5853-001
Hagenstein and Associates correspondence
1988-2004
14 5853-001
World Forestry Center
1960s-1970s
14 5853-001
Keep Oregon Green
14 5853-001
Forest Historical Society
15 5853-001
Keep Washington Green
1960s-1970s
15 5853-001
Keep Oregon Green
15 5853-001
Hagenstein's story file
16 5853-001
Woodn't You Know files
1960s-1980s
17 5853-001
Industrial Forestry Association
1970s
17 5853-001
Regional Forest facts and statistics
1940s-1980s
18 5853-001
Industrial Forestry Association
1970s
18 5853-001
Society of American Foresters
1960s
18 5853-001
Correspondence
18 5853-001
Newspaper clippings
19 5853-001
Forest Economy Council/Industrial Forestry Association Handbook
1973
19 5853-001
W.D.H. Reader File Index
1948-1959
19 5853-001
W.D.H. Reader File Index
1965
19 5853-001
W.D.H. Reader File Index
1966-1976
19 5853-001
W.D.H. Reader File Index
1977-March 1980
19 5853-001
IFAX (Industrial Forestry Association Facts)
1962-1975
19 5853-001
IFAX (Industrial Forestry Association Facts)
1976-1980
20 5853-001
Washington Legislation
1940s-1960s
20 5853-001
Society of American Foresters
1940s-1960s
20 5853-001
Forest Industries Council
1940s-1960s
21 5853-001
Industrial Forestry Association circulars to board of directors and members, inter-office correspondence, bills, and committee files
1950s-1970s
22 5853-001
Seed Certification records, logging operation lists, and Industrial Forestry Association materials
1950s-1970s
23 5853-001
Industrial Forestry Association materials
1950s-1970s
24 5853-001
AV materials
25 5853-001
Index files of published materials
26 5853-001
Index files of published materials
27 5853-001
Reader File
1948-1950
28 5853-001
Reader File
1951-March 1953
29 5853-001
Reader File
April 1953-March 1955
30 5853-001
Reader File
April 1955-June 1957
31 5853-001
Reader File
July 1957-August 1959
32 5853-001
Reader File
September 1959-December 1961
33 5853-001
Reader File
January 1962-June 1964
34 5853-001
Reader File
July 1964-December 1966
35 5853-001
Reader File
January 1967-August 1969
36 5853-001
Reader File
September 1969-November 1971
37 5853-001
Reader File
December 1971-July 1974
38 5853-001
Reader File
August 1974-September 1977
39 5853-001
Reader File
October 1977-December 1983
40 5853-001
Reader File
1980-1998
40 5853-001
Correspondence
40 5853-001
Articles written by Hagenstein
41 5853-001
Hagenstein speeches and addresses
41 5853-001
Oral History transcripts
2009
41 5853-001
Writings by Hagenstein
41 5853-001
World War II documents
42 5853-001
World War II documents
42 5853-001
Two Men and a Boymanuscript
42 5853-001
Writings by Hagenstein
42 5853-001
Awards
43 5853-001
Oral history interview cassettes
2009
44 5853-001
Oral history interview cassettes and other cassettes
45 5853-001
Cassette tapes
46 5853-001
Cassette tapes
47 5853-001
Cassette tapes
48 5853-001
CDs and VHS tapes
49 5853-001
UW Forest Club publications
49 5853-001
Audio recordings
50 5853-001
Newspaper articles
50 5853-001
Awards
VF:oversize
VF 5853-001
Certificates and correspondence from the White House
1953, 1970s
VF 5853-001
Awards
VF 5853-001
Certificates and correspondence from the White House
1953, 1970s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest conservation--Law and legislation
  • Forests and forestry--Northwest, Pacific
  • Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation
  • Personal Names :
  • Hagenstein, William D.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Industrial Forestry Association (U.S.)
  • Keep Oregon Green Association
  • Keep Washington Green (Organization)
  • Society of American Foresters
  • West Coast Lumbermen's Association
  • World Forestry Center

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)