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- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Gerald W. Williams Slides, 1961-2003
- Williams, Gerald W.
- Gerald W. Williams Slides
- 1961-2003 (inclusive)19612003
- 5 cubic feet, including 15,137 slides, (15 boxes)
- Collection Number
- P 314
- The Gerald W. Williams Slides consist of more than 15,000 35 mm color photographic slides taken and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. The slides were used by Williams in presentations and lectures, for publications, and for reference and research. Many of the slides were made by U.S. Forest Service photographers. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
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.
Biographical 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.
Williams is a native of Oregon and earned degrees from Southern Oregon University (B.A., Sociology; M.A. General Studies Social Science) and Washington State University (Ph.D., Sociology).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Gerald W. Williams Slides consist of more than 15,000 35 mm color photographic slides taken and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. The slides were used by Williams in presentations and lectures, for publications, and for reference and research.
The slides depict a broad range of topics pertaining to forestry, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Pacific Northwest region including Gifford Pinchot and Grey Towers (in Milford, Pennsylvania); Forest Service employees; logging and lumber mills; flora and fauna; Native Americans; and national forests, monuments, and parks. The bulk of the images depict scenes in Oregon and Washington; however, the collection also includes images of California, the southwestern United States, and British Columbia. Within Oregon, several regions in which Williams did research are extensively documented - specifically, the McKenzie River Basin and the Umpqua region.
A substantial portion of the slides are reproductions of late 19th and early 20th century photographs, drawings, and historical documents that Williams used in presentations and publications.
Many of the slides were made by U.S. Forest Service photographers; the photographers' names are included on the mounts of some of these slides.
Broad subjects that were used by Williams to describe the slides stored in metal slide boxes were used as the primary organization of the collection. Many of the slides include descriptive information on the slide mount.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Gerald W. Williams Slides (P 314), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The Gerald W. Williams Slides are arranged in 11 series: 1. United States Forest Service, 1977-2003; 2. Oregon, 1969-1998; 3. Washington, 1974-1995; 4. California, 1963-1995; 5. Umpqua Region, 1969-1990; 6. McKenzie River, 1978-1996; 7. Historic: Oregon and Washington, 1980-1985; 8. Flora and Fauna, 1970-1997; 9. Cartoons, 1968-2003; 10. Presentations and Publications, 1961-1997; and 11. General, 1978-2002.
These materials were acquired by the former University Archives and the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in multiple accessions in 2007-2016. They were originally described as a component of the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG) and were separated for description as this collection in 2016.
Most of these slides were re-housed from 37 metal slide boxes and numerous individual paperboard photo lab slide boxes. A portion of the slides were received in archival slide pages. Broad subject categories on the metal slide boxes were used as the primary organization of the collection; descriptive information on the paperboard boxes was transferred to the slide pages at the time of re-housing.
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); Frank Patterson Photographic Postcards (P 312); and Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection (P 319).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: United States Forest Service, 1977-2003Return to Top
This large series consists of 2826 slides, most of which were made in the 1980s and 1990s. Topics of note in this series are: Gifford Pinchot and Grey Towers (in Milford, Pennsylvania); national forests and wilderness area; the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest; forest service employees; logging and lumber mills; images documenting the history of the U.S. Forest Service. The series includes slides of historic photographs, documents, and other materials from the late 19th century. The initials AKW (for A.K. Wiesendanger) appear regularly on the U.S. Forest Service historic photograph slides.
United States Forest Services Employees
87slides; historic slides of identified R-6 Regional Foresters, Forest Services women including Geri Larson Bergen, and Forest Services Chiefs.
Grey Towers: Milford, Pennsylvania
61 slides; Grey Towers National Historic Site or Gifford Pinchot House, the Bait Box, and the Finger Bowl.
United States Forest Services Grey Towers Facility
192 slides; includes Grey Towers Facility interiors and exteriors, History Meetings, Management Policy Seminar, Grey Towers ribbon cutting, and Grey Towers 30th Celebration.
Gifford Pinchot Slideshow
82 slides; slides of Grey Towers rooms identified, 30th Celebration, Management Policy Seminar, and Yale Forestry School campsite. Historic slides of Gifford Pinchot in Inauguration Parade, President Harry Truman with Pinchot III renaming the Columbia National Forest to Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and President Kennedy dedication of Pinchot Institute are also included.
