Gerald W. Williams Papers, 1854-2016  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Gerald W.
Title
Gerald W. Williams Papers
Dates
1854-2016 (inclusive)
1890-2005 (bulk)
Quantity
33.00 cubic feet, including 457 photographs and 52 audiocassettes, (38 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes, and 2 map folders)
2.09 Gbytes, (99 files)
Collection Number
MSS Williams
Summary
The Gerald W. Williams Papers document Williams’ research and writing on the U.S. Forest Service, forestry and public lands, and the environment and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Gerald "Jerry" Williams, a sociologist and historian for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 until his retirement in 2005, spent much of his Forest Service career in the Pacific Northwest prior to being appointed national historian in 1998.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and 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
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerald W. Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 until his retirement in 2005. From 1979 to 1993, he was a sociologist with the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests in Oregon; in 1993-1998, he served as the regional sociologist for the Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Portland; and from 1998 until his retirement in 2005 he was the national historian for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, D.C. Williams designed and implemented a regional and national history program for the Forest Service which culminated in his appointment as national historian and his authorship of the centennial history of the Forest Service, The USDA Forest Service -- The First Century, in 2000. He has published extensively on a variety of historical topics such as the Native American use of fire to manage environments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division during World War I.

Williams is a native of Oregon and earned degrees from Southern Oregon University (B.A., Sociology; M.A. General Studies Social Science) and Washington State University (Ph.D., Sociology).  Gerald W. ("Jerry") Williams died on January 3, 2019.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Gerald W. Williams Papers document Williams’ research and writing on the U.S. Forest Service, forestry and public lands, and the environment and culture of the Pacific Northwest and include his research notes, manuscripts, final publications, and extensive assembled reference materials.  Much of Williams’ work was focused on the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests and the McKenzie River area.

The collection consists of materials documenting Williams himself (Series 1-4); Williams’ publications and associated manuscripts and research materials (Series 5-17), which comprises roughly half of the collection; and extensive reference materials (Series 18-26), which comprise the remaining half.  Williams assembled an abundance of primary source material from the 19th and early 20th century in the course of his research and writing. These primary source materials document the establishment and functioning of the U.S. Forest Service, public lands, forestry in the Pacific Northwest, environmental issues, and conservation concerns. The Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records are an essential companion collection for researchers using these materials.

Biographical materials, including curriculum vitae and lists of publications; military records; and certificates document Williams’ education, employment history, and accomplishments.

The publication series include the final version of each publication; subsequent revisions and editions; manuscripts, drafts, and reviews; reference and research materials used to create the publication; and, in some cases, photographs that were reproduced in the publication.  Williams published several major works on the history of the U.S. Forest Service including USDA Forest Service - The First Century published by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2000, which was re-issued in 2005 in a centennial commemorative edition; The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands published in 2007 by Greenwood Publishing; and The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History published by Oregon State University Press in 2009. These books document the establishment and development of the U.S .Forest Service, the political and cultural influences that shaped the organization, and the impact of forest practices and policy in Oregon and Washington. In the course of his research on the U.S Forest Service, Williams assembled extensive materials on Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, which are included in this collection.

Williams also created and curated compilations of primary source materials and references.  Many of these were self-published by Williams or reproduced, under his direction, by the U.S. Forest Service and consequently had limited distribution. These include: John B. Waldo and William G. Steel: Forest Reserve Advocates for the Cascade Range of Oregon (1992), Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service (published in multiple editions in the 1980s and 1990s), and Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve: As Found in the Letters of William G. Steel, John B. Waldo, and Others Supplemented by Newspapers, Magazines, and Official Reports 1885-1912 (1995) with Stephen R. Mark.

Williams also conducted extensive research and writing on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Pacific Northwest, Native Americans’ use of fire in land management, and the McKenzie River basin. Publications on these topics, and his research materials, are included in this collection. Williams’ writing for the general public is represented by articles he wrote for Lane County Living.

The oral histories provide first-hand accounts of those who worked in forestry. Gerald Williams conducted many interviews with people in the McKenzie River area and with many individuals associated with the U.S. Forest Service.  He also assembled oral histories of early Oregon pioneers that had been completed in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration as well as other oral histories conducted by the Forest History Society and the University of Montana.  Of particular note are oral histories with women in forestry, including Geri Vander Veer Bergen, one of the few women to begin a career in forestry in the 1960s, and Wendy Milner Herrett, the first woman to be district ranger in the Forest Service.  The oral histories include transcripts and audiotape recordings.

Series 17 consists of papers and manuscripts written by Williams that may not have been published or were incorporated into larger publications. This series shows the breadth of Williams’ research and interests and includes some reference materials assembled by Williams as well. Some of these materials may have been adapted for oral presentation.

The remainder of the collection, which forms about half of the total volume, consists of reference and research materials that are not associated with a specific publication and were arranged by the archivists into the topical areas of Pacific Northwest forest history; United States forest history; forest fires; Oregon history; Oregon counties; and biographical materials.  Undoubtedly, these materials informed and were used in Williams’ publications.  An extensive compilation of editorial cartoons pertaining to forestry and environmentalism that document public perceptions and political responses to natural resource management are described as Series 19.

The Gerald Williams Papers include audiocassette sound recordings; photographs (photographic prints, film negatives, slides, and contact sheets); and a small quantity of born-digital materials.  Electronic records are available upon request and in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Gerald W. Williams Papers (MSS WilliamsG), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Biographical Materials, 1995/1999Return to Top

Series 1 provides biographical information about Gerald Williams and contains his curriculum vitae; lists of major publications, papers, and chapters written and presented; and information about groups with which he participated.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.01
Gerald W. Williams Biographical Materials
circa 1998

Series 2:  Military Records, 1970-1981Return to Top

Series 2 is made up of official records documenting Gerald Williams' enrollment in the United States Armed Forces. It includes documentation of his transfer from Ready Reserve to Standby Reserve and his honorable discharge in 1971.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.02
Gerald W. Williams Military Records
1970-1981

Series 3:  Certificates, 1987-2005Return to Top

Series 3 includes certificates Williams received from organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture, the US Forest Service, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. These certificates indicated appreciation and merit.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.03
Gerald W. Williams Certificates
1987-2001
36.01
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
2005

Series 4:  General Correspondence, 1970-2015Return to Top

Series 4 consists of correspondence received and written by Williams that is arranged chronologically. The communications pertain to his work and interests. Williams corresponded with a broad range of individuals and institutions including colleges and universities, federal agencies, university presses, and publishers. Many other series in this collection include correspondence to and from Williams.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.04
Undated Correspondence
undated
1.05
Correspondence
1970s
1.06
Correspondence
1980s
1.07
Correspondence
1990-1997
1.08
Correspondence
1998-1999
1.09
Correspondence
2000-2003
1.10
Correspondence
2004
1.11
Correspondence: January-June
2005
1.12
Correspondence, July-December
2005
1.13
Correspondence
2006-2007
1.14
Correspondence, January-July
2008
1.15
Correspondence, August-December
2008
1.16
Correspondence
2009
1.17
Correspondence
2010-2012
1.18
Correspondence
2013
1.19
Correspondence
2014-2015

Series 5:  Publications - Native Americans, 1854-2008Return to Top

Series 5 contains material about Native Americans and the land they inhabit and includes papers written by Williams. An Inquiry into Petroglyph Point Lava Beds National Monument Near Tulelake, California is an unpublished paper by Williams. Petroglyph Point was traditionally occupied by the Modoc Native Americans. This paper was adapted from a paper Williams wrote for a college anthropology class. American Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems: Thousands of Years of Managing Landscapes is a paper written by Williams that was never published; however, he did present modified versions of it in 1997-1998. There are two articles in Fire Management Today by Gerald Williams about Native American land management tactics using fire. Cathlapotle - Catching Time’s Secrets by Jon Bachnke is a publication about the large trading city of the Cathlapotle people at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition (early 1800s). Over 900 people lived in the city that was located near current Ridgefield, Washington. Chief of Seattle Speech – The Real Story is a compilation of two of Chief Seathl “speeches.” The first may not have been a speech by Chief Seathl, but is a widely quoted story about white settlers moving natives off their land. The second is an actual speech given in about 1854, which has been rewritten and popularized in the decades since. Reference materials in this series include materials pertaining to the North Sacramento Valley (California), the southern and western Cascade Range, the Willamette Valley, and the Klamath Basin. Topics addressed include bark containers, rock art, anthropology, use of fires, archaeology, and native-settler conflict.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.20
An Inquiry into Petroglyph Point Lava Beds National Monument Near Tulelake, California by Gerald Williams
1970-1995
1.21
Fire Management Today
2000-2004
1.22-1.23
American Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems: Thousands of Years of Managing Landscapes
1998-2003
1.24
Chief of Seattle Speech - the Real Story
2001
1.25
Cathlapotle - Catching Time's Secrets by Jon Dachnke
2005
1.26-2.02
Reference Materials
4 folders.
1854-2008

Series 6:  Publications - McKenzie River Names, 1937-2003Return to Top

Series 6 consists of a 1982 guide by Williams to the McKenzie River area, later manuscript drafts of the publication, and reference materials pertaining to the McKenzie River basin and highway. McKenzie River Names is a brief guide to the McKenzie River geographic, social, and historical place names along the McKenzie Highway written to facilitate a tour by the Oregon Geographic Names Board. Reference materials include correspondence, reports, newspaper and journal articles with pages of Williams’ notes. Included in the reference material is Donald Mackenzie “King of the Northwest” by Cecil W. Mackenzie in 1937. The McKenzie River is named after Donald Mackenzie. Issues of River Reflections, a McKenzie River newspaper, the McKenzie Enterprise and other magazines are included in this series.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.03-2.04
McKenzie River Names - Publication
2 folders
1982
2.05
The McKenzie River System: A Recreational Guide
1978
2.06
McKenzie River Tributaries, Forks & Creeks
1978
2.07
McKenzie River Valley: Highway and Road Guide
1978
2.08
McKenzie River History
1978-1982
2.09
McKenzie Book Photograph copies (1 of 2)
1981
2.10
McKenzie Book Photograph copies (2 of 2)
undated
2.11
Manuscript: McKenzie River Names
1982
2.12
Manuscript Draft McKenzie River Names
1988
2.13
Manuscript Draft: McKenzie River Names
1988
2.14
Manuscript Draft: McKenzie River Names
1990
2.15-2.16
Manuscript: McKenzie River Names
1991
2.17
Manuscript: McKenzie River Names
1982
2.18
Manuscript: McKenzie River Names
1982
2.19
Correspondence
1986-1991
2.20
Helen Smith Correspondence about Bronze Plaque at Macduff Peak
1989
2.21
McKenzie Valley Irrigation and Power Company Hydro Project Reference Materials
1914-1916
2.22
Donald McKenzie 'King of the Northwest'
1937
2.23
McKenzie River Reference Materials and Notes
circa 1970-1980s
2.24
McKenzie River, Oregon: Problems Issues and Responses
1975
2.25
Dams on the McKenzie
1982
3.01-3.04
McKenzie Place Names References and Notes
circa 1980s
3.05
McKenzie Salt Springs and Lost Creek Wagon Road Reference Materials
1982
3.06
Fish Lake/McKenzie River Information
Two versions of the material, one from 1986, one from 1993.
1986-1993
3.07
McKenzie River Highway References
undated
3.08
McKenzie River - Reference Material
1969-1989
36.02
River Reflections McKenzie River Newspapers
1978-1980
36.03
River Reflections McKenzie River Newspaper
Includes issues for 1981-1992, 1997 and 2003
1981-2003
36.04
McKenzie Names - Printout
undated
36.05
McKenzie Enterprise and Other Magazines
1978-1979

