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Louis Linden Madsen Papers, 1956-1973

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Madsen, Louis Linden
Title
Louis Linden Madsen Papers
Dates
1956-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 containers., (5 linear feet of shelf space.), (1750 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 397
Summary
Minutes, agendas, reports, resolutions, proposals, land and timber appraisals, correspondence and other papers relating to the monthly meetings of the Board of Natural Resources. Principal correspondents include Governors Albert Rosellini and Dan Evans, and Commissioner of Public Lands Bert Cole.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library 5610
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Louis Linden Madsen was born in Salt Lake City in 1907, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Utah State Agricultural College in 1930, and went on to obtain his Doctorate from Cornell University in 1934. On July 1, 1955 he became the Director of the Washington State University Institute of Agricultural Science which, in 1965, was renamed the College of Agriculture. He retired from W.S.U. as Dean Emeritus in 1973. His papers, however, concern his tenure as a member of the Washington State Board of Natural Resources.

In 1957 the state of Washington enacted House Bill No. 68 which stipulated the creation of the Department of Natural Resources and its executive body, the Board of Natural Resources. This law also designated the board members as the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner of Public Lands, the Dean of the College of Forestry of the University of Washington, and the Dean or Director of the School of Agriculture of W.S.U. Dr. Madsen sat on the board from 1957 to 1973. The Board held its first meeting April 1, 1957 and, by law, chose the head of the Department of Natural Resources. The department, under the direction of the board, abolished and consolidated the functions of: the Board of State Land Commissioners; the Forestry Board; the Sustained-Yield Forest Committee; and others. The board itself exclusively controls and supervises the department and all public lands, including their use, lease, exchange, acquisition, sale, timber production, minerals, and other valuable materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 397, Louis Linden Madsen Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Subject FileReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Battelle: Log Export
9 items.
November 30, 1964-March 1965
1 2
Blake Island
22 items.
September 4, 1958-August 10, 1959
1 3
Chermes Program
9 items.
August 26, 1957-November 4, 1958
1 4
Colockum Creek Research Area
55 items.
April 24, 1960- December 18, 1962
1 5
European Pine Shoot Moth
32 items.
June 10, 1960-June 6, 1962
1 6
Forest Roads
1 item.
July-August 1967
1 7
Forest Roads: Baker Report
13 items.
May 3, 1960-March 14, 1961
1 8
Fransen vs. Board
15 items.
February 18, 1965-January 19, 1966
1 9
Harbor Line Commission
15 items.
July 14, 1960-September 6, 1967
1 10
Hemlock Looper
12 items.
February 15, 1963-June 10, 1963
1 11
Legislative Bills: Department of Natural Resources
13 items.
January 18, 1957-May 7, 1957
1 12
Publications: Department of Natural Resources
10 items.
January 10, 1958-April 21, 1960
1 13
Red Lake Exchange
24 items.
July 7, 1960-December 13, 1960
1 14
University Grant Land Appraisals
7 items.
February 24, 1965-March 9, 1965
1 15
Western States Land Commission Association
16 items.
March 24, 1961-August 24, 1961
1 16
Yocolt Honor Camp
4 items.
January 28, 1958-February 3, 1958

Series 2: Chronological FileReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 17-26
125 items.
November 8, 1956-March 5, 1965
2 27-56
415 items.
January 27, 1965-May 9, 1967
3 57-78
305 items.
May 26, 1967-May 1, 1969
4 79-108
340 items.
April 6, 1969-January 27, 1971
5 109-133
315 items.
January 20, 1971-March 20, 1973