Gifford Pinchot Related Images
98 slides; historic slides of Gifford Pinchot. Includes Pinchot fly fishing, the Denver Conservation Conference, President Truman signing the Gifford Pinchot National Forest name, President Roosevelt and Pinchot, and Pinchot for Pennsylvania Governor poster.
Fish Lake National Forest Centennial
46 slides; contains slides of 1903 Olds at Fish lake, management teams, centennial, historic Civilian Conservation Corps Crew Trail Camp, and past Santiam National Forest Rangers.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
32 slides; Old Growth project with 200 year old tree decay and stream-flow research.
Prineville Scaling Station and Blue Mountains Research Station
21 slides; Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory and Blue Mountains National Resources Institute.
Yosemite National Park
75 slides; scenic slides and wildlife.
National Forests in the Southern United States
73 slides; includes historic slides of Arkansas Log Train, 1898 Pinchot Report, and Chicago Civilian Conservation Corps.
National Wilderness Areas
91 slides; slides of John Muir Theodore Roosevelt at Crater Lake, President Johnson signing the 1964 Wilderness Act, Aldo Leopold and the Gila Wilderness area, and other wilderness areas.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Sing-Alongs
33 slides; circa 1925 Song lyrics
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Forest Interpretive/ Informational Materials
33 slides; includes Samuel Barlow Pioneer Memorial and Forest Regions slides.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Trees and Flowers
70 slides; flower and tree slides from National Parks, cellular structures of wood, and a cone scales conspectus of North American Firs.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Wildlife
64 slides; slides contain native birds and nests, bear cubs, and deer.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Logging and Lumber Mills
38 slides; logging and loading operations on various National Forests.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Forest Fires and Firefighting
91 slides; slides include fire supplies from airplane drops, lightning strikes and storms, and look out houses for fires.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Columbia River
106 slides; historic slides of Portland, the Willamette River, Oregon City, Columbia River, Cape Horn, and Crown Point.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Scenic Views of Oregon
94 slides; slides of Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, Diamond Lake, Big Lake, and Hood River are included.
National Forests: Historic Images
175 slides; Lake and mountain views, roads and highways, and identified past Forest Service supervisors.
United States Forest Service Historic Photographs: Assorted
199 slides; includes Ranger Stations, Military and Civilian Conservation Corps, Pack horse trains, bridges and roads, and fishing slides.
United States Forest Service and Pacific Northwest Historic Photographs
86 slides; unidentified historic landscapes, logging operations, and map slides.
United States Forest Service Regional History Day
37 slides; slides of the Conference room and Exhibits.
Images of Various National Forests and United States Forest Service History
142 slides; contains slides on forest cuttings and growth, Forest Rangers, and World War I food stamps and airplane patrols. Astronaut Walter Cunningham in Mckenzie Pass Lava beds and first three Chiefs of Division of Forestry are also included.
Images of Various National Forests and United States Forest Service History
303 slides; Eugene's 1989 Timber Rally, Earth First!'s tree sitting, Airplanes distributing fertilizer, Forest service shields, AMA Model Forest, and National Forest maps
Images of Various National Forests and United States Forest Service History
167 slides; slides of logging operations and drives, electric chainsaw tests, and Forest Service region maps. Historic images of Seattle and the Ninemile Remount Depot (in Montana) are also included.
General Forestry and Forest Service Subjects
178 slides; includes slides of World War II Aircraft Warning Service House, Forest Reserve and Organic Act Headlines, historic United States Geological Survey maps, Forest Services china markings, and Forest Service patches.
General Forestry and Forest Service Subjects
152 slides; various slides included with General Land Office and Forest Services, Hudson School Paintings, and Famous Photographers Landscapes.
Series 2: Oregon, 1969-1998Return to Top
Series 2 consists of 2560 slides of Oregon natural landmarks, scenes, and cities and towns. Of note are images of Eugene, Portland, the Oregon Coast, the Willamette National Forest, Columbia River Gorge, and the Cascades. Several images of Civilian Conservation Corps structures are included.
43 slides; includes slides of a lighthouse and the Astoria Column.
Bend, Oregon and Peoria Road
16 slides; views of Bend and buildings off of Peoria Road
64 slides; Parade slides including the Goodyear Blimp, the Bucket Brigade, and the Hult Center.