Series 7:  Publications - Lane County Living, 1982-1984Return to Top

Series 7 consists predominately of issues of the popular magazine, Lane County Living, that include articles written by Williams. Early manuscript versions of many of the published articles are also available in this series. Article topics include: Heceta Head, notable sites on the McKenzie Highway, summit crossing at Willamette Pass, development of coastal fork communities, Lane County history, history of the Cascade foothills, early town history, and the interaction of local communities with the Hudson Bay Co. Lane County Living was a bi-monthly publication that covered a wide variety of topics relevant to the Lane County (Oregon) region, such as the outdoors, local history, trends, traveling in the area, arts and entertainment, and human-interest pieces.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.09
General
1982
3.10
General
January - June
1983
3.11
General
Beginning with August 1983 issue.
1983 - 1984

Series 8:  Publications - Civilian Conservation Corps, 1983-2004Return to Top

Series 8 documents the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and includes Letters from Home: Life in CCC Camps of Douglas County, Oregon published in 1983 by the United States Department of Agriculture – Umpqua National Forest. This publication was written by Norman A. Myers, the writer of the letters, and compiled and edited by Gerald Williams. The series also includes papers on the CCC in the Pacific Northwest written by Williams which may not have been published or were later adapted for publication and/or presentation. The CCC was established by F.D. Roosevelt in 1933, in part of the effort to recover from the Great Depression. It had two main objectives, to find useful conservation work for unemployed men, and teach vocational skills for men through their work. Material in this series focuses on the CCC’s presence in the Pacific Northwest. Reference material includes bibliographic list of sources, correspondence, journal articles, and a pamphlet advertising the CCC. The Gerald W. Williams Collection on the Civilian Conservation Corps (MSS CCC) includes a variety of materials documenting the CCC that were assembled by Williams.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.12
Publication: Norman A. Myers Letters to Home: Life in C.C.C. Camps of Douglas County, Oregon
1983
3.13
Papers by Gerald Williams on the CCC
1983-1994
3.14
Reference Materials
1983-2004

Series 9:  Publications - John B. Waldo and William G. Steel: Forest Reserve Advocates for the Cascade Range of Oregon, 1860-1998Return to Top

Series 9 is primarily about Judge John Breckenridge Waldo and consists of the material Gerald Williams used to compile the book Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon 1880-1907 published by the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests in 1992. This book is a compilation of Waldo’s letters, diaries and journals between 1877 and 1907. This series includes several editions and manuscripts of this publication. This series also contains John B. Waldo and William G. Steel: Forest Reserve Advocates for the Cascade Range of Oregon a 1994 publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Gerald Williams. John Waldo was born in Oregon in 1844; he graduated from Willamette University in 1866 after studying law. Waldo was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1870; in 1880, he was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court and served until 1884. In 1889 he was elected to the Oregon State Legislature for one term. He was known for being a conservationist and was associated with the National Park movement. Waldo spent summers with prominent friends, including John Minto, exploring the lakes and mountains of the Cascade Mountains. Waldo Lake is named for John Waldo. Reference materials include notes on Waldo by Williams, maps, correspondence, and articles from publications such as the Oregonian, the Oregon Motorist and the Oregon State Journal among others.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.15
John B. Waldo and William G. Steel: Forest Reserve Advocates for the Cascade Range of Oregon
1991-1994
3.16
Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon 1880-1907
1986
3.17
Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon 1880-1907
1989
3.18
Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Letters and Journals from the High Cascades of Oregon 1877-1907
1992
3.19
Cultural Resource Mentions in the Judge Waldo Diaries and Letter 1880-1907
1985
4.01-4.03
Judge John B. Waldo: Diaries & Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon
circa 1880s
4.04-4.05
Judge John B. Waldo: Letters and Journals from the High Cascades of Oregon 1877-1907
1992
4.06
Judge John B. Waldo: Letters and Journals from the High Cascades of Oregon 1877-1907
1992
4.07
Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon 1880-1907
1989
4.08-4.10
Manuscript of publication: John B. Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon
1880-1907
4.11
Prints used in Judge John B. Waldo Manuscript
33 photos
circa 1889
4.12
Prints used in Judge John B. Waldo Manuscript
48 photos
circa 1889
4.13
Prints and negatives considered or used in Judge John B. Waldo Manuscript
131 negatives (varying sizes), 36 photos, 4 contact sheets with photo descriptions and dates.
circa. 1880-1900
4.14
Waldo - Photographs
32 negatives, 1 contact sheet of the negatives, 1 photo
circa 1997
4.16
Waldo - Correspondence
1991
4.17
News Articles regarding John B. Waldo
circa 1880s-1930s
4.18
News Articles Concerning Judge John B. Waldo
circa 1880s-1980s
4.19
Historical Information on Oregon and Cascade Range; Forest Reserve - Articles and Journal Papers
circa 1880s-1990s
4.20
Notes Concerning John B. Waldo Wilderness Trips
1880s-1990s
4.21
References Regarding John Minto
circa 1890s-1980s
4.22
Reference Photocopies for John B. Waldo Manuscript
circa 1889-91
4.23
List of News Articles from the "Oregonian" on various topics; articles on forest reserves and forest fires.
circa 1990s
5.01
Maps of Skyline Trail and Odell Lake
circa 1920-1930s
5.02
Miscellaneous References to Judge Waldo's Legacy
circa 1980s
5.03
Correspondence and Reference Material Regarding John B. Waldo and William Gladstone Steel
circa 1990s
5.04
Waldo Tree
1998
5.05
Waldo - Reference Materials
1860-1969
5.06
Reference Notes on Judge John B. Waldo
undated

Series 10:  Publications - Oral Histories, 1937-2002Return to Top

Series 10 consists of oral histories assembled and conducted by Williams in the course of his research and writing. The series includes information about oral histories and handbooks for conducting them, published and unpublished oral history transcripts, audiocassette recordings of oral history interviews, and associated oral history project records. The series includes only audiotape recordings or transcripts (not both) for many interviews. The majority of the material in this series pertains to forests in Oregon and Washington, including but not limited to: Winema National Forest, Willamette National Forest, Umpqua National Forest, and Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Regions outside of Oregon are also covered including the Siskiyou National Forest in northern California, Bitterroot National Forest in Montana, and Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. Of note are transcripts of interviews with Geri Vander Veer Bergen, one of the few women in forestry when she started her career in the 1960s. Additionally, there are transcripts of an interview with Wendy Milner Herrett the first woman to be district ranger in the forest service. The series includes oral histories conducted by the Forest History Society focused on forestry in the west and by the History Section of the USDA Forest Service on timber management in the Pacific Northwest. Also included are interviews of early Oregon Pioneers done during the 1930s as part of the Work Progress Administration.

Series 10 includes 3 sub-series: 1. Putting Conservation to Work, 1989; 2. McKenzie Audiotapes, 1979-1981; and 3. Other Audiotapes, 1980-2012.

A central figure in Sub-Series 1 (Putting Conservation to Work) is Robert Wolf, a professional forester and a forest policy analyst in Washington, D.C. whose career spanned 45 years with the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of the Budget, U.S. Senate, and Congressional Research Service. Wolf was interviewed in 1989 by multiple individuals as part of an extensive oral history project conducted at the University of Montana. This sub-series consists solely of transcripts of these interviews.

The McKenzie Audiotapes (Sub-Series 2) consists of audiotapes of interviews conducted by Gerald Williams, unless otherwise noted. These interviews were conducted with people who lived or worked in the McKenzie River area, east of Eugene, Oregon. Of note, many of these oral histories are of women who, for example, acted as librarians or local historians in the McKenzie River area. These audiotapes were digitized in 2013; the digital files are available upon request for use in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room.

Sub-Series 3 (Other Audiotapes) is made up of oral histories conducted in various locations, including McCall, Idaho and Cispus, Washington. Some individuals had notably longer interviews such as Albert Wiesendanger and Richard Costley and are represented by multiple audiotapes.

