Rudo L. Fromme papers, 1905-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fromme, Rudo L.
Title
Rudo L. Fromme papers
Dates
1905-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
circa .28 cubic foot
Collection Number
1999
Summary
Memoir of a forester regarding his service, photographs, photo album and correspondence
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Rudo Lorenzo Fromme (1882-1973) worked for the National Forest Service in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, for 37 years. He was a Forest Service Superintendent in the Olympic National Forest from 1911-1926. Fromme was born July 10, 1882, in Saint Paris, Ohio, to Frank W. and Stella L. (neé Riker) Fromme. He attended Purdue University and Ohio State University. He earned a Master's Degree from the Yale School of Forestry in 1906 and married Ruby Ellen Gowanlock on May 20, 1908. Fromme worked in forestry in Idaho, California, Oregon, and Washington, with the majority of his career in the Olympic National Forest, Washington. Fromme retired from the Forest Service in 1943 and embarked on a new career, doing make-up for stage performances in Pomona, Claremont, and LaVerne, California, until his second retirement in 1965. In 1932 Fromme married Eleanor Louise Banks and the couple lived in Maple Valley, Washington. Fromme died in a nursing home on August 19, 1973 and is buried in Mountain Crest Memorial Park in Enumclaw, Washington. Mount Fromme, near Mount Claywood and Mount Sentinel, was named in 1920 by a mountaineering party for Superintendent Fromme.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1999-001: Rudo L. Fromme article, circa 1972Return to Top

30 pages

Scope and Content: Xerox copy of printed article, "My Forest Service Memoirs."

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harold Engles, 8/29/1972.

Description
Rudo L. Fromme article

Accession No. 1999-002: Rudo L. Fromme papers, 1909-1970Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, photographs, photo album, and includes writings of Fromme and others.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Rudo L. Fromme, 1/1/1974.

Description
Rudo L. Fromme papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Foresters--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Fromme, Rudo L.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mt. Baker National Forest (Agency : U.S.)
  • Olympic National Forest (Agency : U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Mount Baker National Forest (Wash.)
  • Olympic National Park (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bryan, W. D (creator)
    • Floe, Sanford (creator)
    • Langille, H. D. (Harold Douglas), 1874-1954 (creator)
    • McGuire, C. C (creator)
    • Merritt, M. L (creator)
    • Thompson, Thomas G. (Thomas Gordon), 1888-1961 (creator)
    • Weigle, William G (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • North Cascades History Project (creator)