Eugene, Springfield, Mohawk Valley, Creswell, and Cottage Grove
309 slides; slides include the Hult Center opening, 4449 Steam Engine, snow, buildings, and covered bridges.
Olympic Torch in Eugene in Hult Center
29 slides; Bob Shelby's Interstate 5 car accident and Deer Camp slides.
Oregon Trail Museum
27 slides; exhibits and exteriors.
8 slides; Bomber Airplane gas station and bridge on Willamette River.
Cannon Beach and Miscellaneous
53 slides; includes Cannon Beach sandcastles and Buena Vista Ferry.
One 120 format slide.
Cradle of Forestry and Blodgett Camp
66 slides; contains slides of Blodgett Camp sites and unidentified United States Forest Ranger. Slides of the Cradle of Forestry Visitor Orientation Center, forestry equipment, and camp stations are also included.
14 slides; includes Crater Lake views and bird slides.
Devils Flat Guard Station, Steamboat Creek, Drew Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Old Tom's Prairie, and South Umpqua Falls
64 slides; Devils Flat Guard Station interior and exterior, and Devils Flat Civilian Conservation Corps Horse Barn. Other slides include scenic views of Steamboat Creek, South Umpqua Falls fish ladder and swimmers, Old Tom’s Prairie Cow Creek Area, and Drew Civilian Conservation Corps Camp toilet.
John Day Fossil Beds
38 slides; includes Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, scenic views, buildings, a mineral spring, and lily pads.
Koosah Falls, Sahalie Falls, and Clear Lake
48 slides; also includes slides of Tamolitch Falls, McKenzie Pass, Proxy Falls, Mt. Washington, and Ice Crystals at Fish Lake.
Mt. Hood, Columbia Gorge Hotel, and Timberline
85 slides; includes flower slides, Mt. Hood ski area, a Timberline Lodge event, Skamania Lodge, and the Columbia Gorge with Bonneville Dam.
Timberline Lodge: Rededication Ceremony
34 slides; Forest Service Chief Dale Robertson, Forest Service Honor Guard, and past RFs at Timberline Lodge's 50th Anniversary.
95 slides; includes slides of Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, and Lost Lake.
39 slides; Odell Lake, Odell Lake Lodge, Summit Lake, and Willamette National Forest Planning Team.
Rujada Campground, Bohemia Saddle Park, and Landberg Stage House
45 slides; includes Civilian Conservation Corps built Registration Booth on Rujada Campground, Layng Creek Dam, Bohemia Mining District views, and Landberg Stage House exteriors.
Silver Falls State Park
23 slides; slides of Bacillus thuringiensis spraying for gypsy moths, Mess Hall Conference Center interiors, and Rock Hill School House.
Umpqua and Willamette's National Forests
43 slides; slides contain Mt. Hood, Parkdale Work Center, Hood River Bridge, and Willamette Open House.
Willamette and Umpqua Fish Lake
Willamette Falls and Oregon City
101 slides; Willamette National Forest, Ramona Quimby drawings, and Oregon City Willamette Falls Dam.
247 slides; includes historic slides of rangers, cabins, ranger stations, logging operations, West Boundary Bridge, lookout towers, and Hyland Hotel in Oakridge.
Willamette Valley: Salt Creek, Fall Creek, Lowell, Coburg, Peoria Road, Corvallis, and Salem
249 slides; includes Ranger Station signs, Dexter Dam, covered bridges, hang gliding, Corvallis airport, North Eugene aerials, sites off of Peoria road, and Salem slides.
Cascades, Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, and Rogue River
316 slides; contains slides of North Portland, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Broken Top, and Rogue River erosion. Siskiyou Boulevard houses, Lithia park, and Ashland’s 4th of July are also included.
Columbia River, Portland, and Oregon City
257 slides; exterior slides, interiors, and Oregon Historical Society picnic at Bybee-Howell House on Sauvie Island. Also contains Fort Clatsop, Pittock Mansion exteriors and interiors, views of Columbia River and Gorge waterfalls, John Day Dam, and Dr. John McLoughlin’s house slides.
Oregon Coast and Coast Range and Rivers
226 slides; Golden Hinde ship at Newport, buildings off of Oregon 36 and Route F, Devil’s Punchbowl, Sea Lion Caves, sand dunes in Florence, Oregon, Port Orford, and Cape Arago and Blanco.
