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John Osborn Papers, 1979-1997
- Osborn, John
- John Osborn Papers
- 1979-1997 (inclusive)19791997
- 1 cubic foot, (1 box) : ;
- Collection Number
- MG 433
- Dr. John Osborn was the founder and president of the Spokane-based Inland Empire Public Lands Council. This collection contains his personal papers.
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.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
John Osborn worked for the U.S. Forest Service during summers from 1974 until 1980, was an Interregional firefighting crew member for the Boise, Sawtooth, and Payette National Forests in southern Idaho, became a medical doctor at the Spokane Veterans Hospital, and was an active environmental activist in the Idaho and eastern Washington areas. Osborn served as the north Idaho regional representative for the Idaho Conservation League, conservation chair for the Northern Rockies Sierra Club, board member for the Idaho Wildlife Federation and the Washington Wilderness Coalition, and was the founder and president of the Spokane-based Inland Empire Public Lands Council. Organized by doctors who wanted to preserve the beauty of the country, the Inland Empire Public Lands Council is an affiliation of sporting and environmental organizations that links the two main regions of the Northwest: the Northern Rockies and the Cascades and is dedicated to the transition of the Greater Columbia River Ecosystem from resource extraction to long term community and biological sustainability.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The John Osborn papers span the years 1979-1997. Included in the papers are articles, correspondence, and reports.
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.
John Osborn Papers, MG 433, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The original order was retained with all of the materials from the 1998 accession.
The papers of John Osborn were in the possession of John Osborn until time of donation.
The papers of John Osborn were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Dr. John Osborn in May 1998 (MA 1998-09A).
This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 3 cubic feet.
Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).
Sierra Club - Northern Rockies Chapter records MG 86, Idaho Conservation League records MG 431, Maria Fraser papers MG 432
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Inventory Return to Top
Washington Wildlife Coalition Board of Directors mailings, Issues, Lawsuits
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Osborn, John--Archives