Leo Anthony Isaac papers , 1920-1968

Overview of the Collection

Isaac, Leo A. (Leo Anthony), 1892-1970
Leo Anthony Isaac papers
1920-1968 (inclusive)
3.5 linear feet, (3 containers)  :  2 record storage boxes and 1 manuscript box
Collection Number
Ax 730
Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was a forester in the Pacific Northwest. The papers include diaries, correspondence, and publications.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was born near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and was educated at the University of Minnesota. For 32 years he was engaged in Douglas fir research, a silviculturist in the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. After 1956 he was a private consultant in forestry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include field and official diaries from 1920-1951, professional correspondence, and a file of publications.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Incoming and outgoing correspondence are integrated.

Diaries are arranged chronologically. Some years are incomplete.

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject, organization, or name. Materials consist of correspondence, publications, clippings, field reports, memos, agendas, and meeting minutes.

Publications are arranged by title. Materials vary by title, but include manuscripts, reviews, correspondence, supporting materials, research materials, tearsheets, reports, and other documents.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Douglas fir.
  • Foresters--Northwest, Pacific
  • Forests and forestry--Northwest, Pacific
  • Forests and forestry--Research--Northwest, Pacific

Personal Names

  • Isaac, Leo A. (Leo Anthony), 1892-1970

Corporate Names

  • Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts for publication