Series 3: Washington, 1974-1995Return to Top
Series 3 consists of 1067 slides, primarily of western Washington, including Seattle, Bellingham, and the Olympic Peninsula and the Washington Cascades. Several images of central and southern Washington and the Columbia River basin are included. Photographs of Mount St. Helens after the 1980 eruption are part of this series.
Washington and Rural Sociology Society
30 slides; views from Indian Cave, parachute skiing, and Forks Timber employee at Ruby Beach.
Columbia River and Carson, Washington
36 slides; slides of barges and sailboarding on Hood River, and Martin Hot Springs building in Carson, Washington.
Mt. St. Helens
35 slides; summer scenes of Mt. St. Helens.
Washington I: Olympic Peninsula
138 slides; contains slides of Olympic National Park; Quinalt River, Rain Forest, and town; and Port Townsend's downtown and Fort Worden.
Washington II: Bellingham
200 slides; includes Bellingham buildings, Hovander Homestead, Pioneer Park Log Church, Puget Sound, and spinnakers on Bellingham Bay.
180 slides; Seattle at night, Seattle skyline, Pioneer Square, Smith Tower, U.S.S. John Young, and Submarine slides.
104 slides; slides of Williams family on the Princess Marguerite ship from Victoria B.C. to Seattle, a wildlife safari, the Seattle Center, and Government Printing Office Tour.
137 slides; contains slides of United States Coast Guard, U.S.S. Independence, Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Hot Springs, and Rural Sociology Society at Ruby Beach
207 slides; Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Adams; Skykomish and Wenatchee Rivers; and North Cascades National Park slides. Also contains slides of the Bruce Memorial Museum, Whitman Mission Memorial, wind mills, and wheat fields in Central Washington.
Series 4: California, 1963-1995Return to Top
Series 4 consists of 433 slides of California scenes and natural features, primarily in northern California and the San Francisco Bay area.
San Francisco Bay
16 slides; aerial and landscape slides.
Tule Lake: Petroglyph Point
63 slides; slides of maps, landscapes, and building.
354 slides; slides of Ferndale, Mendocino, San Francisco, Sausalito on the waterfront, Mountain and Lake Shasta, and Tule Lake. Also includes Smith River, Immortal Tree, Eureka and erosion, and Gerry Williams in the Redwood National Park.
Series 5: Umpqua Region, 1969-1990Return to Top
Series 5 consists of 1451 slides of the Umpqua Basin region including the Umpqua National Forest, towns in the Umpqua Basin, and the Umpqua River. The series includes extensive historical images of this region of Oregon as well as slides of the Santiam Valley and Santiam Pass area.
207 slides; historic slides of Fish Lake Remount Depot, Guard/Ranger Stations, bridges, lookouts, the Planting crew at Detroit, and the Santiam Ski Lodge Civilian Conservation Corps crew.
Santiam Valley, Eastern Oregon, and Deschutes Valley
125 slides; includes slides of Southeastern Oregon, Santiam River, Silver Creek State Park, and Klamath Basin, River, and Lake. Also contains the Old Wigwam burner and Jordon covered bridge slides.
Umpqua National Forest Coding Team
11 slides; slides of the meeting and paperwork.
30 slides; consists of aerial slides of Winchester, Sutherlin, Oakland, Cottage Grove, Milo Academy, the Tri Cities area, and Canyonville. Slides also show aerials of harvest units, the South Umpqua River, Dorena Lake, New Galesville Dam and Reservoir, and Roseburg's airport.
22 slides; includes slides of activities and buildings on the Umpqua River and surrounding flora.
169 slides; consists of slides depicting the towns of Roseburg, Yoncalla, Drain, Myrtle Creek, Sutherlin, Oakland, Winchester, Leland and Elkton, as well as other scenic shots from around the Umpqua Valley and Umpqua River. Of particular note are slides of the animals at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
Umpqua National Forest
233 slides; includes images of the Pacific Crest Trail, several mountains in the Cascade Range (notably Mt. Thielsen and Tipsoo Peak), Twin Lakes, Diamond Lake, waterfalls along the North Umpqua Highway, projects from the Civilian Conservation Corps, and flora and fauna from the area.