This series Includes 52 audiocassettes recordings of oral history interviews.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5.07
Oral History Transcripts - Timber Management in Pacific Northwest 5 Employees
Volume 1-2
1986
5.08
Oral History Transcripts - Timber Management in Pacific Northwest 5 Employees
Volume 3
1986
5.09
Oral History Notes
1978-1981
5.10
Oral History Information
2005
5.11
"The Use of Oral Histories in the USDA Forest Service" by Williams and "Oral History Guide and Handbook for the USDA Forest Service" by Williams and Linda Dodds
1981-1990
5.12
Oral History Transcripts: Arnold W. Bolle
May 1, 1990
5.13
Oral History Transcripts: Geri V. Bergen Interview
July 2000
5.14
Oral History Transcripts: Bernie A.H.
1990
5.15
Oral History Transcripts: Park Bill & Davis Burt
1982
5.16
Richard Costley - Interview/Correspondence
1995-1996
5.17
Oral History Transcripts - Richard Costly
1996
5.18
Oral History Transcripts: Harold A. Dahl 60 years - A Forester Looking Back
1992
5.19
Oral History Transcripts - John S. Edwards - Doing Time on the Klamath
1926-1929
5.20
Jim Evans
November 18,1992
5.21
Oral History Collection of the Forest History Society An Annotated Guide
1976
5.22
Oral History Transcripts Forest Service History Interview Harold "Red" Thomas
1978
5.23
Albert Hall Interview
1986
5.24
Oral History Transcripts: Harold J. Engles Interview
April, 1982
5.25
Oral History Transcripts - J. Alfred Hall "I think I remember"
1978
5.26
Oral History Transcripts - Henry E. Hoefner Some Reminiscences of an Early Forester
1959
5.27
Oral History Transcripts: Bill Hicks
May 2, 1990
5.28
John Hossack
May 1, 1990
5.29
Donald S. Interview
June 1998
5.30
Oral History Transcripts: Wendy Miller Herrett Interview
June 2000
5.31
Oral History Transcripts George M. Leonard Interview
1999
5.32
Oral History Transcripts: Lewis, Cliff
1979
5.33
Oral History Transcripts: O'Brien, Frances History
1978
5.34
Oral History Transcripts: Max Peterson Interview
1992
5.35
Oral History: River Logging
1973
6.01
Ted Schlapfer Interview
February 1984
6.02
Oral History Transcripts: Siuslaw National Forest
1980
6.03
Bill Worf
May 1, 1990
6.04
Oral History Transcripts: Westfir Oral History Interviews
April, 1995
6.05
Winema National Forest
Volume 1
1981
6.06
Winema National Forest
Volume 2
1981
6.07
Wayne Wilson
November 20, 1992
Putting Conservation to Work
Interviews with Robert Wolf
1989
Box/Folder
6.08
227 Intro. through OH 227-9
6.09
227-10 through 227-17
6.10
227-11 through 227-26
6.11
227-27 through 227-35
6.12
226-36 through 227-47
6.13
227-48 through 227-54
Box/Folder
6.14
Reminiscences of Southern Oregon Pioneers WPA Interviews
1937-1938
6.15
Reminiscences of Southern Oregon Pioneers WPA
1937-1938
6.16
Reminiscences of Southern Oregon Pioneers WPA Interviews
1937-1938
6.17
Reminiscences of Southern Oregon Pioneers
1937-1938
McKenzie Audiotapes
All interviews are done by Gerald Williams, unless noted.  These audiotapes were digitized in 2013; the digital files are available upon request or for use in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room.
1978-1981
box-item
7.01
7.01: Ada Millican Interview
December 4, 1978
7.02
7.02: Mrs. Martha Belknap
December 8, 1978
7.03
7.03: Mrs. Martha Belknap
December 26, 1978
7.04
7.04: Mrs. Belknap
January 17-22, 1979
7.05
7.05: Mrs. Frances O'Brien
December 14, 1978
7.06
7.06: Mrs. Martha Belknap Re: Roy Andrews
February 8, 1979
7.07
7.07: Manena Schwering
May 5, 1979
7.08
7.08: Manena Schwering
May 5, 1979
7.09
7.09: Manena Schwering
May 5, 1979
7.10
7.10: Manena Schwering by Gerald Williams and Ellen Credle
#1
May 26, 1979
7.11
7.11: Manena Schwering by Gerald Williams and Ellen Credle
#2
May 26, 1979
7.12
7.12: Roland Sims
#1
April 29, 1979
7.13
7.13: Roland Sims
#2
April 29, 1979
7.14
7.14: Jim Drury
#1
April 28, 1979
7.15
7.15: Jim Drury
#2
April 28, 1979
7.16
7.16: James Drury by Gerald Williams and Ellen Credle
April 20, 1980
7.17
7.17: Cliff Lewis
#1
January 19, 1979
7.18
7.18: Cliff Lewis
#2
January 19, 1979
7.19
7.19: John & Ruth West
January 26, 1980
7.20
7.20: John & Ruth West
January 26, 1980
7.21
7.21: Clayton & Mabel Nestle
#1
April 19, 1980
7.22
7.22: Clayton & Mabel Nestle
#2
April 19, 1980
7.23
7.23: Everett Thomson
1/3
May 24, 1980
7.24
7.24: Everett Thomson
2/3
May 24, 1980
7.25
7.25: Everett Thomson
3/3
May 24, 1980
7.26
7.26: Edith Page
1/2
May 31, 1980
7.27
7.27: Edith Page
2/2
May 31, 1980
7.28
7.28: Hallie Huntington
March 12, 1981
Other Audiotapes
1980-2012
box-item
7.29
7.29: Dave Alexander
1/2 McCall, Idaho
September 16, 2012
7.30
7.30: Dave Alexander
2/2 McCall, Idaho
September 16, 2012
7.31
7.31: Jamie Barbour - Cispus AMA
1 and 2 out of 3 sides.
March 7, 2002
7.32
7.32: Jamie Barbour - Cispus AMA
Part/side 3
March 7, 2002
7.33
7.33: Hazel Davis - Interviewed by Sheri Ecken and Gerald Williams
September 5, 1980
7.34
7.34: Harry Cody and Ed Tompkins
Ed Tompkins is only on side 2 (marked).
7.35
7.35: Richard J. Costley
1/4
May 7th, 1996
7.36
7.36: Richard J. Costley
2/4
May 7-8, 1996
7.37
7.37: Richard J. Costley
3/4
May 8, 1996
7.38
7.38: Richard J. Costley
4/4
May 8, 1996
7.39
7.39: Isabel George
1/2
March 5, 1990
7.40
7.40: Isabel George
2/2
March 5, 1990
7.41
7.41: Michael Kerrick
Interview with Mike Kerrick, Forest Supervisor of Willamette National Forest, November 26, 1984. Taped by Larry Rakestraw (historian).
November 26, 1984
7.42
7.42: Tom Kogurt
April 9, 2002
8.01
8.01: Buddy Rose
March 8, 2002
8.02
8.02: Ted Stubblefield
June 20, 2002
8.03
8.03: Tim Tolle
April 10, 2002
8.04
8.04: Tim Tolle
April 10, 2002
8.05
8.05: Albert K. Wiesendanger
"Side 3" of Albert K. Wiesendanger, November 21, 1980 can be found on cassette, Box-Item 8.10.
November 21, 1980
8.06
8.06: Albert K. Wiesendanger  - Interviewed by Gerald Williams and Susan Marvin
April 10, 1981
8.07
8.07: Albert Wiesendanger - Interviewed by Gerald Williams and Susan Marvin
April 10, 1981
8.08
8.08: Albert Wiesendanger - Interviewed by Gerald Williams and Susan Marvin
April 10, 1981
8.09
8.09: Albert K. Wiesendanger
April 10, 1981
8.10
8.10: Albert K. Wiesendanger - Interviewed by Gerald Williams and Pearl Hansen
"Side 3" of Albert K. Wiesendanger, November 21, 1980 (Box-Item 8.05) is on one side of this cassette.
November 10, 1983

Series 11:  Publications - Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service, 1982-2003Return to Top

Series 11 contains multiple editions of Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service compiled by Gerald Williams and published in the 1980s and 1990s. A Listing of Various Historical References was initially published in 1982. Revised editions, with the title Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service, were issued in 1985 and 1987. Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service: Social Political and Historical Sources of Information was published in 1990 and 1995. This series also includes a manuscript copy of the 1995 edition. These publications contain references about the USDA Forest Service at the national level and in the Pacific Northwest region as well as related forestry topics and agencies, with a particular emphasis on historical sources that provide background information on controversies and solutions. This series also contains centennial logos and USDA Forest Service international programs.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9.01
Centennial Logos
1991
9.02
USDA Forest Service International Programs
2003
9.03
Publication: "A Listing of Various Historical References" by Gerald Williams
1982
9.04
Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service
1985
9.05
Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service
1987
9.06
Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service: Social, Political, and Historical Sources of Information
1990
9.07
Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service: Social, Political and Historical Sources or Information
1995
9.08-10
Selected References Concerning the USDA Forest Service Manuscript
1995

Series 12:  Publications - Gifford Pinchot, 1859-2010Return to Top

Series 12 consists of extensive reference and research materials on Gifford Pinchot assembled by Williams. He did not complete a major publication about Pinchot. Most of the materials in the series are photocopies of Gifford Pinchot’s correspondence, from the Library of Congress’ Gifford Pinchot Papers (indicated as “LoC” in the folder titles below). Most of the correspondence is from 1911-1912, soon after Pinchot was fired as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service, and from 1938-1940 after his retirement as the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania. The series also includes correspondence to Williams from a Library of Congress archivist with their recommendations for how best to use Pinchot’s material. Material not from the Library of Congress includes news articles about Pinchot, particularly about Pinchot’s dismissal by Taft for speaking about Richard Ballinger, the Secretary of the Interior. There is a folder of editorial cartoons much of which focus on the “Ballinger controversy.” There are transcripts of a radio address by Pinchot, information about the Conservation Commission Pinchot was involved with, and information about Pinchot’s family home, Grey Towers, in Milford, Pennsylvania, which is now a now USDA Forest Service historic site. There is a notebook of photos and ephemera with many images of Pinchot and his historic Grey Towers home, as well as brochures and pamphlets about his life and home. Of note is a manuscript compiled by Williams from Library of Congress correspondence titled: Letters from Region 6 (Pacific North West) Forest Service Employees to Gifford Pinchot. Compilation represents correspondence of forest service employees in Oregon and Washington from 1898 to 1940.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9.11
LoC Correspondence Ballinger Controversy Box 435 & 437
1909-1910
9.12
LoC Correspondence Pinchot Papers Box: 564
1905-1939
9.13
LoC Correspondence Box 973 & 974
1898-1918
9.14-15
LoC Correspondence "A" Box 101
1938-1940
9.16
LoC Correspondence "B" Box 1001
1937-1941
9.17
LoC Correspondence "C" Box 1001
1940
9.18
LoC Correspondence "D" Box 1001
1940
9.19
LoC Correspondence "Dunston" Box 1002
1940
9.20
LoC Correspondence "E" Box 1002
1940
9.21
LoC Correspondence "F" Box 1002
1938-1940
9.22
LoC Correspondence "G" Box 1002
1938-1940
9.23-25
LoC Correspondence "H" Box 1002
1940
12.01
LoC Correspondence "H" Box 1003
1938-1941
10.01
LoC Correspondence "J" Box 1003
1940-1941
12.02
LoC Correspondence "K" Box 1003
1938-1940
12.03
LoC Correspondence "L" Box 1003
1940
10.02
LoC Correspondence "M" Box 1004
1939-1940
12.04
LoC Correspondence "M" Box 1003
1938-1940
10.03
LoC Correspondence "N" + "O" Box 104
1937-1940
10.04
LoC Correspondence "P" Box 1004
1938-1940
12.05
LoC Correspondence "R" Box 1004
1940
10.05
LoC Correspondence "S" Box 1004
1940-1941
10.06
LoC Correspondence "S" Box 1005
1937-1940
10.07
LoC Correspondence "S" Box 1005
1937-1940
12.06
LoC Correspondence "T" Box 1005
1938-1940
12.07
LoC Correspondence "V" Box 1005
1939-1940
10.08
LoC Correspondence "W" Box 1005
1940
10.09
LoC Correspondence "W" Box 1006
1940
12.08
LoC Correspondence "A" Box 1007
1911
10.10
LoC Correspondence "B" Box 1007
1911
12.09
LoC Correspondence "C" Box 1007
1911
13.01
LoC Correspondence "C" Box 1007
1912
13.02
LoC Correspondence "Cumin, J-G" Box 1008
1912
13.03
LoC Correspondence "H" Box 1008
1911-1912
13.04
LoC Correspondence "K" Box 1008
1911-1935
13.05
LoC Correspondence "L-P" Box 1008
1911-1912
10.11
LoC Correspondence "Ra-Rc" Box 1008
1911-1912
13.06
LoC Correspondence "Riley - Rotherock" Box 1009
1911-1912
10.12
LoC Correspondence "S" Box 1009
1912-1928
10.13
LoC Correspondence "T" Box 1009
1911-1912
13.07
LoC Correspondence "W-Z" Box 1009
1912
10.14
LoC Correspondence
1896-1937
10.15
Correspondence
2004-2006
10.16
Correspondence
1896-1945
10.17
General Reference Article Excerpts
1998
10.18
National Forest Commission of 1896-1897
2005
10.19
National Forest Landscape Architects in Region 6
circa 2010
10.20
"The Forest Guardian" Gifford Pinchot, National Forester and Head of the Conservation Commission by Day Allen Willey
1909
10.21
Report on Examination of the Forest Reserves - Gifford Pinchot
March 1898
10.22
Report and Journal on Forest Reserves
1898-1986
10.23
Letters from Region 6 (Pacific North West) Forest Service Employees to Gifford Pinchot
Letters compiled by Gerald Williams from Library of Congress Pinchot correspondence, particularly of Forest Service employees in Oregon and Washington. Includes letters spanning from 1898 to 1940.
1988
11.01
Inventory of the Gifford Pinchot Collection
1988-2004
11.02
Pinchot Institute
1963-1993
11.03
News Articles on Pinchot and Forest Reserves
1899-1910
11.04 -11.07
Pinchot Collection - Narratives for Region 6
Four folders.
1898-1985
11.08-09
Pinchot Institute French Pete
Two folders.
1957-1993
11.10
Gifford Pinchot Political Cartoons
1909-1910
11.11
Transcript of Radio Address by Gifford Pinchot
1940
13.08
Receipt - Partridge, Pinchot, and Warren
1859
11.12
Taft Papers - LoC
1909-1911
13.09
Tennis Cabinet Membership Certificate endorsed by Theodore Roosevelt
1909
11.13
Forest Service Organizational Directories and Services
1908-2000
11.14
Photographs held by the National Archives and the Library of Congress
Contains lists of Pinchot photographs held by the National Archives as well as photocopies of photos from the Library of Congress Gifford Pinchot Papers.
circa. 1990
11.15-17
Binder of Pinchot Photographs, Ephemera, and Publications
85 photos; 3 folders
1920-1980
37.01
Collier's: The National Weekly Ballinger Controversy
1910
37.02
Pinchot Certificate
1897

