Nelle Tobias Papers, 1972-1989

Overview of the Collection

Tobias, Nelle
Nelle Tobias Papers
1972-1989 (inclusive)
2.25 cubic feet, (3 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 439
Nelle Tobias was a pioneer environmentalist from McCall, Idaho. The collection contains her personal papers.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
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

Nelle Tobias (May 11, 1906 – April 30, 2005) was a pioneer environmentalist from McCall, Idaho who played a major role in conservation efforts in Idaho for over fifty years. She graduated from the College of Idaho in 1928 and served as a landscape architect for ten years with the National Park Service before opening Edgewater Cabins on the Payette River in McCall. She was a founding member of the Idaho Conservation League and was involved in nearly every preservation effort in Idaho including the 1964 Wilderness Act and the preservation of Hells Canyon and the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Nelle Tobias papers span the years 1972-1989. Included in the papers are correspondence and reports on conservation and environmental concerns.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Nelle Tobias Papers, MG 439, 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 1991 accession.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The papers of Nelle Tobias were in the possession of Nelle Tobias until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Nelle Tobias were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Nelle Tobias in May 1991 (MA 1991-36).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 4.75 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

Idaho Conservation League records MG 431

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Inventory Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Issues - Wilderness, Land Use, Wildlife, Nuclear and Solar Power
Issues - National Forests, RARE II
Issues – Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mining, Jarbidge

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Tobias, Nelle--Archives