Umpqua National Forest North/South Umpqua Rivers Bohemia Mining District
194 slides; consists mostly of landscape shots from around the area including Diamond Lake and the resort, Quartz Mountain, South Umpqua Falls, and Sharps Creek. Many Cascade Range peaks are depicted including Bohemia Mountain, Mt. Thielsen, Mt. Bailey and other a few other peaks. Also included are images of the Cow Creek Indian Powwow.
Umpqua National Forest: Historic (1/2)
220 slides; includes historical images of forest ranger activities and ranger stations and buildings at Diamond Lake, Big Camas, Johnson Creek, Roseburg, Black Rock, Boundary, Devils Flat, Dumont, Glide, Silent Creek, Illahee, South Umpqua, Old Summit, Abbott Butte, Sugar Pine, Steamboat, Acker Rock, Bald Ridges, Buster Butte, and Tiller among other locations in the Umpqua National Forest. The folder also includes slides of historical maps of Umpqua National Forest.
Umpqua National Forest: Historic (2/2)
240 slides; includes slides of operations pertaining to firefighting, mining, fishing, and logging. Images of training camps, Diamond Lake lodge amd resort, Cascade range mountains, waterfalls, Fish Lake, Umpqua River, guard stations, and other landscapes are also included.
Series 6: McKenzie River, 1978-1996Return to Top
Series 6 consists of 984 slides of the McKenzie River and McKenzie Pass region including waterfalls, lakes, and springs; water activities; bridges, towns, and settlements on the McKenzie; and landscape views of the area. Portrait photographs of individual associated with the McKenzie Basin are part of the series.
McKenzie Pass Waterfalls
37 slides; consists of slides of Koosah Falls, Dee Wright Observatory, Sahalie Falls, Belnap Hot Springs, and Three Sisters Mountains.
177 slides; includes slides of water activities such as kayaking, rafting, and fly fishing. Landscape slides include images of Clear Lake, Great Spring, Leaburg Dam, Horse Creek Falls, Proxy Falls, Rainbow Falls, Tamolitch Falls, Sahalie Falls, Koosah Falls Eagle Rock, Castle Rock, Wolf Rock, Finn Rock, Benchmark Rock, Cougar Reservoir, and various areas on the McKenzie River and McKenzie River Highway.
McKenzie River II
202 slides; consists of slides of Cascade Range mountains including Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Little Belknap, and Three Sisters. Landscape slides of McKenzie River, Fingerboard Prarie, Roaring River, Olallie Ridge, Lost Creek, and Lookout Creek are also included.
McKenzie River III
203 slides; consists of slides of bridges in the McKenzie River area including Armitage Railroad Bridge, Coburg Bridge, Belknap Bridge, Blue River Bridge, Deerhorn Bridge, Good Pasture Bridge, and Horse Creek Bridge. Also included are images of Belknap Springs Hotel, Foley Springs Hotel, Walterville hops barns (June 1980), the Millican Century Farm at Walterville (October 1978), Creek Canyon, Filbert Orchard in Vida, Fish Hatchery at Leaburg Lake, Gate Creek Ranch in Vida, Lucky Boy Mine, and the Thompson Footbridge. Landscape slides from Creek Canyon, Vida, Coburg, and Walterville include images of forest fires, lava flow, barns and other buildings, and the McKenzie River.
Historic McKenzie (1/2)
180 slides; includes historical slides of Foley Hot Springs, Belknap Springs, forest rangers, hotels and other local businesses, Marcola, Log Cabin Inn, and landscape images of the McKenzie River and surrounding area. Also included are portraits of Donald McKenzie, Robert A. Booth, Ada and George Millican, Roy Andrews, Raymond Engles, Bud Joy, Smith Taylor, Everett Thompson, Martha and Dorothy Belknap, Superintendent David R. Gibney, and the Montgomery Brothers as well as family photos of the Sparks Family, the Frissell Family, and the Thomson Family.
Historic McKenzie (2/2)
185 slides; consists of slides of landscapes including McKenzie Pass, Belknap Craters, Three Sisters, Collier Glacier, Blue River Bridge, Whitebranch Winter, and Box Canyon. Other images include sheep grazing, McKenzie River Baseball Team, camping and fishing photos, Lucky Boy Mine, several lookout stations, and pictures of and advertisements for local businesses.
