James B. Yule Biography, 2019

Overview of the Collection

Yule, Jamie B
James B. Yule Biography
2019 (inclusive)
577 kilobytes
1 electronic file
Collection Number
Mss 932
This collection consists of a 12 page biography, "James B. Yule: Pioneer of Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry, 1917-1947".
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Blaine Yule was born on February 21, 1884. He studied engineering at the University of Montana in Missoula, though he returned to the family farm before graduating. Yule began working for the Forest Service in 1911 as a forest ranger and transferred to the division of engineering in 1917. He pioneered the development of aerial photography and photogrammetry, both used to speed up forest mapping. Yule retired on September 1, 1947 as the Chief of Maps and Surveys in the engineering division of Forest Service Region One.

Yule and his wife Margaret had two daughters, Jamie and Valerie. Yule died on June 4th, 1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of a 12 page biography, "James B. Yule: Pioneer of Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry, 1917-1947," written by Yule’s daughter, Jamie B. Yule.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

James B. Yule Biography, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

This biography was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Jamie B. Yule.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jamie B. Yule, 2019

Related Materials

Archives and Special Collections also holds the James B. Yule Papers, Mss 418

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Electronic File James B. Yule: Pioneer of Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry, 1917-1947 2019

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Aerial photography
  • Forest mapping
  • Forest rangers--Montana--Biography
  • Forests and forestry--Montana
  • Photogrammetry

Personal Names

  • Yule, James B. (James Blaine), 1884-1957--Archives

Corporate Names

  • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees
  • United States. Forest Service. Northern Region

Geographical Names

  • Montana

Form or Genre Terms

  • Biographies

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Yule, Jamie B.