Series 13:  Publications - Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve from 1885-1912, 1889-2007Return to Top

Series 13 includes Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve: As Found in the Letters of William G. Steel, John B. Waldo, and Others Supplemented by Newspapers, Magazines, and Official Reports 1885-1912, compiled by Williams and Stephen R. Mark of Crater Lake National Park and issued in 1995 by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Crater Lake National Park. This compilation consists of typescripts of historical documents assembled from multiple repositories and sources and includes a brief introduction and index; a limited number of copies were produced. The focus of this book is the earliest history of the six national forests on the crest of the Oregon Cascade Range. Its documentation shows the proponents and opponents of national forests, and their efforts to create and keep public forests in Oregon. Congress and President Benjamin Harrison enacted the Forest Reserve Act in March 1891. Forest reserves in Oregon were established in 1892-1893. For more information about the establishment of the Cascade Forest Reserve, see the Oregon Encyclopedia article written by Williams. The material found in this series used to create this book includes interviews and biographies of pioneers, politicians, environmentalists, and foresters as well as correspondence, reports, journal articles, and newspaper articles on forestry, history and forestry communities.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11.18
Publication: Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve from 1885-1912
1995
14.01-14.04
Book: Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve
Four Folders
1995
14.05-14.06
Book: Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve
Up to page 593 (2 folders)
1995
14.07
Reference Materials: Papers, Speech, Decisions on Public Land Laws and Forest Reserves
1903-1980
14.08
Reference Material: Newspaper Articles, Oregon Land Frauds
1897-1984
14.09
Reference Report: Biennial Report of the "State Land Agent" to the Governor of Oregon
1898-1909
14.10
Reference Material: Articles, Papers on Oregon Land Fraud
1949-1988
14.11
Reference Material: Land Applications and Permits
1913-1955
14.12
Reference Materials: History of Willamette National Forest Hot Springs
1894-1989
14.13
Reference Material: Interview for George C. Carroll
1968
14.14
Reference Material: Diary Book 1-4 of Addie L. Morris, Ranger-Cascade Ranger Research
1905
14.15
Reference Material: Fish Lake: Historical Information
1964
14.16
Research Material: Fourth Proclamation Cascade Forest Reserve
1907
14.17
Reference Materials: Historical Information on Oregon Central Military Road and Routes of Travel in Cascade Range
1903-1928
14.18
Reference Materials: Report and Studies on French Pete Creek Drainage Management
1971-1973
14.19
Roy W. Temple Photographs List
undated
14.20
Reference Material: Records and Information on Umpqua National Forest
1981
14.21
Reference Material: Cascadia Range District
1937-1970
14.22
Reference Material: Biographies, Articles, Correspondence on Forest Rangers and Forest Ranger System
1898-1970
15.01
Reference Material: Letters, documents, and correspondence Addie L. Morris
1899-1905
15.02
Papers on John Mitchell Short Biography of Hon. Binger Herman
1889-1988
15.03
Reference Materials: Interviews of Raymond Engels - District Ranger, McKenzie Ranger District
1977
15.04
Photos
3 photos
circa 1964-1990s
15.05
Reference Materials: Interview of Martha Belknap
1967-1981
15.06
Reference Materials: Corley B. McFarland
1926-1956
15.07
Reference Materials: Mr. Charles E. Roberts
1938
15.08
Reference Material: Correspondence- Lawrence Rakestraw
1953-1987
15.09
Reference Material: Personal Records, Papers and Documents
1948-1982
15.10
Reference Material: Correspondence on Forestry Rakestraw
1896-1906
15.11
Lawrence Rakestraw - Correspondence
1958-1990
15.12
Correspondence: Gerald W. Williams
1989-2007
15.13
Lawrence Rakestraw - Correspondence, Reference Materials on the History of the Willamette National Forest
1986-1992
15.14
Reference Materials: Articles, journals, reports, papers of state and private forests
1958-2006
15.15
Reference Material: Research Projects on Research Natural Areas in the Pacific Northwest
1985
15.16
Reference Materials News Articles on Land Policies and Forest Reserves
1890-1909
15.17
Reference Materials: Oregon Forestry Association Constitution
1896
15.18
Reference Material: Proceedings and Fact Figures on Forests and Forestry in the USA
1896-1897
15.19
Reference Materials: History, Reports, and Reference Materials on Forest Reserves
1897-1903
15.20
Research Material: Articles, Papers on Forestry and Forest Reserves in Oregon and Washington
1891-1905
15.21
Reference Material: The Journal of the House of the 24th Legislative Assembly of The State of Oregon
1897-1907
15.22
Reference Material: Papers by John Minto and J. Fred McClain
1955-1968
15.23
Correspondence about Reference Material on Cascade Range Forest Research
1897-1912
15.24
Reference Materials
1988-2005
16.01-2
Reference Material: Petitions, letters, records, and journals on Crater Lake and Cascade Range Forest Reserve
1884-1903
16.03
Reference Materials: Newspaper Articles on Cascade Range Forest Reserve
1891-1896
16.04
Reference Materials: Newspaper Articles on Cascade Range Forest Reserve
1899-1921
16.05
Reference Material Administrative History Lake National Park Oregon
circa 1900
16.06
Reference Material: Breitenbush Hot Springs
1907-1988
16.07
Reference Materials: Reports and Interview on Oakridge and West Fir Communities
1935
16.08
Reference Materials: Forest Descriptions of The Northern Sierras
undated
16.09
Reference Materials: Oregon Mining Districts
1938-1988
16.10
Reference Material: Origin and History of Landmarks in Oregon
1922-1982

Series 14:  Publications - USDA Forest Service - The First Century, 2000Return to Top

Series 14 consists of 3 copies of The USDA Forest Service – The First Century published in 2000 by the United States Department of Agriculture as FS-650. A 2005 centennial commemorative edition of the publication is available online.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16.11
USDA Forest Service - The First Century
2000

Series 15:  Publications - The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands, 1892-2013Return to Top

Series 15 includes Williams’ book The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands, published in 2007 by the Greenwood Publishing Group, and material related to its creation. These materials include manuscripts, photographs published in the book, correspondence, and assembled reference materials. The reference materials include a complete copy of “Seeing the Forest Service for the Trees: A Survey of Proposals for Changing National Forest Policy” by S.A.D Puter (1908), journal articles, newsletters, papers, reports, articles from the Oregonian, and flyers and brochures. This book covers significant controversies and changes that have happened through the Forest Service’s history including conflicts with the National Park Service, timber management including the practice of clearcutting, ecosystem management, fish and wildlife management, roadless areas, and mining.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16.12
Publication: Book The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands
2007
16.13
Manuscripts: Bibliography and Notes
circa 2007
16.14
Correspondence
2007-2008
16.15
Correspondence E-mail and Memos
2001-2009
16.16
Photographs
37 photographs, 6 slides (2 color, 4 black and white)
circa 1900-1985
16.17
Photographs
46 photographs
circa 1900-1985
16.18 - 17.01
"Looters of the Public Domain" by S.A.D. Puter
2 folders
1908
17.02
"Indian Land Cession in the U.S."
1895
17.03
Reference Materials: Articles- History, Journals
1940-1975
17.04
Reference Materials: "Seeing the Forest Service for the Trees: A survey of Proposals for Changing National Forest Policy
2000
17.05
Reference Materials: Book Summaries
2001-2008
17.06
Reference Materials: Journals, Papers, Reports
1984-2008
17.07
Reference Materials: Newsletters and Factsheets
1952-2007
17.08
Reference Materials: Publications
1968-2008
17.09
Reference Materials: Land Laws, Land Ownership
1954-2001
17.10
Reference Materials: Testimony and Hearing Summary on Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health
2001
17.11
Reference Materials: Article, News and Interviews
1906-2007
17.12
Reference Materials: Articles on Forestry from "Journal of Forestry"
1929-1946
17.13
Reference Materials: Papers Related to New Zealand Forestry
1990-2001
17.14
Reference Materials: Human Dimensions Ecosystem Management and Related Papers
1994-1997
17.15
Reference Materials: Old Smokey e-notes and e-forums
2011-2015
17.16
Reference Materials: Reports/Papers on Federal Land/Forest and Management
1919-2013
17.17
Reference Materials: Organic Act 1987
1977-1997
17.18
Reference Materials
1961-2005
17.19
Reference Materials: Report of the Secretary of Interior
1895-1897
17.20
Reference Material: "Statues of the Sierra Nevada Final Report to Congress
March, 1977
37.03
Articles on Forestry from "Oregonian"
1900
37.04
Articles on Forestry from the "Oregonian"
1892
37.05
Articles on Forestry in "Oregonian"
1902