Series 7: Historic: Oregon and Washington, 1980-1985Return to Top
Series 7 consists of 227 slides of historical postcards and photographs of Oregon and Washington landscapes as well as individuals associated with the region. Thes seris also includes images of a few documents and maps. The slides were made in the early 1980s of images that were originally taken in the late 19th century through mid-20th century.
Historic: Oregon and Washington
227 slides; includes slides of historical postcards and photographs in Ashland, Medford, Jacksonville, Coos Bay, Siuslaw, Eugene, Pendleton, Prairie City, Baker City, Tacoma, and Northern California. Landscape images include Crater Lake, Rouge River Falls, Oregon Caves, Odell Lake, Crescent Lake, Deschutes National Forest, Pelican Bay, Olympic Mountains, and the Redwood Forest. Portraits are also included of Steven Meek, Lady Dscharwasha, Peter Britt, Dr. John McLoughlin, Ben Holladay, Binger Herman, Robert H. Booth, and John Mitchell. Other subjects include logging and farm operations, Native American culture, forest reserve maps, and the University of Oregon.
Series 8: Flora and Fauna, 1970-1997Return to Top
Series 8 consists of 2529 slides depicting flora and fauna, primarily of Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest. Images of trees, mosses, mushrooms, fungi, lichens, grasses, ferns, shrubs, cactus, and flowers are included. The fauna photographs show insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, ducks, geese, swans, and other birds. Images from elsewhere in North America are also included. Lists of the scientific and common names for several of the sets of flora images were received with the images and are mentioned in the folder descriptions below.
246 slides; includes slides of leaves, cones, and trees in various stages of development primarily from around Oregon and Northern California, with the Willamette Pass and McKenzie River Area of particular note. A few slides from Texas, Indiana, and Vancouver, B.C. are also included. The tree types photographed include cedar, fir, redwood, juniper, oak, and maple.
Mosses, Mushrooms, Fungi, Lichens, Grasses, Ferns, Shrubs and Cactus
225 slides; consists of slides of various plant and fungi types throughout Oregon, including the Oakland, Eugene, Cottage Grove, The Dalles, and the areas around the McKenzie, North Umpqua, Rogue, Columbia, and Klamath rivers. Also included are a few slides of cacti in Texas, some ferns from British Columbia, and fungi slides from Indiana. A list of scientific and common names for each plant/fungus is included with the slides.
14 slides; includes slides of flowers from the McKenzie River area. A horse in a pasture is also depicted.
Flowers: Orange and Yellow
165 slides; consists of slides of flowering plants in Oregon and Northern California, particularly in the McKenzie River area, Eugene, and Eureka. A few flower slides from Austin, Texas are also included. A list of scientific and common names for each plant is included with the slides.
Flowers: Pink, Purple, and Blue
290 slides; includes slides of flowering plants in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, most notably in Eureka, the Willamette Valley, the Oregon coast, and the McKenzie River area. Flowers from other geographical locations include British Columbia, Indiana, and Texas. A list of scientific and common names for each plant is included with the slides.
Flowers II: Shrub Flowers/ Berries, White, and Dried Plants
216 slides; includes slides of flowers and plants in Oregon and Northern California, particularly the Umpqua area, McKenzie River area, Rogue River area, Eugene, The Dalles, and Eureka. Also included are a few slides of plants from Canada and Indiana.
Images of Various Plants and Animals
132 slides; consists of slides of images of spiders and insects, birds. sheep and cattle herds and historic images of deer and elk in Oregon and Northern California. Also included are historic images of deer and elk, various plants and flowers in the McKenzie River area and Willamette Valley, and articles and photographs of spotted owls.
Insects, Amphibians, and Reptiles
152 slides; consists of slides of aquatic life including trout, salmon, turtles, sand dollars, frogs, eels, and alligators in Maine, South Carolina, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Also included are slides of insects and reptiles from Oregon, Indiana, and the Bahamas.
283 slides; includes slides of mammals from all over North America, particularly Oregon, California, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Conecticut, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Texas, Indiana, and Alberta. Animals photographed most notably include big horn sheep, bison, deer, elk, antelope, rodents, and sea lions.
Birds at Sun River
35 slides; consists of slides of birds at Sunriver including blackbirds, ducks, and eagles. Also included are photographs of a squirrel and children skiing.
