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Forestry Extension Records, 1933-1990

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Extension Forestry Program.
Title
Forestry Extension Records
Dates
1933-1990 (inclusive)
1958-1969 (bulk)
Quantity
3.5 cubic ft.
Collection Number
RG 103
Summary
The Forestry Extension Records document the educational programs and research projects pertaining to forests and forestry, logging, water quality, and recreational land use in Oregon, primarily during the 1950s and 1960s.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & 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
Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Although the OSU Extension Service dates to 1911, not until 1944 was a farm forestry project initiated within Extension. In the late 1940s, the Extension Service added two foresters to the central staff at OSU. By the early 1980s, the Extension Forestry program included ten county agents and eight central staff forestry specialists, and was administered by the College of Forestry. Charles Ross served as Extension Forester from 1946 to 1970.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Of note are series I-IV, and X. Series I includes circular letters, general correspondence and correspondence between the Extension Forester and the Director of the Extension Service, as well as the County Extension Agents. Other correspondence files pertain to agencies outside the University and are organized by subject such as private forestry organizations and extension service agencies in other states. Of special interest in the correspondence, particularly in the letters of Charles Ross, are references to the issue of national population control and growth. Series II pertains to educational programs administered by Forestry Extension such as short courses and forest conservation tours for school children.

Series III documents several research projects undertaken by Forestry Extension from the 1960s through the 1980s. Several projects concern the impact of forests and lumbering upon streams and rivers; one major project pertains to the Alsea Basin. Series IV includes general information on forest related topics such as camping and the outdoors, sawmills and lumbering equipment, and forestation. Series V is a 1986 survey summary pertaining to the effectiveness of Forestry Extension programs in Oregon. Series VI is a biographical sketch of North Carolina extension forester Robert W. Graeber. Series VII consists of monthly field reports of Oregon extension work recorded by Extension Forestry Specialist Charles Ross.

Series VIII contains correspondence, a report, and returned questionnaires relating to the development by the Extension Service of contract services for woodland properties. Series IX consists of situation studies primarily addressing options in land use including forestry co-ops and recreational use of private farm and woodlands. Series X covers program planning topics such as a long range farm forestry plan and includes county planning council recommendations, group process guides, and plan of work reports. Series XI contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the informational role of extension agents and forestry education in secondary schools.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Forestry Extension Records (RG 103), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1962-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Circular letters
1963-1970
1
County agents
1962-1970
1
Extension Service-other states
1966-1970
1
General correspondence
1962-1968
2
General correspondence
1968-1975
2
Kolmer, Lee, correspondence
1971-1973
2
Miscellaneous Federal agencies
1967-1969
2
OSU Extension
1962-1969
2
OSU-other than extension
1963-1969
2
Private Forestry Organizations
1967-1969
2
Ross, Charles
1967-1968
2
Ross, Charles, Population control and growth
1968

Series II:  Educational Programs, 1957-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
School Forest Conservation Tours
Box
2
General information
1960-1978
2
Correspondence
1961-1963
2
County Tour preparation (includes three photographs)
1961-1963
2
Teachers' helps
1961-1962
2
Teachers suggested follow-up activities
ca. 1961-1962
2
Teacher surveys and county evaluations
1958-1963
2
Ideas for tour improvement
1960-1963
2
Idea book materials and final copy (includes two photographs)
1961
2
Statewide handbook
1961-1963
2
Data for handbook revision
1964
2
Washington state student conservation handbooks
1959-1961
2
Publications, handbooks
Box
2
Oregon coast region
1960-1969
2
Western Oregon region
1961-1969
2
Eastern Oregon region
1960-1969
2
Non-Oregon region
1959-1960
2
Short courses
1971-1975
2
Other short OSU programs
1973
Educational materials
Box
3
Miscellaneous
1957-1962
3
American Forest Products Industries, Inc., educational packet
1962

Series III:  Research Projects, 1959-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Water Resources Research Institute
Box
3
Annual Reports, and related data
1964-1970
3
Seminars
1967
Proposals
Box
3
" Feasibility of Irrigating Forest Stands"
1968
3
" Physiological Effects of Irrigating Forest Trees"
1969
Water quality-Alsea Basin Study
Box
3
Watershed Grant applications to Public Health Service, correspondence
1962-1968
3
Annual Reports
1966-1967
3
" Studies on Effects of Watershed Practices on Streams" , project number 13010EGA, Alsea Watershed Report, Quarterly Progress Reports, correspondence
1969-1970
3
Research agreements
1959-1966
3
Research budgets
1966-1969
3
Equipment
1965
3
Work schedules
1966
Box
3
Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement (COPE) Program
3
Annual and Progress Reports
1987-1989
3
Advisory Council Meetings
1986-1987
Box
3
Forestry Intensified Research (FIR) Program, Annual and Progress
Box
3
Reports
1987-1990

Series IV:  Informational Files, 1933-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Forestry
Box
3
Economics, miscellaneous
1945-1968
Equipment
Box
3
Planting
1944-1962
3
Sawmill
1945-1953
Forestation, Planting
Box
3
Oregon
1933-1965
Seeds
Box
3
Planting, other states and Federal (general)
1951-1963
3
Propagating cuttings
1962-1966
3
Seeding, aerial, direct, natural regeneration
1952-1966
3
Tree planters' notes - index
1961-1965
Outdoors and camping
Box
3
General information
1948-1952
3
4-H Woodsman, miscellaneous data
1949-1956
3
" Bob Lincoln's Knapsack"
1952-1953
3
Campcraft, miscellaneous clippings
1948-1955
3
Choosing and using the axe; edible fruits, plants, etc.
1947-1960
3
Safety pointers
1946-1958
3
" At Home in the Woods"
1953
Box
3
Small woodlands management
1954-1958

Series V:  Survey Report, 1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Woodland owner views of Extension Forestry Programs in Oregon
1986

Series VI:  Biographical Sketch of Robert W. Graeber of North Carolina, 1948Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Series VII:  Monthly Field Reports, 1956-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
1956-1965
4
1966-1969

Series VIII:  Contract Services, 1966Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Report, correspondence
1966

Series IX:  Situation Studies, 1960-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Forestry co-ops
1965-1967
4
Motivation reports
1961-1967
4
Recreational land use reports
1962-1967
4
" Potential From Small Private Woodlands of Columbia County"
1960
4
" Outdoor School Oregon Style"
1966

Series X:  Program Planning, 1954-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Counties
1966-1968
4
County planning councils' recommendations
1958-1959
4
Extension long range program development
1963-1967
4
4-H materials
1963
4
General
1964-1968
4
Group process guides
1954-1965
4
Long range farm forestry plan
1958-1967
4
Long range planning conference
1967-1968
4
Plan of work reports
1959-1964
4
State oriented instructions; specialist duties
1966-1967

Series XI:  Training Materials, 1958-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Agent training
1958-1967
4
Forestry in secondary schools
1958-1964