Series 16:  Publications - The U.S. Forest  Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, 2005-2009Return to Top

Series 16 includes Williams’ book The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, published in 2009 by the Oregon State University Press, and associated editorial and reference materials. This book emphasizes the history of management changes in Oregon and Washington forests through the Great Depression and World War II. This series includes multiple drafts and reviewers comments. Reference materials compiled by Williams include maps, journal articles, reports, brochures and Williams’ notes. Unlocking the Past was an early draft title for the book.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18.01
The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History
2009
18.02
Editing Notes/Book Review: "History of the Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest"
2005
18.03
Unlocking the Past (text)
circa 2008
18.04
Unlocking the Past
(1/2)
2008
18.05
Unlocking the Past
2/2
2008
18.06
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #1
1/3
2009
18.07
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #1
2/3
2009
18.08
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #1
3/3
2009
18.09
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #2
1/3
2009
18.10
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #2
2/3
2009
18.11
U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: A History, Draft #2
3/3
2009
18.12
Unlocking the Past/ The Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest
2007-2009
18.13
Rolf Anderson Peer Review
1/3
2007-2009
18.14
Rolf Anderson Peer Review
2/3
2007-2009
18.15
Rolf Anderson Peer Review
3/3
2007-2009
18.16
Pam Wilson Peer Review
2008
18.17
Dave Scott Peer Review
2006
18.18
Peer Review for Unlocking the Past
2008
18.19
Oregon State University Press
2009
18.20
Reference Material for "Unlocking the Past"
undated
18.21
Region 6 Oregon and Washington- History References
2006-2007

Series 17:  Publications - Assorted Publications and Manuscripts, 1933-2006Return to Top

Series 17 consists of reports, essays, manuscripts, articles, book chapters and bibliographies by Williams and materials assembled by Williams to be used as reference material. It is unknown if all of these were ever published, they were predominantly written from the late 1980s through the 2000s. Most of the materials are arranged chronologically by creation or publication date. Topics include ecosystem management, Forest Service management, human and forest interaction, economics within communities involved in forestry, biographical information for forestry employees, issues of clearcutting, forest fires and burns, documentation of Forest Service events and timelines, and information from Forest Service Regions 6, 7, 8, and 9. This series includes Williams’ PhD Dissertation: A Field Theory to Behavior Prediction (1976).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
19.01
USDA Forest Service: A Brief History
1990
19.02
A Year in Review for Pacific Northwest
1997
19.03
Forest Lookout - Ella E. Clark
1946
19.04
National Summary - Timber Sale Program, Annual Report, Fiscal Year
1995
19.05
Reference Material - Forest Camping in Oregon Directory of National Forest Camps
1952
19.06
Reference Material "A Forecast of the Forest Resource and Industry of Douglas and Lane Counties"
1963
19.07
PhD Dissertation: A Field Theory to Behavior Prediction by Gerald Williams
1976
19.08
Spectator
1977
19.09
Attitudes Perceptions of Others and Behavior: A Field Study
1977
19.10
Amazon Community Needs
1978
19.11
Community Need Assessment - Eugene, OR
1979
19.12
Using Place Name Data
1979
19.13
Place Name Research
1979
19.14
Methods of Managing Competing Vegetation - Draft
1980
19.15
Historical Cultural Resources: Sources for Obtaining Hist. info USFS PNW Region
1980
19.16
Inventory of the Panorama Photographs from Umpqua Area Lookouts
1980
19.17
Guidelines for the Identifications and Saving of Historical USFS Documents
1980
19.18
Methods of Managing Competing Vegetation Final
1981
19.19
Nitrate Based Photography: A Safety Hazard
1981
19.20
John C. Kuhns Assistant Forest Ranger
1982
19.21
Scott Wagon Road: A Reconnaissance
1982
19.22
Historic Forest Service - Periodic Publications for the Pacific Northwest Region
1983
19.23
Oregon Place Name Research: National Forests
1983
19.24
Grass Root Sources for Obtaining Historical Info and Historical Interpretation in the National Forests of the Pacific Northwest
1984
19.25
History of Social Science in the Forest Service: Reflections on the "Greatest Goal of the Greatest Number in the Long Run"
1987
19.26
Lundberg Stagehouse
1987
19.27
Book Review Steve Beckham's Douglas County History
1987
19.28
Southwest Prehistory
1988
19.29
A Partial Listing of the Types of Resources That May Be Found on National Forest Lands
1988
19.30
Controversy Over the Creation of Olympic National Park
1990
19.31
Miscellaneous Concerning Umpqua National Forest
1990-2004
19.32
An Inventory of the Known Lookout Locations in Western Oregon
1991
19.33
Changing Values and the Management of Natural Resources
1992
19.34
Forest Service Leadership Credibility Problems
1992
19.35
The French Pete Wilderness Controversy 1937-1978: A Leadership Case Study
1998
19.36
Getting Alice through the Door: Social Science and Natural Resources Management
1993
19.37
YEW EIS Chapter III, The Affected Environment Parts: Yew & People
1993
19.38
Oregon and Washington Region 6 (R-6) of the USDA Forest Service: A Brief History of the Early Days
1993
19.39
Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management
1993
19.40
The Public Historian
1993-1996
19.41
Values - Many Definitions: Meaning of Natural Resource Management
1995
19.42
Ecosystem Management and People: How to Incorporate the Human Dimension
1995
19.43
Brief Overview of Pacific Northwest History: Exploration and Fur Trade Era 1805-1869
undated
19.44
Law Enforcement in the Forest Service: A Brief Outline of the History
1996
19.45
New Perspectives, New Forestry or Biological Diversity: How did we get here?
1996
19.46
References on the USDA Forest Services and Communities
1996
19.47
Ecosystem Management: How did we get here?
1996
19.48
Logging Camps: A Forest History Society Bibliography
1996
19.49
A History of Human Dimension Research in the Forest Service
1996
19.50
Integrating Social Science and Ecosystem Management: A National Challenge - Proceedings of the Conference
1997
19.51
The Property Rights Movement or The Sagebrush Rebellion Revisited: A Series of Analyses from Around the Country
1997
19.52
Social Science Research in the Forest Service: An Increasing Emphasis
1997
19.53
Creation of Wilderness in the Pacific Northwest: The Controversy Expands
1997
19.54
Biographical Information about the USDA Forest Service Chiefs (Foresters) 1905-Present
1997
19.55
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region: Regional Foresters 1908-Present
1997
19.56
The Beginning Era of the USDA Forest Service 1873
1998
19.57
Howard Clinton Zahniser
1998
19.58
John Muir - References
1998
19.59
References about the White Mountain National Forest
1998
19.60
References about Robert Stuart Young
1998
19.61
Aircraft Warning Service in WWII
1998
19.62
ICBEMP Community Assessment Social and Economic Effects
1998
19.63
Resources for Understanding the Impacts of Sawmill Closures on People and Communities
1998
19.64
Criteria and Indicators for Conservation and Sustainable Management and The Montreal Process: What it means for R-6 Oregon and Washington
1998
19.65
References Concerning the USDA Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
1998
19.66
Ecosystems and People: Social Cultural Approaches and Methods
1998
19.67
Economic and Social Conditions of Communities
1998
19.68
Ecosystem Management: Putting the People Back In
1998
19.69
Where We're Going, Where We've Been: Social Aspects of Ecosystem Management
1998
19.70
References about Forest Service Culture and Organization
1998
19.71
Controversy Over Clearcutting
1998
19.72
Clear Cutting References
1998
19.73
References for Tillamook Fires 1930s and National Forests in Northern Cascade Range of Washington State
1998
19.74
USDA Forest Service Regions 7, 8, and 9
1999
19.75
Forest and Wildlife Science in America: A History
1999
20.01
The Fur Trade Era Expeditions, Exploitations and Journeys into and through the Regions of Western Oregon 1805-1869
undated
20.02
Background References on Weeks Act of 1911
1999
20.03
Significant USDA Forest Service Events by Time Period
1999
20.04
Establishment and Modification of the National Forests in the PCNW Region 1892-Present
1999
20.05
Forest Service - Recreation References
1999
20.06
The Forest Service in 1905: Change in Management of Forest Reserves and Name Change
1999
20.07
Forest Ranger Recruitment in 1905
1999
20.08
USDA Forest Service First Century
1999
20.09
The Wilderness Controversy
2000
20.10
The Timber Famine of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
2000
20.11
Forest Service History Topics: Potential Study Areas for Research
2000
20.12
USDA Forest Service Office of Communications: 125 Years of Information and Education
2000
20.13
The USDA Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest: Major Political and Social Controversies between 1891-1945
1998
20.14
Forest Service and Fire References
2000
20.15
Bibliographic References on the Property Rights Movement
2000
20.16
Fire Management Today
2000
20.17
USDA Forest Service in Difficult Times: It Hasn't Been Easy
2000
20.18
USDA Forest Service Long Time Leader in Federal Forest Planning
2001
20.19
Southwest Region (R-5) References
2001
20.20
Crossing the Divide: Forest Service Milestones in the 1990s
2001
20.21
Wilderness Act and the Roadless Area Reviews
2001
20.22
USDA Forest Service and Revenue Sharing with States 1905-2001
2001
20.23
Community Stability and the Forest Service
2001
20.24
Forest Service Organization and Reorganization: Past to Present
2001
20.25
Future of the National Forests and the USDA Forest Service
2002
20.26
Wilderness Acts by Year - Administration
2002
20.27
Ed Pulaski - A Biography
2002
20.28
The Multiple Use - Sustained Yield Act of 1960
2002
20.29
Women in the Forest Service: Early Historical Accounts
2002
20.30
National Monuments and the Forest Service
2002
20.31
Directory Social Science Research and Development USDA Forest Service
20.32
History of Gypsy Moth Infestation and Control Efforts
2002
20.33
Arthur H. Carhart 1892-1978
2002
20.34
Stories and Quotes from Forest Service History Files
2003
20.35
Aldo Leopold 1887-1948
2003
20.36
Private Property to Public Property: The Beginnings of the National Forests in the South
2003
20.37
Forest Service Timber Sales and Harvest Levels
2003
20.38
Chronology of Events and People in the Development of the American Conservation/Environmental Movement 1799-2003
2003
20.39
Forest Service Badge and Patches -- Origin
2003
20.40
Fire and Declining Forest Help
2003
20.41
General History of the O and C Lands/National Forests on Military Reservations 1924-1929
2003
20.42
Camp Pinchot - Site Visit
2004
20.43
Bureau of Land Management References
2004
20.44
Forest Service Marked Tableware
2004
20.45
Balloon Bombs of WWII
2004
20.46
USDA Forest Service Uniform Buttons: Metal and Ivory Types
2004
20.47
The Last Sociologist
2004
20.48
American Forest Congress January 2-6
2004
20.49
At the Creation: The National Forest Commission of 1897
2005
20.50
USDA Forest Service's State and Private Forestry: 125 years of Cooperation with States and Private Landowners
2006
20.51
State and Private Forestry Manuscript - Drafts, Comments, Revisions
2006
20.52
Conservation During the Franklin D. Roosevelt Era
1933-1945
20.53
Short Stories
undated
20.54
Training Materials
undated
20.55
Sugar Creek
undated

