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Frederick William Cleator papers, 1930-1956

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cleator, Frederick William, 1883-
Title
Frederick William Cleator papers
Dates
1930-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.5 linear feet, (8 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 013
Summary
Frederick William Cleator was a forester and conservationist. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, notes, documents, and photographs relating to Cleator's interest in the recreational aspects of national forests and the establishment of the Cascade skyline trail.
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

Frederick William Cleator, born in 1883, was a forester and conservationist. He wrote Summer Homes in the National Forests of Oregon and Washington in 1932 when he served as the Forest Service's Assistant Inspector. In the book, Cleator outlined policy on the plotting of recreation residence tracts in national forests. He essentially worked as a landscape architect and planner throughout his career with the Forest Service.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes diaries, correspondence, notes, documents, and photographs related to Cleator's interest in the recreational aspects of national forests and the establishment of the Cascade skyline trail.

Series I. Working Files is arranged alphabetically and consists of notes, correspondence, and documents related to Cleator's work in the Forest Service and his personal interest in writing stories and poems. Series II. Journals contains work-related journals. The entries are sporadic. Series III. Photographs consists of material related to Cleator's work. The series contains prints, slides, and negatives. Subjects include trails, recreation, state and city parks, vegetation, animals, Native Americans, hikers, Timberline Lodge, and wilderness areas in Oregon and Washington state. Most of the photographs date from the 1930s and 1940s.

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], Frederick William Cleator Papers, Ax 013, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Working FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Camping
Conservation
Box Folder
1 2
Mining
1 3
Miscellaneous
1 4
Tree farms, industrial
Education
Box Folder
1 5
Engineering trails
1 6
Notes
Forest fire
Box Folder
1 7
Pamphlets and notes
Forest industry
Box Folder
1 8
Pamphlets and newspaper articles
Forestery AWG
Box Folder
1 9
Forest Service general
1 10
Farm Forestry
1 11
Timber Products and Utilization
1 12
State forestry, general
1 13
Park forestry, general
1 14
Forestry correspondence
Municipal Parks and Recreation
Box Folder
1 15
City parks and recreation areas, Olympia, Washington
1 16
City watersheds and forests
1 17
Wilderness parks in Portland, Oregon area
National Parks
Box Folder
1 18
Miscellaneous
Organizations
Box Folder
1 19
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence
1 20
Pacific Crest Trail Reports
1 21
Outdoor clubs
includes correspondence and publications of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs, Mazama Council, Trails Club.
Business correspondence
Box Folder
1 22
General
1 23
General
1 24
Hal Sylvester
1 25
A. D. Taylor
Plant Propagation
Box Folder
2 1
Notes
2 2
Newspaper clippings
Policy
Box Folder
2 3
Planning
2 4
Policy notes
2 5
Policy drafts
2 6
Policy publications
State Parks
Box Folder
2 6
Statistics
2 7
Contracts
2 8
Correspondence
Stories
Box Folder
2 9
Story write-ups
2 10
Unfinished stories
2 11
Completed stories
2 12
Mt. Hood fire story
2 13
Fire stories
2 14
Animal stories
2 15
Reader's Digest stories
2 16
Yacolt Burn and tree farms
2 17
Poems
2 18
Youth stories
2 19
Miscellaneous stories and correspondence
Training
Box Folder
3 1
General
Workshops
Box Folder
3 2
Recreation notes
3 3
General
3 4
Rustic Inn, Yearout
3 5
Clear Lake
Wilderness
Box Folder
3 6
Conference material
3 7
Oregon material
Youth
Box Folder
3 8
4-H correspondence
3 9
General correspondence
U.S. vs. Wilhelm B. Gruber
Box Folder
3 10
Trial correspondence
1943

Series II:  JournalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
journal
1934
3
journal
1945-1948
3
journal
1930-1949
3
journal
1930-1950
3
journal
1954
3
Journals
journals (4 items)
undated

Series III:  Photographs (PH261)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Photograph album
1934
Slides
Box section
5a 1
Chelau
5a 1
Colville
5a 1
Grand Coulee Dam
5a 2
Deschutes
5a 2
Rogue River
5a 3
Fremont
5a 3
Wallowa
5a 3
Whitman
5a 4
Malhour
5a 4
Shoqualmie
5a 4
Wenatchee
5a 4
Olympic
5a 5
Siuslaw
5a 5
Umpqua (general area)
5a 6
Oregon Coast
5a 7
Vanport, Oregon flood
1948
5a 8
Victoria, Canada buildings
September, 1940
5a 8
Buchart Gardens
September, 1940
5a 9
Washington State capitol building
5a 9
Washington State county court houses
5a 10
Portland Forest Park
1947
5a 10
Dedication of Portland Forest Park
5a 10
Trails Club in West Hills, Portland, Oregon
Fall 1944
5a 10
Troop 17, Boy Scouts, in West Hills, Portland, Oregon
Spring 1945
5a 10
Mt. Baker
5b 1
Mt. Hood
5b 1
Climbing Mt. Hood
5b 1
Crater Lake
5b 1
Mt. Rainer
5b 1
Portland
5b 2
Mountain peaks
5b 3
Scenic: lakes and waterfalls
5b 4
Cascade Crest Trail: for guard use
5b 5
Cascade Crest Trail, 1
5b 1
Cascade Crest Trail, 2
5b 2
Oregon Skyline Trail
5c 3
Oregon Skyline Trail
Oregon Skyline Trail: better ones that include Umpqua, Deschutes, Rogue River, Willamette, Mt. Hood, and Columbia River.
5c 4
Coast Highway, slide 1 to 27, Redwoods to Cleeway Lake
5c 4
Coast Highway, slide 30 to 49, Sulton Lake to Depot Bay
5c 4
Coast Highway, slide 50 to 76, Devilish to Seaside
5c 5
Native Americans "Indians" at Colville Reservation
1939, 1941
5c 6
Campers and Bathers, Fishing
5 1
Outdoor recreation: skiing
5 1
Mt. Hood: Timberline Lodge
5 1
Santiam Pass
5 1
Silcox Shelter
5 2
Horses Packing High Adventure
5 3
Fires
5 4
Logging
5 5
Trees Along Oregon Trails
5 5
Siskiyou trees
May, 1941
5 5
Flowers
5e 1
Animals
5e 2
Miscellaneous: Boy Scouts, people, buildings, trails
Box
6
Negatives
Winter sports and WPA work at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon
October 10, 1936-April 25, 1937
6
Negatives
Oregon coast and rivers
7
Negatives
Miscellanous including Heceta Light House, Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge, Siskiyou, Umpqua, Portland, Seattle, and home photos, among others
April 29, 1937-May 20, 1940
8
Negatives
Miscellaneous including Bend fire, Hardy Creek watershed, and dedication of Portland city forest, among others