309 slides; includes slides of birds in Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and a few slides from the Bahamas. Birds photographed include turkeys, owls, woodpeckers, blackbirds, sparrows, eagles, hawks, ospreys, herons, hummingbirds. cranes, cormorants, egrets, pelicans, seagulls, pheasants, quails, and grouse.
253 slides; includes slides of many duck species in Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and British Columbia. Most notably included are mallards, pintails, shovelers, green-winged teals, wood ducks, and ruddy ducks.
Geese and Swans
209 slides; consists of slides of geese and swans in the Pacific Northwest, most notably Tule Lake, Vancouver, Ashland, and the Lower Klamath area. There are also a few slides of geese and swans in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Series 9: Cartoons, 1968-2003Return to Top
Series 9 consists of 844 slides of political cartoons and cartoons pertaining to forestry, fishing, and ranching. Many of the images are of historical items, but more recent cartoons pertaining to environmentalism and global warming, endangered species, and the spotted owl controversy are included.
Forest Services Cartoons
166 slides; includes slides of cartoons pertaining to forest services including forest fires and prevention, legislative activities, environmentalism, and political views related to clear cutting. Other cartoons included cover the topics of fishing and ranching.
219 slides; consists of slides pertaining to political views on clear cutting, endangered species, and other forestry related issues.
218 slides; consists of slides of historical political cartoons. Main topics include President Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, The Great Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt, WWII, President Reagan, James Watt, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, and forestry related political issues.
241 slides; includes slides of political cartoons pertaining to forestry related issues including the U.S. Forest Service, clear cutting, forest thinning, forest fires, environmentalism and global warming, endangered species and the spotted owl controversy.
Series 10: Presentations and Publications, 1961-1997Return to Top
Series 10 consists of 474 slides that were created and assembled by Williams for use in presentations and publications. Topics include the history of national forests in the southern United States, the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, John Waldo, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Images used for Presentation: The Beginnings…
88 slides; consists of slides used for a presentation given by Gerald Williams entitled " Private Property to Public Property: The Beginnings of the National Forests in the South". Slides depict forests and logging operations as well as maps of the southern United States.
Mt. St. Helens Presentation with Script
80 slides; consists of slides used for presentation about Mt. Saint Helens. Slides depict the Mt. Saint Helens eruption and aftermath. Complete presentation script included.
Images used in Research/Publication of John Waldo Book
158 slides; includes images of the Cascade Range, portraits of Waldo, Waldo Lake,and many camp scenes including Odell Lake, Davis Creek, Rigdon Station, Santiam Pass, Deer Camp, and Mt. Hood.
Forest Service Images used in Confidential Publication
148 slides; includes slides of landscapes, buildings and structures, and flora and fauna in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and California. These images were described by the donor as being used in a confidential publication. The title and purpose of the publication is unknown. Many of the phtoographs were made by U.S. Forest Service photographers, including Byron Shumaker and Jim Hughes.
Series 11: General, 1978-2002Return to Top
Series 11 consists of 1742 slides on a variety of topics. Some of the slides depict Williams' travels and events in which he participated. Images of National Monuments, National Parks, and other notable features are part of the series. Of note are slides of historic images of Native Americans and of logging operations.
Aldo Leopold's "Shack" Tour and Gathering
77 slides; consists of slides of event photographs as well as images of the interior of the shack and a few historical images.
Ashland 4th of July
105 slides; consists of slides of the 4th of July parade, Lithia Park, and fireworks show.
Clinton and Gore: Portland
25 slides; consists of slides of the Clinton and Gore rally in Portland.
Norman Myers Trip
24 slides; consists of slides of a trip to the South Umpqua River and Devil's Knob Lookout.
Pacific SW Institute of Forest Genetics
20 slides; includes slides of the buildings, grounds, and signs at the Institute of Forest Genetics.
Seattle and Flight to Eugene
37 slides; includes slides of sites around Seattle, a Native American salmon feast event, and images of an airplane.
Victoria Ferry trip; Lorane, Oregon; and Wolf Creek Tavern
36 slides; includes slides of a ferry to Victoria, Lorane, OR, Wolf Creek Tavern, and the Seattle Skyline.
9/11 Attack on Pentagon Aftermath
132 slides; consists of slides of images taken in the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon including the damages to the building, support from the community, and memorial shrines.
