United States Forest Service Range Management Photographs, 1915-1922

Overview of the Collection

United States. Forest Service.
United States Forest Service Range Management Photographs
1915-1922 (inclusive)
1 box, (0.5 Linear feet of shelf space), (67 images)
Collection Number
PC 37 (collection)
67 black-and-white photographs of range management in the western United States from 1915-1922.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The roots of the U.S. Forest Service date back to 1876 and the position of Special Agent in the Department of Agriculture. After a period of growth and transition in names and responsibilities, the U.S. Forest Service was officially created in 1905. The department's primary responsibility it eh management of the country's forest reserves.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

67 mounted photographs showing range utilization in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. Each photograph is labeled on the back with a glued information card including location, subject, date, photographer, and negative number. Additionally, all images are stickered as GS - Period Slides, GS - Carrying Capacity, or, in just one case, GS - Seasons of Grazing. Photographers include Milo H. Deming, Lawrence J. Palmer, Theodore B. Nichols, James O. Stewart, Mark Anderson, D. A. Shoemaker, Harry E. Malmsten, Bryant S. Martineau, James T. Jardine, W. B. Miller, Herbert W. Johnston, and F. T. Crowmiller. All photographs were produced during the photographers' employment with the Forest Service, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The photographs are organized by negative number.

Acquisition Information

Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) holds no information on the provenance of this collection, though it most likely came to MASC prior to the late 1970s.

Related Materials

Copies of these and tens of thousands of other photographs in these series should exist in the archives of the U.S. Forest Service, at the National Archives.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Range management -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs.
  • Rangelands -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs.

Corporate Names

  • United States. Forest Service -- Photographs.