W.F. McCulloch Collection, 1936-1968

Overview of the Collection

McCulloch, Walter Fraser, 1905-
W.F. McCulloch Collection
1936-1968 (inclusive)
1942-1968 (bulk)
0.1 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS McCulloch
The W.F. McCulloch Collection consists of materials assembled and written by McCulloch pertaining to forestry education and forest management in Oregon. McCulloch was a faculty member in the Oregon State University School of Forestry from 1937 to 1969 and served as Dean from 1955 to 1966.
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
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter Fraser McCulloch joined the faculty of the Oregon State College School of Forestry in 1937. He left Oregon State briefly during World War II to serve as assistant state forester; during this time he developed and administered Oregon's Forest Conservation Act. He returned to Oregon State in 1945 as head of the Department of Forest Management. He served as Acting Dean of Forestry in 1952-1953 and as Dean from 1955 until 1966.

McCulloch earned his BA degree from the University of British Columbia, an MS from the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Oregon. McCulloch was best known for his contributions to forestry education.

McCulloch resigned from Oregon State University in 1969 for health reasons and died in Corvallis in 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The W.F. McCulloch Collection consists of materials assembled and written by McCulloch and includes certificates and awards; publications written by McCulloch; and memorabilia. Certificates from the Forest History Society and the Oregon State Board of Forestry are included as well as his recognition as a honorary fernhopper by the OSU forestry alumni and his Centennial Award from Oregon State University.

The publications include Forest Practices in Oregon published by the Oregon State Board of Forestry in 1943; The Forester on the Job (1955), a handbook for new forestry graduates as they begin their employment, published by the Oregon State College Cooperative Association; and the Initial Report of Survey of Oregon Forest Conservation Act (1942) prepared by McCulloch as Assistant State Forester.

The memorabilia includes the 1936 edition of The Empire Forester, the annual student publication of the Forestry Club at the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

W.F. McCulloch Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were transferred from the Horner Museum collections in 1996 and from the Archives' Memorabilia Collection in 1997.

Related Materials

Biographical information about McCulloch is available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-McCulloch, Walter Fraser); photographs of him are available in the College of Forestry Photographs (P 061) and Harriet's Collection. The College of Forestry Records (RG 139) document McCulloch's work as Dean of the School of Forestry and a faculty member. The OSU Archives collections include the papers of several other Oregon State Deans of Forestry, including George Peavy and Paul M. Dunn, and many forestry faculty and alumni.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forestry law and legislation--Oregon.
  • Forestry schools and education--New York (State)
  • Forestry schools and education--Oregon.
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon.
  • Forests and forestry--Vocational guidance.
  • Logging--Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State College. School of Forestry.
  • Oregon State University. School of Forestry.

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Oregon State Board of Forestry. (creator)