Series 18:  Umpqua National Forest, 1980-1991Return to Top

Series 18 pertains to the Umpqua National Forest, in southern Oregon’s Cascade Range. It contains a draft of Williams’ report “Geographic, Social, and Historic Place Names on the Umpqua National Forest” which was written in 1981. Additionally it includes historical inventory lists for the Umpqua National Forest, compiled lists of people and resources, and a 1988 report “Umpqua National Forest Analysis of Public Comments Final Report” prepared by Gerald Williams.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20.56
Unpublished material for Umpqua National Forest
1980-1991
20.57
Published Umpqua National Forest Materials
1980-1981

Series 19:  Editorial Cartoons, 1910-2015Return to Top

Series 19 consists of editorial cartoons on forestry and environmentalism dating from 1910 to 2015 that were assembled by Williams to document public perceptions and political responses to natural resource management such as allowing controlled burns while campaigning to prevent forest fires with Smokey the Bear. Notable topics include Gifford Pinchot, the Forest Service use of controlled burns, destruction of forests, and industry interest in gaining control of resources. Williams created a presentation in the early 1990s using editorial cartoons from across the 20th century; overhead slides used in this presentation are included in this series. The majority of the cartoons are printed to size on 8x10 printer paper. Portions of these cartoons were printed directly from Cagle Blog, an internet site featuring political cartoons. Copyright for cartoons published prior to 1923 are in the public domain, while cartoons published after 1923 likely would require permission to use. There are articles about editorial cartoons, including “100+ years of Political Cartoons’ View on National Resources Management 1897-2000” by Gerald Williams.

Born-digital versions of materials in this series are available in the Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records (MSS WilliamsGElectronic).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20.58
Articles on Editorial Cartoons
Variety of authors.
1910-2004
20.59
100 plus Years of Political Cartoons' View of National Resources Management 1897-2000 by Gerald Williams
2000
20.60
Correspondence
1990-1994
20.61
Cartoon Overhead Slides
1910-1989
20.62
Editorial Cartoons
2002-2004
20.63
Editorial Cartoons
1910-2007
21.01
Editorial Cartoons
1938-1992
21.02
Editorial Cartoons
1966-2015
21.03
Editorial Cartoons
1986-2015
34.13
Political Cartoons - Cagle Blog
1993-2005

Series 20:  Pacific Northwest Forest History, 1832-2009Return to Top

Series 20 consists of a large volume of reference material assembled by Williams related to forests, the US Forest Service and affiliated organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Topics covered include fur companies in the Pacific Northwest and the Hudson Bay Co., mining, forest ranger districts, environmental concerns, logging, Mount Hood, and recreation. Willamette National Forest is represented through district histories, maps, plans, publications, news releases and articles. Region 6 (Oregon and Washington) history includes the thirty-year club, the forest service wives club, and early history. This series includes materials documenting several prominent issues during the 1990s-2000s such as illegal harvesting of Pacific yew in the forests and lawsuits pertaining to the use of power boats on Waldo Lake. The bulk of the material is made up of newsletters, reports, newspaper articles, correspondence, informational brochures, journal articles, regional office material and Williams’ notes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
21.04
Blue River Mining District
1900-1999
21.05
Blue River Mining District
1897-1982
21.06
Coburg and Willamette Forks
1979-1984
21.07
Condition of Forest in Northern Idaho - Report
undated
21.08
Correspondence about Crater Lake
1886-1925
21.09
Historical Write up of the Deschutes National Forest
1950
21.10
Oregon Counties: Douglas County WPA Interviews
1938
21.11
Duries Park
1998
21.12
Ferries and Bridges
1855-1985
21.13
Alternative Uses to Forest Lands
1988
21.14
NW Forestry in Transition
1987
21.15
Forest Reserves in the Pacific Northwest
1890-1988
21.16
Forest Reserves in the Pacific Northwest
1902-1913
21.17
Geography/Geology
1932-1985
21.18
Hatfield: Eliminating the Role of Courts in Environmental Decision Making
1991
21.19
Report of the Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture on Forestry and Arid Land Interests
1898
21.20
Report of the Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture on Forest and Arid Land Interests
1899-1903
21.21
Report of the Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture on Forest and Arid Land Interests
1903-1912
21.22
Logging
1959-1979
21.23
Fur Companies in Pacific Northwest and Hudson's Bay Co.
1849-1990
21.24
Fur Companies in Pacific Northwest and Hudson's Bay Co.
1840-1982
21.25
Fur Companies in Pacific Northwest and Hudson's Bay Co.
1832-1983
21.26
Fur Companies in Pacific Northwest and Hudson's Bay Co.
1938-1986
22.01
Furt-Wangler, Albert: "Answering Chief Seattle"
1997
22.02
Geography/Geology
1917-1982
22.03
Western Forest Insects
1895-1987
22.04
Pacific Northwest Military Way on Road Land Grants
1850-1902
22.05
Mining Stories
1891-1979
22.06
Missionaries and Churches
1898-1980
22.07
Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge
1936-1987
22.08
Navigability Reports
1934-1982
22.09
Newsletters
1970-2005
22.10
Olympia National Park
2005
22.11 - 18
Oregon History
8 folders
1882-1988
22.19
Compilation of Histories of Places in Oregon
1938-1941
22.20
Oregon Historical Society Correspondence
1989
22.21
"Oregon Oddities"
1938-1948
22.22
OSU School of Forestry Controversy
2006
22.23
Pacific Crest Trail
1920-1974
22.24
USFS Pacific Northwest Records
1903-1980
22.25
Pacific Northwest District, Region
1923-1974
23.01 - 23.03
Pacific Northwest History
3 folders
1929-2015
23.04
Publications and Articles
1893-1909
23.05
Recreation Trails
1920-1980
23.06
Recreation - guides, lodges, inns
1906-1989
23.07
Recreation - Mountains
1922-1984
23.08
Recreation - Mountains
1933-2004
23.09
Recreation Usage Group
1981-1983
23.10
Recreation
1920-1990
23.11 - 13
Pacific Northwest Reference Material
3 folders
1916-2010
23.14
USFS Region 6 Records
1925-1990
23.15
USFS Region 6 Records
1902-1965
23.16-17
USFS Region 6 Thirty Year Club
2 folders
1906-1991
23.18
USFS Region 6 Forest Service Wives Club
1978-2008
23.19
Roads and Highways
1905-1988
23.20
Siuslaw National Forest Oral History Program
1980
23.21
Timberlines - People
1988
23.22
USFS Region 6 - Timberlines
1957-1992
24.01
USFS, Region 6 Timberlines
1992
24.02
Timberlines
June 1977
24.03
Ump-sa-qua Upper Umpqua Indians Bicentennial
1976
24.04
Waldo Lake Controversy
1992-2009
24.05
Washington, Green Guard
1960-1998
24.06
Washington History
1980-1984
24.07
Water Falls
1947-1981
24.08 -10
USFS Washington Office Chiefs and Washington Office Personnel
3 folders
1933-2004
24.11
Article and Paper on Pacific Yew Theft
1991
24.12
USFS Personnel Lists and Staff Notices
1971-1987
24.13 - 24.15
USFS Reference Material
3 folders
1907-2000
24.16-17
USFS - Graphs, Maps and Tables
2 folders
1905-1981
24.18
USFS Region 6 - Early Forest Reserve Reports
1896-1905
24.19
USFS Region 6 - Early Forest Reserve Reports
1897-1904
24.20
USFS Region 6 Early History
1936-1958
24.21
USFS Region 6 Early History
1898-1991
24.22
USFS Region 6 Early Days
1918-1968
25.01 - 03
USFS Region 6 History
3 folders
1907-2009
25.04 - 06
USFS Region 6 Forestors
3 folders
1881-2008
Albert Potter's 1903 Report - Utah Forest Reserves
Includes scans of original report published in 1903.
2004
Box/Folder
25.07 - 25.10
USFS Region 6 Regional Office
1891-1992
25.11
Historical Information on Willamette National Forest
1938-1988
25.12
Comments, Surveys, and Articles on Willamette National Forest Plan
1978-1988
25.13
Willamette National Forest History - Letters, Contracts and Drafts
1981-1982
25.14
Willamette National Forest Publications
1968-1986
25.15
News Releases Willamette National Forest
1952-1985
26.01
Paper and Article on Willamette River and Waldo Lake
1961-1984
26.02-03
Willamette National Forest Ranger District Histories
2 folders
1907-1985
26.04
List of Natural Landmarks, Places of Historical Interests, Maps and Locations in Willamette National Forest Park
1937-1976
26.05
Willamette National Forest Three Sisters Wilderness
undated
26.06
History of Forest Rangers, Officers and Forest Stations in Oregon
1926-1971
map-folder
1
Cy Bingham Tree Rubbings
8 rubbings, map, and one page explanation
circa 1980s

