- Yule, J. B. (James Blaine), 1884-1957
- James B. Yule papers
- 1905-1997 (inclusive)19051997
- 0.2 linear feet and 1 oversized map
- Collection Number
- Mss 418
- This collection of content by and about James B. Yule contains his 1906 hand drawn map of the University of Montana, and photographs, correspondence, clippings and articles documenting Yule's work with the United States Forest Service.
- University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
James Blaine Yule was born on February 21, 1884. He studied engineering at the University of Montana in Missoula, though he returned to the family farm before graduating. Yule began working for the Forest Service in 1911 as a forest ranger and transferred to the division of engineering in 1917. He pioneered the development of aerial photography and photogrammetry, both used to speed up forest mapping. Yule retired on September 1, 1947 as the Chief of Maps and Surveys in the engineering division of Forest Service Region One.
Yule and his wife Margaret had two daughters, Jamie and Valerie. Yule died on June 4th, 1957.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains a hand drawn map of the University of Montana campus dated Feb. 1, 1906, drawn by J.B. Yule for an engineering course at the University. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, clippings and articles documenting Yule's work with the United States Forest Service and especially his involvement with the use of aerial photographs by the Forest Service in map-making activities.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright transferred to The University of Montana.
Janes B. Yule Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The materials in this collection were held by the family until donation.
Map gift of Jamie B. Yule and Valerie Y. Walther on July 16, 2001. Additional papers were a gift of Jamie B. Yule, 2002 and 2017.
This collection arrived at the Archives in several accessions. Because it is a small collection after the first arrangement additional materials were added into appropriate folders or into new folders placed at the end of the collection.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Map Case||James B. Yule Map
Map of the University of Montana campus drawn by Yule when he was an engineering student.
|February 1, 1906|
|1/1||Application for Federal Employment||ca. 1946|
|1/3||Forester's Ball ticket||1929|
|1/4||Aerial Photography and Cartography Equipment, photographs||ca. 1940s|
|1/5||First Maps and Surveys Conference, United States Forest Service, Missoula, Montana, photograph
Photo by R. H. McKay. Pictured: H. E. Gruner, Marshall S. Wright, F. E. Landon, Cullen E. Waldo, J. B. Yule, G. H. Loutz, F. E. Thieme, R. B. Pidgeon, T. R. Littlefield, J. W. Ninneman, M. W. Bird, Loge Wernstedt, C. J. Truscott, E. R. Sievers, F. F. Kemp, J. E. King, H. A. Sedelmeyer, F. J. Cool, H. C. Guettler.
|1/6||Forest Service Employees Who Received the 30-Year Length of Service Award on April 9, 1948, photograph||1948|
Includes landscapes, lakes and glaciers, tents in field, smoke cloud from forest fire, men (at meeting?), and more
|1/8||Retirement-related Correspondence and Recognition||1947|
|1/9||"Aerial Photography," article in Our National Forests||October 1933|
|1/10||"Forest Service Uses of Aerial Photographs," article by Helen B. Smith in U. S. Air Services||August 1940|
|1/11||"Evolution of G. L. O. Surveys in Montana as Applied to Mapping by Forest Service in R-1," report and draft||1946|
|1/12||Choteau Acantha Newspaper with Article about Yule's Retirement||October 1947|
|1/13||Correspondence by and about James B. Yule||1913-1997|
|1/14||Photographs of James B. Yule||undated|
|1/15||Field Diary||october 1-December 31, 1912|
|1/16||Correspondence from Yule to his Mother||March 1905|
|1/17||Correspondence from Yule to his Sister||March 1908|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- University of Montana--Missoula--Maps
- Engineering students--Montana--Missoula