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Moose Creek Ranger District Historical Files, 1893-1995
- Moose Creek Ranger District
- Moose Creek Ranger District Historical Files
- 1893-1995 (inclusive)18931995
- 20 cubic feet, (21 boxes) : ;
- Collection Number
- MG 453
- The Moose Creek Ranger District is part of the Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho. This collection contains the historical files.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.
- This collection is in English
- Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest maintains two historic ranger stations: the Moose Creek Ranger Station and the Fenn Ranger Station (District headquarters) built in 1922 and 1939, respectively. The files were collected in 2008 at the original Moose Creek Ranger Station located on Moose Creek, inside the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The historical files of the Moose Creek Ranger District span approximately the years 1893 to 1995. Included in the records are reports, field notes, memorandums, news clippings, photographs, correspondence, and maps.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.
Moose Creek Ranger District Historical Files, MG 453, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The original subject arrangement of the Moose Creek Ranger District files was maintained. A rough description of the content of these historical files is provided in the inventory of the boxes, based on the original titles of the folders. Note that this description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. There might exist other subjects and projects inside each box as well as more of the same in different boxes.
The historical files of the Moose Creek Ranger District were in the possession of the Moose Creek Ranger Station until transferred to the possession of Dennis Baird until time of the donation.
The historical files of the Moose Creek Ranger District were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Dennis and Lynn Baird, between 2008 and 2009.
This collection was processed using the Basic processing method.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
InventoryReturn to Top
Administrative Sites, Stations; Air operations; Airstrips and Aviation; Boundaries; Botany
Geology (includes mining and hydrology); Grazing
Homesteads, ranches, and lodges; Inspection; Lookouts; Magruder; Maps
Moose Creek in general; Nez Perce National Forest; Outfitting packing; Place names
Personnel and Personnel reminiscences
Reservoirs; Rivers (Includes Selway); Salmon River and Primitive Area; Selway-Bitterroot Primitive Area and Wilderness
Land use and management
Soils; Timber (includes photographs Timber Sales 1969); Trails and Roads; Women
Wilderness Education; Wildlife
Wilderness Ranger’s Information Guide – Dick Kuhl; Resource Data Collection Handbook; Selway-Bitterroot History; Field books (Kuhl’s diaries)
Wilderness: important documents, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Moose Creek Ranger District, wilderness ethics, fire in wilderness, general training, duties; Local fire history
Wilderness Fire Management: aerial photographs used in fire planning – Bear Creek, 1972
Wildlife habitat; Mining law; Sale area map, Missoula Roundwood Sale
Range analysis and plans: management and permits; Way of Life; Outline of history of Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area
Moose Creek District history
Other Resources; General
Forms and reports; Timber; Planning
Recreation; Special uses
Capability maps; Dispatcher Book Moose Creek (maps); Moose Creek Family Album, 1991; Certificate of Land Grant to Fredric A. Shissler, 1893
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Moose Creek Ranger District