Series 21:  US Forest History, 1854-2015Return to Top

Series 21 consists of a large volume of reference materials assembled by Williams related to forests in the United States, the US Forest Service and affiliated organizations. Much of the material was created by the US Forest Service and includes: Willamette National Forest news releases, biographical information on regional foresters, regional foresters meeting minutes, summary of data Region 6 news which pertains to Oregon and Washington, regional office material, transcripts of speeches, lecture notes, correspondence, proclamations, manuals, newspaper clippings, journal articles, Williams’ notes, documentation of environmental concerns, and publications by the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition to the material pertaining to USFS retirees in this series, more can be found in Series 26. The folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
26.07
US Forest History Acts and Titles related to Forestry, Forest and Rangeland Research
1976-2014
26.08
US Forest History Journal of Agriculture
November 1916
26.09
Book: Life in Contemporary Appalachia by Jack Weller
1965
26.10
Southern Appalachian Assessment - Summary Report
1996
26.11
Bingham City Reference Material
1902-1983
26.12
"Facts for the Chiefs Office"
2011
26.13
Benjamin Harrison - Herald Of the Modern Conservation Movement
1990
26.14
Conservation Community Economics and Newspapering: The Seattle Press & The Forest Reserves Controversy of 1897
1986
26.15
Conservation Collection of the Denver Public Library
2004
26.16
Great American Conservationists
1961
26.17
Conservation Movement - Lecture Notes
2005
26.18
Conservation through Commerce - "A Roundtable Discussion April 17, 1998"
26.19
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
1985
26.20
North East Colorado Working Landscape Trust
2001
26.21
Correspondence
1905-2001
26.22
Environmental Quality
1985
26.23
Historical Overview of the Flathead National Forest, Montana
1994
26.24
Journal of Forestry
1917-1955
26.25
Journal of Forestry
1925-1955
26.26
Journal of Forestry Articles
1929-2007
26.27
"We Present Articles from the Journal of Forestry"
1950-1952
26.28
"The Forest Directory"
1943
26.29
Thesis: Forestry Legislation in the History of Forest Reserves
1944-1999
26.30
"America's Keystone Forests" Forest Protection
2005
26.31
Forest Reserve Manual
1902
35.01
Forest Reserves and National Forests Proclamation
1903-1925
35.02
Forest Reserves and National Forests Proclamations
26.32
Forest Resources
1891-2004
26.33
Material on Forestry and Forest Service
1921-2015
26.34
Forest Service
2009
26.35
USDA Forest Service American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects
August 18, 2009
26.36
"The Forest Service in the Environmental Era"
1995
26.37
Forest Service Maps
2005
26.38
US Forest Service News
2012-2015
27.01
Related Documents on Forest Service Officers
1978-2016
27.02
Forest Service Payments to States and Counties
1997-998
27.03
Forest Service Retirees Reunion
2015-2018
27.04
Forest Service Retirees
2012-2015
27.05
Forest Service Shield & USDA Logo
2013
27.06
Forest Service Symposium Policy Studies Journals Vol. 23. no. 2
1995
27.07
"Garden and Forest" - Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art & Forestry
1893-1897
27.08
Off the Shelf Program
1993
27.09
Kisatchie National Forest
circa 1980
27.10
Land That We Love
1970
27.11
Loggers, Lumbermen and Timberland
1904-2002
27.12
Mason, Jerry - Comments of Your Inner Voice Proposal
1989
27.13
Memorabilia, Forestry arbor craft
1993-1995
27.14
Military Forests
1925
27.15
Minerals Area Management
1974
27.16
Mining Industry and the Forest Service
1933-1991
27.17
Toward a Multi Cultural Organization
1991
27.18
Forestry Article Reprints, Tear Sheets
1908-1991
27.19
Sudden Oak Death
2004
27.20
Oregon and California Lands & BLM
1916-1974
27.21
Oregon and California Lands & BLM
1937-1991
27.22
Oregon and California Lands & BLM
1937-1992
27.23
Progress Report: At the Cutting Edge
1991-1992
27.24
Railroad Preservation and Date Nails
2000-2002
27.25
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
2014
27.26
References
1895-1897
27.27
References: News Articles/Releases
1994-2004
27.28
US Forest History Reunion
2005
27.29
Reference Material on Forestry and Forest Service
1901-2001
27.30
Reference Materials
1916-2003
27.31
Reference Materials
1936-1994
27.32
Reference Materials
1908-2011
28.01
Reference Articles/Papers/Reference Material
1933-1993
28.02
References Articles
1990-2005
28.03
Reference Articles
1931-2006
28.04
References, General
1997-2004
28.05
References, General
1944-2008
28.06
References, General
1934-2005
28.07
References - Magazine Articles
1984-2008
28.08
U.S. Resettlement Administration
1935-1937
28.09
"Forest Extension in the Sierra Forest Reserve"
1904
28.10
Siskiyou National Forest
1939
28.11
Smoke Jumpers/Firefighters
1942-2015
28.12
Southwest - Forest Service, Amigos Newsletters
2003
28.13
Book: State Forest Practice Regulation
1986
28.14
Steen, Harold - The Chiefs Remember
1952-2001
28.15
US Forest History - Sustained Yield Act
1944
28.16
Timber Industry
1980-1990
28.17
Tolan Committee on Internal Migration
2002
28.18
Book on Trees - Types of Trees
undated
28.19
US Department of Agriculture
1924-2015
28.20
USDA Career Opportunities for Federal Employment
1963-1964
28.21
Ph.D The USDA Forest Service in the Environmental Era: Institutional and Programmatic Change - Robert Hrubes
1981
28.22
Guide for the USA Forest Service
2005
28.23
USDA Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigations Weekly Reports
2005
28.24
USDA and other publications
1921-2007
28.25
USDA and other publications
1964-2014
28.26
USDA and other publications
1920-2015
29.01
Vermejo Ranch
undated
29.02
Tom Vilsack Speech
2009
29.03
Wisconsin Academy Review - A Journal of Wisconsin Culture
1998
29.04
World Wildlife Fund/US Forest Service - Pilot Stewardship Project
29.05
Preservation of Forests - House of Representatives
29.06
Preservation
29.07
Notice of Forest Reservation
29.08
Forest Ranger Stuart and Lassie
29.09
Franklin Hough
1895
29.10
Articles on PCNW
1853-1885
31.01
Mosher, Edith: Founder of Environmental Education in the Forest Service
1996
31.02
O'Toole, Randal - Subsidies Anonymous Reinvented Forest Planning Process
1996-1999
31.03
Roth, Dennis
1980-2003
31.04
Congressional Research Service Clearcutting Wilderness Laws
1992
31.05
West, Terry
1989-1999
31.06
Crossing the Divide: Forest Service Milestones in 1990s
2000
31.07
Forest Service Centennial History Bibliography
1891-1991
31.08
Inventory of Boxes and Artifacts at the R-6 Warehouse at Portland, OR
1995
31.09
Nature Conservancy
circa 2000
31.10
National Forests and the Performance of the Organic Act
circa 1997
31.11
Service First: Collaboration in the Natural Resource Area
June 2011
31.12
A Brief History of the American Forest Congress
1882-1975
31.13
Quotations Re: The Forest Reserve Act and Its Historical Significance
1990
31.14
Historical Overview of Management of Scenic Beauty of our National Forests
2000
31.15
Historical Records Inventory USDA Forest Service Washington D.C.
1990
31.16
So you want to be a ranger?
2000
31.17
Federal Commitment to Forest Conservation on Private Lands
1996
31.18
Cornelia Bryce Pinchot (1881-1966)
1992
31.19
Photography for Assessing Ecosystem Change
2001
31.20
Reprints
1854-2001
31.21
Reprints
1975-2001
31.22
USFS History
Includes material from 1987 Duke Conference. Of note: Harold T. Pinkett's "First Federal Studies of Forest History"
1962-1987
31.23
USFS History
1997-2005
31.24
History of the Angeles National Forest
1945
31.25
Forest Service History Reference Materials
1948-1998
31.26
Forest Service History Reference Material
1873-1999
31.27
Forest Service History Presentation Material
1973-1999
31.28
USFS Washington Office
1926-1992
31.29
USFS Washington Office
1990-1991
31.30
USFS Washington Office
1941-1992
37.06
US Forest Service North Pacific Division - General Publications
1925
37.07
Proclamation: National Forest System Month
1991
37.08
Manufacturing Plant Data
1948-1950
37.09
Notes on Forest Service and Relevant Sources
undated
37.10
Oregon Gazetteer
circa. 1975
37.11
The Illustrated Review, West Shore, Harpers Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
1857-1918
38.01
Forest Reserves and National Forests
1906-1911

Series 22:  Oregon History, 1892-2008Return to Top

Series 22 consists of material documenting Oregon history (and to a lesser extent California and Washington) that does not pertain specifically to forestry. Topics addressed include the McCredie Springs, which is found 55 miles southeast of Eugene, as well as the Eugene and Springfield area. Material is made up of articles, pamphlets, publications, correspondence, and reports. Included in this series is a draft by Ted Cox on the history of Lincoln County.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
29.11
Economic and Sociological Analysis of 75 Counties in Oregon and Washington
Compiled by the Section of Public Relations North Pacific Region
1935
29.12
Eugene and Springfield
1949-1989
29.13
McCredie Springs
1911-1990
29.14
McCredie Springs
1938-1990
29.15
McCredie Springs
1917-1937
29.16
Pacific Southwest Region and Research Station Centennial Forum
2004-2008
29.17
Historic Oregon & California Lands, BLM lands
1895-2008
29.18
National Geographic - Oregon's Many Faces
1969
29.19
Draft from Ted Cox
Lincoln County
2004
35.03
The Pacific Monthly
1902-1905
35.04
Reminiscence of Reverend Joseph A. Hanna
1892
35.05
News Release - Establishment of Olympic National Park
1938

Series 23:  Oregon Counties History, 1884-1989Return to Top

Series 23 consists of material about several Oregon counties. The bulk of the series pertains to Lane County. Materials pertaining to Linn and Marion Counties are also included. Material focuses on the history of these counties in the 19th century through most of the 20th century. Material is made up of academic articles, drafts sent to Williams, and a large collection of newspaper clippings. Williams' notes are interspersed throughout.

