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Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides, 1973-1991
- Williams, Gerald W.
- Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides
- 1973-1991 (inclusive)19731991
- 0.3 cubic feet, including 703 slides, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- P 316
- The Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides consist of images taken by Williams that document trips and activities by Williams and his family in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Gerald W. Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 until his retirement in 2005. From 1979 to 1993, he was a sociologist with the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests in Oregon; in 1993-1998, he served as the regional sociologist for the PAcific Northwest Regional Office in Portland; and from 1998 until his retirement in 2005 he was the national historian for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington D.C. Williams designed and implemented a regional and national history program for the Forest Service which culminated in his appointment as national historian and his authorship of the centennial history of the Forest Service, The USDA Forest Service -- The First Century, in 2000. He Has published more than 75 books, chapters, book reviews, and articles and conference papers exploring a variety of historical topics such as the Native American use of fire to manage environments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division during World War I.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides consist of images taken by Williams that document family trips and activities in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The slides depict visits by Williams' wife, children, and friends to parks, festivals, historical sites, a museum, and engaged in river rafting. Locations and events featured in these images include: Yellowstone National Park, Heceta Head State Park, the Oregon Country Fair, Rogue River, the National Bison Range, McKenzie River, and Mt. Thielsen.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides (P 316), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides are arranged in one series: 1. Slides, 1973-1991.
These materials were acquired by the former University Archives and the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2007 and originally described as a component of the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG). They were separated for description as this collection in 2016.
The core of Gerald Williams' research materials are maintained as the Gerald W. Williams Papers (MSS WilliamsG). Other materials that were collected by Williams have been described as separate collections: Gerald W. Williams Collection of Forestry and Northwest History Publications (MSS WilliamsPubs); Gerald W. Williams Collection on the Civilian Conservation Corps (MSS CCC); Gerald W. Williams Moving Image and Sound Recordings Collection (FV 320); Gerald W. Williams Collection on Smokey Bear (MSS Smokey); Gerald W. Wiliams Prints Collection (MSS WilliamsPrints); Jason S. Elder Forest Service Diary (MSS Elder); C.C. Hall Photograph Album (P 301); J.F. Ford Photographs (P 308); Forest Service Equipment Development Center Photograph Album (P 311); Mount Hood Area Excursion Photograph Album (P 310); and Frank Patterson Photographic Postcards (P 312).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Slides, 1973-1991Return to Top
Series 1 is made up of slides of photographs taken by Gerald Williams depicting trips throughout Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming with family and friends. Among those featured in the images are Williams' wife Ellen and children. A little over half of the slides document views at Yellowstone National Park and include shots of the hot springs, wildlife, geysers, and lodges there. Oregon events and landscapes account for about one-third of the views. There are 703 slides in total.
Views of the lighthouse and beach at Heceta Head State Park.
These views document 3 places in Idaho: Craters of the Moon National Park, a cropduster on a farm near Idaho Falls, and a parade in the town in Arco.
Malheur River and Burns Area
National Bison Range
Oregon Country Fair
Linn County, Oregon.
St. Ignatius Church and Mission
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Outdoor recreation--Oregon.
- McKenzie River (Or.)
- Yellowstone National Park.
Form or Genre Terms
- Slides (photographs)