Hot Air Balloons
20 slides; consists of slide of hot air balloons near Aurora and Tigard, Oregon.
Steamboat and Fall Creek Historical Markers
15 slides; consists of slides of petroglyphs and tree carvings at Fall Creek Site.
Steam Engine and Eugene Freeze
28 slides; includes slides of a freeze in Eugene in 1987 and also slides of Steam Engine 4449 in Roseburg.
39 slides; includes slides of animals at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
33 slides; consists of slides of aerial photographs of Spokane, Washington, various wildlife images from around Oregon, portraits of Gene Bernard, and images pertaining to Lt. Charles Wilkes and his expeditions.
145 slides; includes slides of historical images of Native Americans including the Umatilla, Pueblo, Plains, Kalapuya, and other tribes in the Oregon area. Main topics include missionaries and colonialism, landscapes, horses, fire, petroglyphs, and tribe maps for the Pacific Northwest.
Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
21 slides; includes landscape slides taken at the Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.
National Monuments throughout United States: Historic and Contemporary
138 slides; includes historical slides of National Monuments throughout the United States including Tuzigoot, Tumacacori Mission, Pinnacles, Capulin Mountain, OK Caves, Walnut Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lava Beds, Oregon Caves, Devils Post Pile, Mineral King, Muir Woods, Bad Lands, Crater of the Moon, Olympic National Forest, Gran Quivira, Montezuma Castle, Wupatki, Bandelier, Cherry Creek Cliff Dwellings, Chiricahua, El Morro, Custer Battlefield, Casa Grande, Fort Laramie, the Statue of Liberty, Joshua Tree, Organ Pipe Cactus, Petrified Forest, Devils Tower, and Yellowstone. Also included are photographs of taken in 2002 on Bandolier National Monument.
Indian Fire #1 and #2
101 slides; consists of historic slides pertaining to Native Americans and forest fires. Includes slides of maps and images of forest fires and tribes.
148 slides; includes slides of both historic and contemporary images of topics relating to forest fires including lookout stations, rangers and firefighters, smokejumpers. prescribed burning, and aftermath landscapes.
"Land Frauds in Oregon"
37 slides; consists mainly of slides of portraits including John H. Mitchell, Francis J. Heney, John N. Williamson, Binger Hermann, Joseph Simon, Salmon B. Ormsby, Timothy W. Davenport, John Minto, and William Gladstone Steel. Also included and land maps and land fraud newspaper headlines.
Northwest Forest Plan: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Team Members
9 slides; consists of group photographs of the SEIS Team Members.
Yew Environmental Impact Statement Site Visit
73 slides; consists of slides of the Yew EIS Site Visit near Cottage Grove and Creswell. Includes images of yew log and bark processing.
32 slides; includes slides of portraits of Gifford Pinchot, Charles W. Fulton, Binger Hermann, John H. Mitchell. Henry S. Graves, and William Gladstone Steel. Also included are slides of newspaper articles, policy statements, letters. maps and charts pertaining to land distribution and public domain. These document the Forest Service Organic Administration Act of 1897 that provided statuatory basis for management of forest reserves in the United States.
Logging Operations: Historic Images
106 slides; consists of historic slides of logging operations in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Wisconsin. Includes images of dams, tree felling, log driving, and lumber mills. Of particular note are images of the Cowlitz Stud Co. and Mill Creek Splash Dam.
United States Forest Products Lab
59 slides; included are slides of both historic and contemporary images of the United States Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin. Of note, there are images of the lab exterior and buildings and projects on site.
282 slides; consists of slides of historic images -=including landscapes, the U.S. Forest Service, and forest management signs and protocols. Other slides include Oregon wildlife, various landscapes and views from around the United States, and several maps showing National Forest regions in the U.S. Of particular note, included are images pertaining to environmentalism, forest service operations, and disaster response teams.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Forest reserves--Oregon.
- Forests and forestry--Oregon.
- Forests and forestry--Washington (State)
- Logging--Northwest, Pacific.
- Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
- United States. Forest Service--Employees.
- United States. Forest Service--History.
- United States. Forest Service.
- McKenzie River (Or.)
- Umpqua River Valley (Or.)
- Umpqua River Watershed (Or.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Cartoons (humorous images)
- Slides (photographs)
- United States. Forest Service (creator)