Material on Lane County includes sparsely completed forms created to collection information on different places in Lane County. Lane County material also includes Illustrated History - Lane County Oregon, published by A.G. Walling in 1884.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
29.20
Lane County
1958-1986
29.21
Lane County History
1909-1986
29.22 - 29.23
Illustrated History of Lane County
1884
29.24
Lane County
1926-1983
29.25
Lane County History
1925-1989
29.26 - 29.28
Lane County Places Names and Origin
1889-1982
29.29
Lane County Newspapers
1982-1989
29.30
Linn County History
1987-1989
29.31
Marion County History
1978-1980

Series 24:  Forest Fires, 1895-2008Return to Top

Series 24 contains reference material about forest fires. The material discusses fire as a controlled management and restoration tool in forestry, research on forest fires, and uncontrolled wildfires. The material is made up of articles, both professional and popular, as well as reports. Of special note is a special edition of “The American Weekly” newspaper created with the United States Forest Service with art by Willy Pogany in 1942.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
29.32
Forest Fires Publication: "The Sierra Ranger: Forest Fire Number"
1912
30.01-30.02
Article Reprints on Wildfire Management and related document on Forest Fires
Dates of material not continuous. 1895, and 2002-2008.
1895-2008
30.03
Articles, Papers, Reference Material on Forest Fires
1977-2003
30.04
Articles: Forest Fires
1965-1989
30.05
National Geographic / Whole Earth
Magazines. National Geographic 1968 issue, Whole Earth 1999 issue.
1968-1999
30.06
Reference Material
Fire and the Changing Land - 1992. From Tillamook Burn to Tillamook State Forest 1983. Fire Behavior in the Wildland-Urban Interface, circa early 1990s.
1983-1992
30.07
Annual Fire Report
1986-1989
30.08
Fire Management
1976-2006
30.09
Great Forest Fires of America
1936
30.10
The Gisborne Era of Forest Fire Research
1983
30.11
Integration of Wildland Fire Management into Land Management Planning
1997
30.12
Safe Practices Under Blowup Conditions
1957
30.13
The Use of Fires in Forest Restoration
1996
38.02
The American Weekly
"Strike Down This Monster!"
1942

Series 25:  Reference Biographical Materials, 1909-2005Return to Top

Series 25 consists of biographical information on significant individuals in forestry. Material types include interview transcripts, articles about the individuals, and articles and reports written by them. Oral histories for many of the individuals in this series are available in Series 10.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
30.14
Wiesendanger, Albert - US Forest Service 39 Years
1909-1948
30.15
The Biltmore Immortals
1953
30.16
Biographical Interviews
undated
30.17
Biographical Forest Service Officers, Rangers, Foresters
1951-1989
30.18
Illustrations - Whitman
undated
30.19
Forest Service Memoirs: G. Blake, A. Briem, J.R. Bruckhart, W. Osborne
1910-1980
30.20
Sirmon, Jeff M. , Interview with, 1993.
30.21
Belknap, Martha
30.22
Carthart, Arthur
1919-2002
30.23 - 30.24
Carthart, Arthur
2005
30.25
Chriswell, Harold C. Memoirs
1933-1971
30.26
Cliff, Edward Biography and Oral History
1981
30.27
Cliff, Ed "Recollections of his time as Forest Supervisor"
1980
30.28
DeBloois, Evan, Research Notes
circa 1991
30.29
Kreutzer, William R.
1898-1994
30.30
Leopold, Aldo
1938-2000
30.31
Larso, Geraldine
1985
30.32
Marshall, Robert
1939-1976
30.33
Worthington, Richard E. - Interview
1984

Series 26:  General Reference Materials, 1889-2016Return to Top

Series 26 consists of general reference materials that Williams accumulated through his studies. The material spans across the 20th century and reflects the breadth of Williams’ interests and reach into the larger forestry community. While many of the materials pertain to the Pacific Northwest, the series includes materials on other regions of the United States, of national scope, and pertaining to international forestry. Topics include government and military interactions with the Forest Service, greater outdoor projects within or adjacent to Forest Service projects, wildlife concerns, and many reports and research related to Williams’ interests. This series includes a variety of material types including correspondence, reprinted articles, brochures, pamphlets, ephemera and a plethora of newspaper clippings. A portion of the newspaper clippings are copies of early 20th century newspaper articles.

Of special interest are materials documenting the records of the Forest Service held by the National Archives; forms used to document historical records, sites, and structure; documents pertaining to Forest Service retirees and a 1967 article by Harold T. Pinkett published in the American Archivist.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
32.01
National Forest Homeowners
2007-2016
32.02
Forest Branch in British Columbia
1919-1997
32.03
River Logging
1888-1989
32.04
Forest Service Retirees
2014
1: Retirees Open House Flyer
2003
Box/Folder
32.05
National Forest Landscape Management
1987
32.06
History of the USDA Forest Service (with special reference to Region 6 - Pacific Northwest)
undated
32.07
USDA Forest Service Strategic Plan
2000
32.08
History of the Willamette National Forest Rakestraw
circa 1990s
32.09
"A Great and Unnecessary Undertaking" - Forest Service History
undated
32.10
Our Forests What They Are and What They Mean to Us
1933-1940
32.11
Forestry Handbook for California
1937
32.12
The Work of the US Forest Service
1938
32.13
Living and Forest Lands
1940
32.14
Program for the National Forests
1959
32.15
Forestry and Permanent Prosperity
1939
32.16
Umpqua National Forest - References
1988
32.17
USDA Forest Service History Program
1982
32.19
Forest Naturalists on Land and Sea
1995
32.20
Use of National Forests
1905-1907
32.21
Leadership in the Forest Service: Thoughts from the R-6 Parasoc Network
1991
32.22
Forest Ecosystem Management
1993
32.23
The Allegheny Hardwood Forests of Pennsylvania
1975
32.24
Timber Management Plans on the National Forests
1950
32.25
The Allegheny Hardwood Forests of Pennsylvania
1975
32.26
Guard Handbook
1933
32.27
Guide to Records of the Forest Service
2004
32.28
International Forestry
1 of 3
1961-1993
32.29
International Forestry
2 of 3
1961-1993
32.30
International Forestry
3 of 3
1961-1993
32.31
Manuscript: "The History of The West Boundary District and Adjacent Forest Communities
1937
32.32
History of State and Private Forestry - Draft
2005
32.33
Annotated Bibliography for Forest Service Programs
1986
32.34
"What is this White Pine Blister Rust?"
1941
32.35
Preventive Fires
1989
32.36
Timber Harvest Region Totals
2007
32.37
Historical Records and Sites Forms
1980
32.38
Woodsy Owl
1997-1998
32.39
Juvenile Civilian Conservation Center
1982-1986
32.40
Juvenile Conservation Corps
1977-1983
32.41
Forest Service Botanist
undated
32.42
"Sustain the People's Lands"
1999
32.43
A Framework for Ecosystem Management in Interior Columbia Basin
1996
32.44
Adaptive Management of Natural Resources Theory, Concepts and Management Institutions
circa 2001
32.45
Heather Murphy Wildlife Biologist and Artist
2003
32.46
Integrating Social Science and Ecosystem Management: A National Challenge
1995
32.47
Historical Perspective on Northern Spotted Owl Management
undated
32.48
Fisheries
1982-2004
33.01
Fish and Wildlife
1919-1969
33.02
Campground - Waste Disposal
1932
33.03
Forest Ranger Poetry
1908-1938
33.04
Forest Service Date Nails
1992-2002
33.05
Forest Service Today
2003
33.06
Science Findings
circa 2003
33.07
Science Update
2003
33.08
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Publication
2005
33.09
Heli - Stat
1982-2005
33.10
Aircraft Warning Service - "Eyes Aloft"
1943-2007
33.11
National Historic Trails
1984-1989
map-folder
2
Jedadiah Smith National Historical Trail Study Maps
4 sheets
1984
Box/Folder
33.12
Oregon History
1912-2007
33.13
Mount Saint Helens
1980-2008
33.14
Catalog for Hand Planting Tools
1982
33.15
Material from Denver Public Library
circa 2004
33.16
Recreation Site Planning - Tweed, William
1980
33.17
Trip of 1860 McClung
1989
33.18
Publication: The Life of the Five Nations (Washington State)
1908
33.19
Roadless Areas: The Next Strategic Step
1903-2004
33.20
Publications - Ethnology
1932
33.21
Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good
1997
33.22
The Quarterly Journal of the Great War Society
2004
33.23
American Society Conference for Environmental Historians
2003
33.24
Maps and Auroral Activity
2001-2002
33.25
Report on "Sagebrush Rebellion Analysis"
1980-2002
33.26
Celilo Falls Project
2010
33.27
Military Influences on Washington History
1985
33.28
Harry E. Burke and John M. Miller Pioneers in Western Entomology
2005
33.29
Progressive Era
2004
33.30
National Progressive Convention
1912
33.31
Ozark - Ouachita Highlands Assessment
1999
33.32
National Geographic Magazine
1920
33.33
Social Impact Analysis NEPA Challenge for the 90s
1993
33.34
Report of the National Tribal Relations Program Implementation Team
2003
33.35
Adaptive Management Areas Project
1991-2002
33.36
Adaptive Management Areas Project
2002
33.37
Hispanic Leadership Program in Agriculture and Natural Resources
2005
33.38
Human Dimensions Social Science Research
1995-1998
33.39
USDA Forest Service A Book Proposed - Williams
2005
33.40
In The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Trial Division
1982
33.41
Selective Preservation of General Correspondence - Harold T. Pinkett
1967
33.43
Cutout Pages from Books and Programs
1843-2001
34.01
Pamphlets, Brochure, and Ephemera
1986-2006
34.02
Pamphlets, Brochures and Ephemera
2000-2005
34.03
Pamphlets, Brochures and Ephemera
1926-2005
34.04
Newspaper/Article Clippings
1974-2005
34.05
Newspaper Clippings
1901-2001
34.06
Newspaper Clippings
1991-2008
34.07
Newspaper Clippings
1889-2002
34.08
Newspaper Clippings
1990-2002
34.09
Newspaper Clippings
1964-2012
34.10
Newspaper Clippings on the University of Oregon Historical Topics
1970-1998
34.11
Historical Newspapers
1899-1930
34.12
News Releases
1986-2005
35.06
Land Grants
1915-1916
35.07
Wiesendanger, Albert K - Research material for

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest fires--Oregon--Prevention and control.
  • Forest fires--Washington (State)--Prevention and control.
  • Forest management--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Forest policy--United States--History.
  • Forest reserves--Oregon.
  • Forest reserves--Oregon--Umpqua National Forest.
  • Forest reserves--Oregon--Willamette National Forest.
  • Forests and forestry.
  • Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Logging--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Wildfires--United States--Prevention and control.
  • Women in forestry.
  • Personal Names :
  • Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
  • Steel, W.G. (William Gladstone)
  • Waldo, John B. (John Breckenridge), 1844-1907.
  • Williams, Gerald W.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region.
  • United States. Forest Service--Employees.
  • United States. Forest Service--History.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lane County (Or.)--History.
  • McKenzie River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Born digital.
  • Cartoons (humorous images)
  • Film negatives.
  • Maps (documents)
  • Oral histories (literary works)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mark, Stephen R. (creator)
    • Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 (creator)
    • Waldo, John B. (John Breckenridge), 1844-1907. (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Forest Service. (creator)